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"forced" download from ASP

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Hi All,
First of all I'm mostly an MS Access guy (and novice learning MSSQL guy) and put on this project because of personnel changes,
etc and because of db experience. I've only been doing this for about 2 months.
I need to know how to "force" a download (patch) from an ASP page.
I am developing an on-line internet registration page for students in the Residence Halls. Part of this project is getting their
Res Hall/room number/port, MAC address, operating system, etc. This has been fairly straight forward and works reasonably well
(my opinion). However since the Blaster/Welchia crap and the way they have been bouncing around our network with everybody
coming back off summer vacation, 2 days ago the powers that be have decided to "force" the Blaster fix and then the patch to the
students as they register for the internet. We are using the Symantec W32.Blaster.Worm Fix Tool 1.0.0 (our file is named
patch.vbs). I don't know enough and quite frankly have a very limited amount of time in which to implement this. I've been to
ASPFAQ, serverobjects.com and others, but it always seems that I miss or can not find or just plain don't understand the
process.
A lot of my questions are quite basic, I know, but..........
Where exactly is the best place to place the worm fixer file?
How do I call it and get it to run on the students machine? I've downloaded ASPExec from serverobjects.com, but am unsure I have
it set up correctly as I don't get notepad to show (per the example asp page) and I've registered the aspexec.dll and set the
WWW service to interact with the desktop (per aspexec.txt).
Is there a method of determining if the fix was run or allowed to finish running? ....because if they don't I'm told to not
allow them to register and therefore restrict them to only a "closed" default vlan.
Anything else I missed? (I always feel that way.) I'm sure there is more, but as I implied, I don't really know enough to ask
the right questions.

Any help down the path of "force" feeding will be certainly appreciated as we have students beginning to return this weekend.
Thank you.

gdr
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Gary D. Rezek
University Networking Services
South Dakota State University
Jul 19 '05 #1
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"Gary D. Rezek" <Ga********@NOSPAMsdstate.edu> wrote in message
news:u9**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
I need to know how to "force" a download (patch) from an ASP page.


Hi Gary,

http://www.aspfaq.com/2161

I suggest splitting up all the other questions into concise individual
posts!

Ray at work
Jul 19 '05 #2

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Hi Ray,
Thanks.
I know your right and forgot netiquette. My only excuse is that I need to try and have a steep learning curve on this one. Real
steep.

Thanks for the link. I'll give it the ol' college try and see if I can incorporate it. I (actually the CITO) really don't want
to give them a choice other than they do the "forced" download or they don't get registered for the internet.
I'm sure I'll be back.
Thanks again.
gdr
"Ray at <%=sLocation%>" <myfirstname at lane34 dot com> wrote in message news:O8*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...

"Gary D. Rezek" <Ga********@NOSPAMsdstate.edu> wrote in message
news:u9**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
I need to know how to "force" a download (patch) from an ASP page.


Hi Gary,

http://www.aspfaq.com/2161

I suggest splitting up all the other questions into concise individual
posts!

Ray at work

Jul 19 '05 #3

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