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Cannot execute VBE scripts on SBS2003

Posted on 2011-09-20
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Whenever I'm attempting to run a VBE script on SBS 2003, I'm receiving the following error:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I went ahead and checked permissions and everything is in line.  Perhaps Symantec is disabling this?
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by:dan_blagut
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Hello

Yes the AV can block some extension with a message like that. Can you try to stop the real time protection of your symantec and retry to execute the script.

Dan
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Disabled the Symantec services and still not having any luck.
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Went ahead and completely uninstalled Symantec and I'm still receiving the same error.
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I've also went ahead and ensured that the Windows Scripting Host is enabled.  Still no luck.

Oddly enough, I found a tool from Symantec's website:

http://service1.symantec.com/sarc/sarc.nsf/html/pf/win.script.hosting.html

However when I go to download the tool, the server will act like it's downloading the file, and then it will instantly disappear.
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Have you checked the file association for VBE?  It should list "Microsoft Windows Based Script Host".

If you need to reset it, the path for the open command should be:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
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It turned out to be an option on the properties dialog. The option allowed me to enable the script for runtime because it was made on another PC.
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This solution worked.
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