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How to setup vb.net data base application on client machine ?

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I have compiled the sample application 'Localdata' in Visual Studio 2005 and published it IIS 5. The data files are located on the C Drive of this machine which is called DEV15. When I run it from my browser by giving

http://localhost/Localdata/Localdata.application
or
http://dev15/Localdata/Localdata.application

the application runs fine.

But When I start the application from a different computer on the same network and try the URL

http://dev15/Localdata/Localdata.application

it gives the error message :

'Do you want to save this file ?'

Apparently it is trying to download the file instead of executing it.

Then I installed .NET framework 2.0 and retried the same URL and the system gives this error message :

Could not find file 'C:\.....\Data\Nwind.mdb'

Apparently it is looking for the file on the local system.

1. Is it essential that I install dotnet framework on every client machine ?
2. Is there any settings of IIS that I need to do before the application is run on server instead of on the client machine ?

I would be grateful for any help in this issue.
Jan 24 '08 #1
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kenobewan
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You need framework on every machine. Never created this type of app, but assume that iis has trouble with extension which is why it tries to download.
Jan 24 '08 #2

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