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Locate Link Browser message

Hi,

I built a vb.Net application that creates ICS calendar files dynamically and
then sends them to the client browser as a downloadable file. Works perfectly
except in the following situation.

If the URL link to the web page is mailed to someone and they click on the
link in Outlook and there are no web browsers already opened on their system,
IE Starts, the open/save Dialog displays and then 1-2 seconds later the IE
window closes and the Locate Link browser Message appears over the top of the
Open Dialog.

If at least one IE window is open when the link is clicked on the locate
link browser dialog does not display and everything works as it should..

As I saw the IE Window flash briefly and then dissappear I am assuming the
locate link browser pops up because IE has not stayed in memory long enough??
Is there a way from a "Server side Application" I can change this behavor??

Telling 1000's of employees to keep at least one browser open before they
click on these links is not going to work for long..

Thanks
jason

Oct 4 '06 #1
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Hello jason,

The "Locate Link browser" Message may occur when your computer has
different browser installed other than IE. You may first check following
registry entry to see if IE is set as default browser:

HKLM\SOftware\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options\Br owser

And the DDE setting:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/8216...d=2488&sid=313

Addtionally, as I understand, your email in outlook is in HTML format, and
you use a "<Aelement point to the download url, have you set the targer
attibute as blank? like

target =_blank

Sincerely,

Luke Zhang

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Oct 5 '06 #2
Luke,

Thanks for your email...My System is a "Standard" Company load and it has
not had another browser installed as the standard is IE. I have checked the
registry setting you mentioned..There is no browser setting. Options is as
deep as it gets and the only variables inside Options are ExcludeCustomKeys
and FullAddressInText.

Selecting IE does not seem to be the problem. The fact that IE opens and
then closes once the open/save dialog appears seems to be the problem?? This
does not happen if IE is already open..

The Support page you reference is not on the Microsoft site so I cannot
reference the content for a solution..

And, yes the email is HTML. I do not set the target tag as the content the
asp.net page returns is a download file. I also don't have control of the
page/email content that is referencing my asp.net page.

Have any more ideas??

"Luke Zhang [MSFT]" wrote:
Hello jason,

The "Locate Link browser" Message may occur when your computer has
different browser installed other than IE. You may first check following
registry entry to see if IE is set as default browser:

HKLM\SOftware\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options\Br owser

And the DDE setting:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/8216...d=2488&sid=313

Addtionally, as I understand, your email in outlook is in HTML format, and
you use a "<Aelement point to the download url, have you set the targer
attibute as blank? like

target =_blank

Sincerely,

Luke Zhang

Microsoft Online Community Support
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Oct 5 '06 #3
Hello,

Have you tried this on multiple clients, and they were all same with the
problem? Also, you may put a real file on your web server instead generated
by code, and put the url in the email, will it will generate the error?

Sincerely,

Luke Zhang

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Oct 5 '06 #4

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