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Running a VBscript file from a batch file - cannot get debugging output to screen

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Hi Experts,

I am running a VBscript file from a batch file.
The batch file is being called by a login batch file.

I am trying to have the VBscript output debugging text to the screen then wait for a button to be clicked.


I have tried msgbox and WshShell.Popup but in all cases the VBscript runs to completion without the debugging outputs.

Regards,
Leigh
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Hi Leigh,

How is the VBS called from your batch file?  Something like:
wscript.exe "\\server\share\myscript.vbs"

That should allow WScript.Echo, WshShell.Popup, or MsgBox statements to display on screen.

One reason it might not however, is if the //B switch has been set as the default for your VBS files, which is for "batch" mode, meaning all output is suppressed.

Try it with:
wscript.exe //I "\\server\share\myscript.vbs"

and if that works, then to make it permanently behave that way, try running:
wscript.exe //S "\\server\share\myscript.vbs"

first, to effectively set no options as the default behaviour, and then your batch should work.

Regards,

Rob.
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Actually, you should probably be able to kill two birds with one stone by just running in your batch:
wscript.exe //I //S "\\server\share\myscript.vbs"

to make the interactive switch the default.

Regards,

Rob.
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Thanks, Rob.

Pity about the rain in Melbourne.

Regards,
Leigh
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Glad to help.  The rain's not so bad when it doesn't come down in buckets...nice steady rain is good....
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