FIX: Error message if you deploy an executable application to a path that contains escape characters in the .NET Framework 2.0: "Absolute path information is required"

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SYMPTOMS

You deploy an executable application by using the no-touch deployment feature in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. If you deploy the executable application to a path that contains escape characters, you may receive the following error message:
System.ArgumentException: Absolute path information is required.
For example, you deploy the executable application to the following path:
http://Servername/vbConApp.exe?aaa%2fbbb
In this example, the escape characters are as follows:
%2f

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
32-bit versions of the .NET Framework 2.0 on a computer that is not running Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98427-Mar-200803:36x86
Itanium-based versions of the .NET Framework 2.0 on a computer that is not running Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98427-Mar-200803:08x86
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98427-Mar-200803:36x86
64-bit versions of the .NET Framework 2.0 on a computer that is not running Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98427-Mar-200803:08x86
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98427-Mar-200803:36x86
The .NET Framework 2.0 on a computer that is running a 32-bit edition of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98423-Apr-200823:30x86
The .NET Framework 2.0 on a computer that is running a 64-bit edition of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98416-Apr-200802:42x64
System.dll2.0.50727.18222,985,98423-Apr-200823:30x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the no-touch deployment feature in the .NET Framework 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa289511.aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 949777 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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