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VBScript is not working in Windows 7 even after regsvr32 vbscript.dll succeeded

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  • I have been struggling to get vbscript working for last three days of relentless effort. I have windows 7 ultimate and upgraded from windows vista. searched the web for solutions and tried out all the options I think I have, but yet no luck.

    I tried registering vbscript.dll and I get a succeeded message back. Everything seems to be fine. but, I just cannot run vbscript on my computer. It complains that "can't find script engine vbscript for script ....".

    I have a hunch that it is something to do with "microsfot security essentials (my virus protection software)" or with UAC. I am not sure what to do now.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Murthy
    • Moved by Lisa M-Microsoft Support Thursday, May 13, 2010 6:02 PM (From:Windows 7 Security, Privacy, and User Accounts)
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 1:54 AM

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  • You may have to download and re-install the VB Script components:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=47809025-D896-482E-A0D6-524E7E844D81&displaylang=
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    • Proposed as answer by RB Tehnika Friday, July 05, 2013 1:03 PM
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 7:17 AM
  • Thanks for the reply.

    The above link says that it is for XP. But, I am running windows 7 and I am not sure if this can be installed on Windows 7. In any case, I went ahead and tried to install, but the installation is not successful. This installation complains "not enough storage available to process this command". I have only one drive (c:) and it has 200GB free!!! 
    Murthy
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 9:49 PM
  • Could someone address this?
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 10:42 PM
  • Go to MSDN and look at VBScript User's Guide, which can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sx7b3k7y(VS.85).aspx and for any further question, go to: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories  where your issue will be better addressed.

    Friday, May 07, 2010 12:13 AM
  • AFAIK, you have a Dynamic Link Library (dll), while a VBScript is *.vbs.
    Anyway, what does your vbscript code? I recommend that you build a
    exe program in which executes the script, add the security tag to the
    program so you can freely bypass UAC.
    Itknowledge24.com
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:28 AM
  • Hi, welcome.

    Please, go to the given MSDN links above and you will have your issue better handled.

    Rgds.


    itconcerned
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:46 PM
  • Hi, welcome.

    Please, go to the given MSDN links above and you will have your issue better handled.

    Rgds.


    itconcerned

    He has a *.dll, how do you expect to execute such?
    The only thing you use dll files for is to share API for
    other developers in your environment.
    Itknowledge24.com
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2:53 PM
  • Hi, welcome.

     

    >”...How do you expect to execute such?”

     

    All that I expect of him is he having help at best Microsoft place for VBScript: MSDN.

     

    This place – Security – is supposed to give feedback on security or direct people to the right position.

     

    Rgds.


    itconcerned

     

     

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:23 PM
  • Hi, welcome.

     

    >”...How do you expect to execute such?”

     

    All that I expect of him is he having help at best Microsoft place for VBScript: MSDN.

     

    This place – Security – is supposed to give feedback on security or direct people to the right position.

     

    Rgds.


    itconcerned

     

     


    I agree about this forums. Yes, MSDN is the correct place, I am an active helper there as well, however, using this account.
    Anyway, I know what I am talking about and if the OP want's to execute a dll then this will fail.

    This is my website for developers and programmers:
    http://www.coder24.com/
    Itknowledge24.com
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:34 PM
  • Just to let you know i am having the same problem on a SBS 2008 machine. Re Registering simple does not work!

    Was there every a solution to this?

    Friday, October 21, 2011 11:02 AM
  • You might want to post a new question to The Official Scripting Guys Forum!:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ITCG/threads

     


    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)
    Friday, October 21, 2011 12:14 PM