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Smart Client application launch error.

Posted on 2008-10-13
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I was trying to launch a windows smart client application through web application from a server when it gave this error:

Cannot download the application. The application is missing required files. Contact application vendors for assistance.

and when I clicked on Detail button, the following was displayed:

PLATFORM VERSION INFO
      Windows                   : 5.1.2600.131072 (Win32NT)
      Common Language Runtime       : 2.0.50727.42
      System.Deployment.dll             : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
      mscorwks.dll                   : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
      dfdll.dll                   : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
      dfshim.dll                   : 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

SOURCES
      Deployment url                  : http://sniffer4/IBFingerCapture_SmartClient/IBFingerCapture.application?3
                                    Server            : Microsoft-IIS/6.0

IDENTITIES
      Deployment Identity            : IBFingerCapture.application, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=4e617df343dc2397, processorArchitecture=msil

APPLICATION SUMMARY
      * Online only application.
      * Trust url parameter is set.
ERROR SUMMARY
      Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
      * Activation of http://sniffer4/IBFingerCapture_SmartClient/IBFingerCapture.application?3 resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
            + Downloading http://sniffer4/IBFingerCapture_SmartClient/IBFingerCapture_1_0_0_0/IBFingerCapture.exe.manifest did not succeed.
            + The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
      No transaction error was detected.

WARNINGS
      There were no warnings during this operation.

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
      * [13/10/2008 15:54:16] : Activation of http://sniffer4/IBFingerCapture_SmartClient/IBFingerCapture.application?3 has started.
      * [13/10/2008 15:54:16] : Processing of deployment manifest has successfully completed.
      * [13/10/2008 15:54:16] : Installation of the application has started.

ERROR DETAILS
      Following errors were detected during this operation.
      * [13/10/2008 15:54:16] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentDownloadException (Unknown subtype)
            - Downloading http://sniffer4/IBFingerCapture_SmartClient/IBFingerCapture_1_0_0_0/IBFingerCapture.exe.manifest did not succeed.
            - Source: System.Deployment
            - Stack trace:
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadAllFiles()
                  at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.Download(SubscriptionState subState)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadManifestAsRawFile(Uri& sourceUri, String targetPath, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadApplicationManifest(AssemblyManifest deploymentManifest, String targetDir, Uri deploymentUri, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, Uri& appSourceUri, String& appManifestPath)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.DownloadApplication(SubscriptionState subState, ActivationDescription actDesc, Int64 transactionId, TempDirectory& downloadTemp)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.InstallApplication(SubscriptionState subState, ActivationDescription actDesc)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut)
                  at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
            --- Inner Exception ---
            System.Net.WebException
            - The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.
            - Source: System
            - Stack trace:
                  at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
                  at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS
      No transaction information is available.

The application worked perfectly on my laptop running Win XP not until it was deployed to Win2003 64 bit server that I started having this problem.

At first, I thought that it's probably because the development platform was different I therefore re-developed it on the server only for the problem to still remain

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Please, ignore the question.

I finally found a solution to it by including ".*" in the MIME list of the virtual directory of the the application in the IIS.

Thanks all.
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