Check the version of a DLL on a users PC via ASP

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  1. #1
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    Dec 1969

    Default Check the version of a DLL on a users PC via ASP

    Hi,<BR><BR>I have been struggling to find a way to write a ASP page which can check the version of a DLL sitting locally on the USERS PC not on the Server running IIS.<BR><BR>I can assume I know what directory the DLL will be in for any user that visit&#039;s the web page.<BR><BR>Does anyone have any suggestions?<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR><BR>TD<BR>

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    Dec 1969

    Default Not possible, and not advanced.

    ASP is a server-side technology. It executes on the server. Nothing ever gets to the client. Therefore it&#039;s impossible to directly interact with the client&#039;s PC using ASP.<BR><BR>This is a basic client-server problem. If you need more information, perhaps you could have a quick read through the "Nature Of Things" category in the ASPFAQs, that may clear a few things up.<BR><BR>Your only option would be to write a client-side ActiveX component that would sit in the HTML page a client downloaded. That ActiveX component (subject to the security restrictions placed on it by the client) could probably check DLL versions.<BR><BR>Craig.

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