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I am facing a weird issue, am streaming binary content (PDF) to display in a new window which is working perfectly in windows xp but am facing issue while displaying in Windows 7. Actually, from the Desktop(Command) application we are triggering batch file to open the application in IE browser from there we will generate reports which will be displayed in new window(PDF). For windows XP the reports are displaying fine in the new window but, for Windows 7 it is actually displaying a grey background screen and displaying this error.

There is a problem with Adobe/Acrobat Reader
if it is running, please exit and try again.(103:103)

Note:In windows 7 IE9 browser if we directly enter the url in the browser and run the application is dispalying the PDF perfectly and also if directly run the batch file(double clicking on it) and then also the application is displaying the PDF perfectly.Only, when the Desktop application triggers the batch file to open the application in IE Browser am facing the error shown above.

Saurabh_Damle 5-Sep-12 6:24am    
Can you please tell, how are you opening IE? using showModalDialog or open method?
I also have faced same problem in IE8. Modal IE window has some problem opening PDF files. If you are using Modal IE window then you will have to open your PDF file in IFrame. Also create the IFrame at runtime and then assign URL to IFrame.
Vigneshb6 5-Sep-12 7:50am    
I am using Javascript method to show the popupwindow and streaming the binary content to the page.

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Adobe Reader X - Error 103:103 solution

I am not very comfortable with this solution as this is not possible if the application is going to run on a number of different machines. It appears this is a problem with adobe reader 10.1.2 with windows 7.
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Vigneshb6 6-Sep-12 2:26am    
Is there any setting for Adobe Reader like giving permissions for the console app to trigger the Adobe as in my scenario it's working fine while am browsing directly from IE.

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