troubleshooting Question

open a command prompt with javascript or vbscript

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this is for use internally so whatever security issues are not a problem.  i just need to know what to setup to make it work.  i would like to be able to click on a link, or button or something and have that bring up the same window that would come up if you went to start > run and type cmd.  i found a couple examples for javascript and vbscript, but they dont seem to be working properly.

<script language="VBScript">
function pingIt(ipAddress)
      set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      WshShell.Run("cmd.exe /k ping " & ipAddress)
end function
trying to call with:
<div onclick="call pingIt('')">ping</div>

i get an error saying "activex component cant create object: ''"

javascript example:
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
function pingItjs(ipAddress) {
      var oShell = new ActiveXObject("");
      oShell.Run("cmd.exe /k ping" + ipAddress);
calling it with:
<a href="javascript:pingItjs('')">ping</a>

but this gives me an error: "automation server cant create object"

please fix my code or direct me to an example that will work for this.  this for only 2 client machines to use on an intranet so setting up security settings is not a problem.
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