KB 312546 says running managed executable through HTTPS may not work.
This is causing some confusion. Exactly when things will not work?
Our core developer explains it below:
The reasons for HTTPS download failing we observed were:* Setting "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" in IE* Server sending "nocache" for SSL-encrypted data* Server requiring authentication* Expired/invalid certificate on the serverCLR and IE teams are not currently aware of anything fundamentally wrong with HREF exes over HTTPS