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calling a Vbscript from a Vbscript

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i am getting an error when using the code below that says "Cannot use parentheses when calling a sub".


what is the correct way to call a new vbscript from an existing vbscript?
Dim oShell, a 
oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") 
a = "C:\users\administrator\desktop\test.vbs" 
oShell.run(a, 3, True)

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not sure that will work. my main script is a VBS file not a WSF file and i am not trying to pull a function from another script but pass some variables onto the 2nd script via arguments and then execute the whole thing.
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try:

Dim oShell, a
oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
a = "cscipt C:\users\administrator\desktop\test.vbs"
oShell.run(a, 3, True)
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i still get "cannot use parentheses when calling a sub" on the oShell.run(a, 3, True) line....
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found post with answer
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