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could somebody give me a rundown on the windows scripting host?
for example, is it completely hidden and only shows up when a script is executed
what kind of objects are available? or does someone know some sites with info about WSH?
I already know javascript, it's just the win98 details I need
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Microsoft Windows 98


SUMMARY
This article describes the Windows Scripting Host (WSH) in Windows.



MORE INFORMATION
WSH is a language-independent scripting host for 32-bit Windows platforms. Microsoft provides both Microsoft Visual Basic Script and Java Script scripting engines with WSH. It serves as a controller of ActiveX scripting engines, just as Microsoft Internet Explorer does. Because the scripting host is not a full Internet browser, it has a smaller memory footprint than Internet Explorer; therefore, WSH is appropriate for performing simple, quick tasks. Scripts can be run directly from the desktop by double-clicking a script file, or from a command prompt. WSH provides a low-memory scripting host that is ideal for non-interactive scripting needs such as logon scripting, administrative scripting, and so on. WSH can be run from either the protected-mode Windows-based host (Wscript.exe), or the real-mode command shell-based host (Cscript.exe).



Running Scripts
To run scripts from within Windows, you can use one of the following methods:

Double-click a .vbs file
Click Start, click Run, and then type the name of a .vbs file in the Open box
Click Start, click Run, and then run Wscript.exe from the Open box

Minimum Requirements for WSH
The minimum requirement for WSH to function is Internet Explorer version 3.0 or later. WSH relies on the Visual Basic Script and Java Script engines provided in Internet Explorer.

Troubleshooting WSH
Several sample scripts are installed in the Windows\Samples\WSH folder. If these scripts run correctly, but others do not, contact the author of the script for support. Support and additional information is also available on the following Microsoft Web site:

   http://www.microsoft.com/management/scrpthost.htm


http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q188/1/35.asp
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