Whole .Net framework required to run WD Smartware!

Why did WD chose to develop a small application (WD Smartware) that needs a whole .Net frame work to run?

Talk about a “sledgehammer to crack a nut”!

Looks like you really need some application development consultants to asssist your architectual decisions - light end user apps require a light or zero clientside/runtime environment (not a whole dev environment!)