From the Mixed Security dept.
June 06th, 2015
Had this strange problem the other day. I was trying to download Windows Management Framework from microsoft.com, but no download would start, no matter how many times I tried or how long I waited. But I finally found a way to make it work:
- Bring up the developer tools (F12)
- Click the console tab
- Note the blocked HTTP-request(s). Clicking on each will start the download.
Turns out the page is served over HTTPS, but the download over HTTP for whatever reason. Trying to change HTTPS to HTTP only led to a redirect back to HTTPS in this case so it seems liberate but not quite thought through.
Now, have fun downloading frameworks and tools for your windows PC!