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Windows script issue (won't run .svb files but will run .vbs ones)

idheath
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Hi,
I have a Windows Server 2003 box (running Cisco's version of the OS, which is probably the problem).

Anyway my issue is that I am trying to run a few scripts on this server and basically whilst .vbs files run ok, .svb ones to not.

For testing I have a very simple script [msgbox ("Hello World")] and if I save this as a Hello.vbs file it runs fine, if I save it as a Hello.svb file it runs and gives this error:

There is no script engine for file extension ".svb"

There is seemingly nothing wrong with the file association for .svb files and I have also reinstalled Windows Script 5.7 which hasn't helped.

Cheers Ian
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Thanks for the link but that's my post asking the same question as here:-)

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I have never heard of a .svb extension for scripting.  the only time I have seen a .svb file extension used is for files created with statsoft statistica.  
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Yes, what you describe is ordinary behavior; .svb is not a standard extension for scripts in Windows.

Do you have a machine where .svb files are executable?  If so, go to Folder Options in Control Panel, go to the File Types tab, and see what program the extension is associated with.
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I agree. I have never heard of .svb used as scripting files.  Why not just rename them to .vbs?

Rob.

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Thanks for all the suggestions, it's appreciated.
I have now found out that the client is using a 3rd party scripting add-in and that is why these .svb files are named with this suffix.
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OK, so it's the third party add-in that allows these associations to work?  Can you freely install that?

Rob.