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Game Master Helper Frequently Asked Questions


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  1. What is a .NET Smart Client application
  2. How do I configure my PC for .NET Autodeployed Smart Client applications
  3. How do I configure my PC for launching specific GMH.NET Autodeployed Smart Client applications

What is a .NET Smart Client application

A smart client implies that the application will run via the internet but it actually do the processing on the client pc.  The smart client requires a specific setup on a PC.  The requirements are as follows:  For all practical purposes the application appears and works just like a Windows Forms application but it doesn't have to be installed.  It doesn't have the privileges of other installed applications though. 

  1. Windows 98 or beyond
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework (Windows XP and Windows 2003 already comes with the .NET framework built in)
  3. Create a new Zone or Trust the site deploying the application  (see FAQ below)
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How do I configure my PC for .NET Autodeployed Smart Client applications?

Special Requirements for running .NET Assemblies from the Internet you will have to Adjust Security using the .NET Framework Configuration tool.  

  1. Go to Administrative Tools or Control Panel to find the .NET Framework Configuration Tool
  2. Launch the .NET Framework Configuration tool
  3. Click Runtime Security Policy
  4. Click the Hyperlink for Adjust Zone Security
  5. Select the option to make changes to this computer or to the current user (your preference)
  6. Press the Next button
  7. Select Internet (the Zone the application is running from)
  8. Slide the slider one notch higher than No Trust (that's all most of our .NET Smart Client applications will need)
  9. Press the Next button
  10. Press the Finish button
  11. Return to the application page and press the hyperlink 

 

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How do I configure my PC to trust specific GMH.NET Autodeployed Smart Client applications?

Special Requirements for running .NET Assemblies from our http://gmh.xocomp.net  website you will have to Adjust Security using Internet Explorer Internet Options.

  1. On the Internet Explorer Tools Menu or from the Windows Control Panel find the Internet Options
  2. Select the Security Tab
  3. Select Trusted Sites
  4. Press the Sites button
  5. Add the site http://gmh.xocomp.net
  6. Uncheck the checkbox require server verification (we don't support an https site)
  7. Press the Add button
  8. Press the OK button
  9. Press the next OK button
  10. Return to the application page and press the hyperlink 
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How do I configure my PC for increase permissions for specific GMH.NET Autodeployed Smart Client applications using Zones?

To enable these applications to work as designed, you must configure your PC to trust code run from this site.

Go to .NET Framework Configuration from Administrative Tools under Control Panel.  Select and expand the Runtime Security Policy node in the tree and expand Machine, Code Groups, and All Code nodes.  Right Click on the LocalIntranet Zone node and click Duplicate. 

A new node should appear named  Copy of LocalIntranetZone.  Rename this to something like XOCOMP GMH Zone. After that right click and hit properties of this new node.  Click the Membership condition tab.  Change the Condition Type combobox from ZONE to URL.  Enter the following URL http://gmh.xocomp.net/*

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