I keep getting it in command prompt, any idea why and how I may resolve the issue?

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

  • Operating System?
    – Hello71
    Jun 23, 2010 at 21:37
  • try running it this way cscript sript.vbs if there is a different error please post that one too. Dec 21, 2010 at 0:03
  • Did this start after you installed some software? If so, try reinstalling it.
    – goblinbox
    Aug 24, 2011 at 2:36
  • this is a similar question to superuser.com/questions/223728/… There are other answers in that thread that are not mentioned here.
    – Brtrnd
    Sep 17, 2013 at 8:18

3 Answers 3


Let's try this first.

Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do so, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. Type the following command in the Command Prompt window, and press ENTER.

regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\vbscript.dll

You should see the following message:

DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded.

Now see if the problem persists.


Have you checked the file associations?


  • File associations is a good guess. In my case it was that Notepad++ was trying to handle .js files.
    – ojchase
    Jul 29, 2021 at 4:14

Check to see if Windows remote management is installed, and reinstall the WSH configuration settings:

  1. Find the Windows/inf directory.
    • Enter %windir%\inf into the run, command-line, or Explorer address field and press Enter (this directory is commonly located at C:\WINDOWS\inf)
  2. This directory is hidden; unhide as follows:
    • Tools → Folder Options → View → Advanced Settings
    • Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files"
  3. Within the inf directory, find the "wsh.inf" file.
  4. Right-click on the file and select Install.
  5. Retest the scripting engine.
  6. This will restore these files:
    • .js
    • .jse
    • .wsh
    • .vbs
    • .vbe
    • .wsc
    • .wsf
  • Hi, I don't see any wsh.inf file. What could I do in this scenario? Aug 15, 2016 at 0:45

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