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Problem deploying VSTO addin in 64 bit Windows Terminal Server environment

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We are having a problem deploying a VSTO 2005 Second Edition Add-In and would appreciate any help with this.

We previously successfully deployed this add-in onto a 32bit Windows 2003 terminal service environment. By default VSTO installs on a per-user basis. But we got around this limitation by creating a custom CASPOL script which we ran after installation. This script removes the per user permissions and replaces them with per machine permissions.

I have included an example of this script below.

The client has now moved to a 64bit terminal services environment and our add-in is no longer working. The add-in is available but will not load, so our suspicions are that the problem is with the CASPOL script that it is no longer working.

We have tried editing our script so that it targets the Framework64 folder instead of Framework etc. without success.

Example script

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\caspol.exe -u -q -rg "OurDll.a5376b32-bs02-4f7f-897e-025bd33c0fb8"

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\caspol.exe -m -q -rg "OurDll.a5374b32-bf02-4f7f-897e-025re33c0fb8"

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\caspol.exe -m -q -ag My_Computer_Zone -url "OurUrl\*" Nothing -n " OurDll..a5374b32-bblas-4f7f-897e-025bd33c0fb8" -d "Code Group for Our App"

I'd appreciate whatever help anyone can offer.


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