Applet or Webstart...that is the question.
I've got a requirement to get Outlook Web access play nice with the rest of my portal. So, I've got a little button that pops up a window and loads owa and logs the user on. Well, a little problem popped up when the user logged out, its taking every browser session there is with it. So we work with M$ and they say that we have to force the other browser session into another process, that will take care of the problem. So I write a little applet that does a runtime.exec and that works fine...at least on my pc. So I look up the instructions on making it work in other browsers, including public average everyday computer users, and I'm seeing nightmare city! Import certificates and policy tools, OH MY!!! ;) So, am I barking up the wrong tree trying to do this in an applet? Will a web start app work the same way, only just pop up a little dialog that will ask the user if its ok for me to run? Am I just wasting my time and I should just go find a friggin VB programmer to write an activeX to do this with?
I'd really hate to have to do that.