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No Touch Deployment? .NET 1.1 -vs- .NET 2.0

I've used the method described by Chris Sells in the following article:

"Launching No-Touch Deployment Applications with Command Line


For example, launching an application with the following URL form:


This works fine with .NET 1.1, IEExec launches the exe and the
command-line argument is passed to the EXE. With .NET 2.0 installed,
the application will not even launch when there is a "?" after the .exe

Has anyone else hit this issue and found a work-around?


Apr 19 '06 #1
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I'm still playing around with this. Strangely, with .NET 2.0 I see the
following behaviour:

(1) Clicking the link on the web page, it does hit the server to grab
the .exe in question, but does not launch the application.
(2) If I right-click on the link and say "Copy Shortcut", then paste it
into the address bar and hit enter, it DOES run correctly (passing the

Just can't seem to get it to run from the web page directly..


Apr 19 '06 #2

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