When running 64 bit Windows 7 and trying to download from MSDN you might get… nothing.
The problem is that the File transfer manager is 32 bit and your IE is 64. Solution is to start IE in 32 bit.
Either find it in the start menu. Or look in C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer.
To make this article searchable I reprint a dialogue:————————— VBScript: Microsoft File Transfer Manager ————————— There was an error launching File Transfer Manager.
If you are running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1,
this installation may have been blocked. If the gold IE Information Bar is present above, please
click the bar and select the option to ‘Install ActiveX’.
For additional assistance, please visit the web site http://transfers.ds.microsoft.com,
or contact your help provider.
Note: I got the text out of the dialogue through ctrl-c.