I need to run a .EXE from a web browser using Asp.net, whenever particular button is clicked in a web page it should open up the installation wizard, rather than downloading it
Can any one help me out
Thanks in advance
For obvious security reasons you cannot run EXEs on client computers from a web application. If this was possible that would be a huge security vulnerability. The best you could do is provide a download link to the executable and ask the client to download and install it.
If you on the other hand you want to run the executable on the server you could use the
You cannot run any exe you choose on a users machine. This would be huge security flaw.
You can consider ClickOnce if you absolutely must use something like this
ClickOnce is a Microsoft technology that enables the user to install and run a Windows application by clicking a link in a web page.
Refer: ClickOnce Deployment Overview
Browser support however is limited to IE and via addons on firefox.