How to resolve Hybrid Connection Wizard and Click to Run applications failing to download and run



This has been something that has bothered me for years.
You need to download and run the Hybrid Connection Wizard, and it fails.
You need to download the latest version of OneDrive for Business, and it fails.
There was no point in even trying in Chrome or any browser that wasn't Internet Explorer.
The underlying click to run / click once application would work on some computers and fail on others.

I came across the issue again on the weekend when I was trying to run the HCW for a new tenancy I created. It failed. I then tried to download it directly via the URL to the Azure hosted file which would sometimes work, but it failed this time.

Extensive searching took me to this great article - Link - by Paul Robicahaux.
And at last I had a permanent solution - File Association -

As explained in Paul's article, the permanent solution is to edit what the Default Program is used for the 'applicaton' file type.

To do this, open Control Panel - Default Programs - Associate a file type or protocol with a program
Scroll till you find - .application and .appref-ms
Select and change the program to Internet Explorer -





















Once I had associated the two file types with Internet Explorer, the Hybric Connection Wizard downloaded and installed as expected.



















FWIW I didn't confirm this with OneDrive for Business as the update / download system is much more stable than it was 18 months ago when I remember it being a real pain trying to get the click once / click to run, to work correctly.

I hope this helps ease the pain around installing the HCW.

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Complete list of tutorials


Configure your Administration PC or Server
- How to configure your desktop PC for Office 365 Administration - including MFA - Link
- How to configure Server 2012 R2 for Office 365 Administration - including MFA - Link
- How to configure your desktop PC for Hybrid Exchange - Office 365 - Azure Administration - Link

Connection Scripts
- How to connect to Office 365 and Azure via PowerShell - Link
- How to connect to Hybrid Exchange - Office 365 - Azure AD and Local AD via PowerShell - Link
- How to connect to Office 365 via PowerShell with MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication - Link

Office 365 Migrations
How to configure Exchange 2013 - 2016 for Office 365 Hybrid - Link

All Hybrid Administration Tutorials
- How to configure Exchange 2013 - 2016 for Office 365 Hybrid - Link
- How to configure your desktop PC for Hybrid Exchange - Office 365 - Azure Administration - Link
- How to connect to Hybrid Exchange - Office 365 - Azure AD and Local AD via PowerShell - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 01 - Creating local User mailboxes - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 02 - Creating local Exchange Shared Mailboxes - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 03 - Creating local Exchange Room and Equipment Mailboxes - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 04 - Configure the Hybrid Connection Wizard - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 05 - Individual mailbox moves via the EAC - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 06 - Bulk mailbox moves via the EAC - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 07 - Moving bulk mailboxes with PowerShell - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 08 - Creating Office 365 User Mailboxes via PowerShell - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 09 - Creating Office 365 Shared Mailboxes via PowerShell - Link
- Hybrid Management - Part 10 - Creating Office 365 Room and Equipment Mailboxes via PowerShell - Link


All Modern Authentication and MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) Tutorials
- All my MFA Tutorials on one page - Link
- How to configure your desktop PC for Office 365 Administration - including MFA - Link
- How to configure Server 2012 R2 for Office 365 Administration - including MFA - Link
- How to enable MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) for Office 365 administrators - Link
- How to connect to Office 365 via PowerShell with MFA - Multi-Factor Authentication - Link
- How to protect your Office 365 MFA admin account from cell phone SIM hijacking - Link
- MFA Support - PowerShell modules and resources for Office 365  - Link

Security
- How to protect your Office 365 MFA admin account from cell phone SIM hijacking - Link

Daily Administration and Reports 
How to create a basic document of the Exchange Online environment - Link
How to document the local Exchange Organization for As Built documents and auditing - Link
PowerShell scripts to report on Mailbox permissions in Exchange Online and Exchange On-Prem - Link

Enterprise Management
- How to manage Enterprise environments - Part 1 - Filtering queries - Link
- How to manage Enterprise environments - Part 2 - Creating scripts with a filtered query - Link
- How to manage Enterprise environments - Part 3 - Bulk management using multiple filters - Link

PowerShell
- How to create basic PowerShell scripts - Link
- How to create basic PowerShell scripts with Export-CSV - Link
- How to create basic PowerShell scripts with Import-CSV - Link
- PowerShell modules and resources for Office 365 - Link

Downloads -
All my PowerShell TechNet Downloads - Link

Tips and Tricks -
How to use Chrome browser for concurrent multiple connections to different Office 365 tenancies- Link
General Tips and Tricks for better Office 365 Administration - Link
How to extend your Office 365 Trial - Link
How to get a 180 day trial tenant in Office 365 for testing - Link
PowerShell modules and resources for Office 365 - Link


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