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Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

  1. #1


    HAL07 Guest

    Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

    I've created a program that starts remote assistance (msra.exe) from Windows Vista/7. We use it alot in the IT-department.
    The program is just a normal vbscript, but wrapped into a .HTA file for some GUI (buttons etc), so it's still a Vbscript.

    The problems came when people installed Windows 7 x64. The HTA still runs as 32bit. But when they try starting msra.exe they get
    the error:
    C:\windows\system32\msra.exe The network is not present or not started.

    Well I guess it's too much to ask for a separate 32bit-version of msra in windows x64. but is there a way to start a 64bit program
    from a 32bit HTA?


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  2. #2


    mayayana Guest

    Re: Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

    > Well I guess it's too much to ask for a separate 32bit-version of msra in
    windows x64. but is there a way to start a 64bit program

    > from a 32bit HTA?
    >
    Someone else might come up with a more well-
    informed answer, but one thought is to check to
    make sure there isn't a 32-bit version. Many of the
    core Windows programs xists as both. Win64 is
    really sort of like 2 OSs put together. If a 32-bit
    version exists it should be in the (bizarrely named)
    SysWOW64 folder.




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    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Guest

    Re: Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

    HAL07 wrote:

    > I've created a program that starts remote assistance (msra.exe) from
    > Windows Vista/7. We use it alot in the IT-department.
    > The program is just a normal vbscript, but wrapped into a .HTA file for
    > some GUI (buttons etc), so it's still a Vbscript.
    >
    > The problems came when people installed Windows 7 x64. The HTA still
    > runs as 32bit. But when they try starting msra.exe they get the error:
    > C:\windows\system32\msra.exe The network is not present or not started.
    >
    > Well I guess it's too much to ask for a separate 32bit-version of msra
    > in windows x64. but is there a way to start a 64bit program from a 32bit
    > HTA?
    Are you using the 32 bit build of IE to open the HTA file?

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  4. #4


    HAL07 Guest

    Re: Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

    Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

    > HAL07 wrote:

    >> I've created a program that starts remote assistance (msra.exe) from
    >> Windows Vista/7. We use it alot in the IT-department.
    >> The program is just a normal vbscript, but wrapped into a .HTA file
    >> for some GUI (buttons etc), so it's still a Vbscript.
    >>
    >> The problems came when people installed Windows 7 x64. The HTA still
    >> runs as 32bit. But when they try starting msra.exe they get the error:
    >> C:\windows\system32\msra.exe The network is not present or not
    >> started.
    >>
    >> Well I guess it's too much to ask for a separate 32bit-version of msra
    >> in windows x64. but is there a way to start a 64bit program from a
    >> 32bit HTA?
    >
    > Are you using the 32 bit build of IE to open the HTA file?
    >
    yes i guess. not sure how that works. but i cannot make changes to my local computer settings, as this program is ran by many others.

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  5. #5


    HAL07 Guest

    Re: Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

    mayayana wrote:

    >> Well I guess it's too much to ask for a separate 32bit-version of msra in
    > windows x64. but is there a way to start a 64bit program

    >> from a 32bit HTA?
    >>
    >
    > Someone else might come up with a more well-
    > informed answer, but one thought is to check to
    > make sure there isn't a 32-bit version. Many of the
    > core Windows programs xists as both. Win64 is
    > really sort of like 2 OSs put together. If a 32-bit
    > version exists it should be in the (bizarrely named)
    > SysWOW64 folder.
    I think MSRA needs firewall exception as well, so then you need a separate exception for the 32bit version, as well as all dll's
    required registered. not sure if that is possible since i then have to manually configure a lot of computers.

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  6. #6


    munrpa Guest

    Re: Starting a 64bit program from a 32bit .HTA?

    have a look at using the c:\windows\sysnative link instead, I've not tried it
    but

    C:\windows\sysnative\msra.exe should point to the 64bit version on x64.

    "HAL07" wrote:

    > Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

    > > HAL07 wrote:

    > >> I've created a program that starts remote assistance (msra.exe) from
    > >> Windows Vista/7. We use it alot in the IT-department.
    > >> The program is just a normal vbscript, but wrapped into a .HTA file
    > >> for some GUI (buttons etc), so it's still a Vbscript.
    > >>
    > >> The problems came when people installed Windows 7 x64. The HTA still
    > >> runs as 32bit. But when they try starting msra.exe they get the error:
    > >> C:\windows\system32\msra.exe The network is not present or not
    > >> started.
    > >>
    > >> Well I guess it's too much to ask for a separate 32bit-version of msra
    > >> in windows x64. but is there a way to start a 64bit program from a
    > >> 32bit HTA?
    > >
    > > Are you using the 32 bit build of IE to open the HTA file?
    > >
    >
    > yes i guess. not sure how that works. but i cannot make changes to my local computer settings, as this program is ran by many others.
    >
    > --
    > -- HAL07, Engineering Services, Norway
    > .
    >

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