OS: Windows XP SP3
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials
Network Environment: Standalone
Invocation of wscript.exe fails.
The error message is as follows -
Initialization of the Windows Script Host failed. (The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. )
Resolution attempts so far
Update registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings
Changed UseWINSAFER to 0
Introduced DWORD: Enabled = 1
Enabled Server Service
UPDATE: Downloaded WSH5.7 installable from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8247 only to have it abort with the message that my SP is newer than the setup.
So far these above do not appear to work. The latter part of the message makes me wonder whether is is a windows service/access control issue that needs to be enabled/started for WSH to work.
What should be done to get Windows Host Service to execute?