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Cannot run .vbs without prefixing "Cscript" since xp sp3 upgrade

klwn asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi there,

We run a script during logon that moves printers from our old printserver to our new printserver. The script works fine until we started testing windows xp service pack3.
Everytime a .vbs is launched from within our login script we get a windows script host pop up saying "Please run this scrip using cscript"

We are setting cscript as our default script launcher in the login script. Can anyone help? Code below:-
Line 12 is when the windows scripting host msg pops up. This works fine in XP SP2!

Thanks in advance
1> if not exist %SystemRoot%\system32\prnmgr copy %logonserver%\netlogon\moveprinter\prnmgr.vbs %SystemRoot%\system32
2> if not exist %SystemRoot%\system32\con2prt.exe copy %logonserver%\netlogon\moveprinter\con2prt.exe %SystemRoot%\system32
3> if not exist %SystemRoot%\system32\prnadmin.dll copy %logonserver%\netlogon\moveprinter\prnadmin.dll %SystemRoot%\system32
5> if exist %temp%\printers.txt del %temp%\printers.txt
6> if exist %temp%\parseprint.txt del %temp%\parseprint.txt
7> if exist %temp%\printout.txt del %temp%\printout.txt
9> %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %systemroot%\system32\prnadmin.dll >nul
11> CScript //H:CScript //S 1>nul 2>nul 
12> prnmgr -l >%temp%\printers.txt
14> find "PrinterName" %temp%\printers.txt >%temp%\printout.txt
16> FOR /F "tokens=2,2 delims=: " %%i in (%temp%\printout.txt) do @echo %%i>>%TEMP%\parseprint.txt
18> FOR /F %%i in (%TEMP%\parseprint.txt) do if "%%i"=="\\printserver\X001" prnmgr -dc -b "\\printserver\X001" && con2prt /c "\\printserver2k3\XE01"

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