Smart Client application launch error.

Posted on 2008-10-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-07
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:

      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)

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

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

      * Online only application.
      * Trust url parameter is set.
      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.

      No transaction error was detected.

      There were no warnings during this operation.

      * [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.

      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 ---
            - 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)

      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

Question by:Woroworo
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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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