Solved

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

Posted on 2011-02-19
4
1,443 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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
0
Comment
Question by:LeighWardle
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
RobSampson earned 500 total points
ID: 34935159
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.
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:RobSampson
ID: 34935179
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:LeighWardle
ID: 34935204
Thanks, Rob.

Pity about the rain in Melbourne.

Regards,
Leigh
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:RobSampson
ID: 34935213
Glad to help.  The rain's not so bad when it doesn't come down in buckets...nice steady rain is good....
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Welcome back!  My apologies for taking so long to write part two of this series; it's been a long time coming!  As I promised in Part 1, this article will focus on how to locate those elusive AD properties that you are searching for.  Why is this us…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question