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MSScriptControl in .asp on 64bit server won't work

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I have an .asp application that uses CreateObject("MSScriptControl.ScriptControl") so it can use the eval method to unescape an encoded string with special characters (ie. %A7).  We work with a lot of foreign languages.  This had worked fine, but when we moved it to a 64 bit server we get the "can't create object" error.

Function Unescape(s) 
    Dim scr 
    Set scr = CreateObject("MSScriptControl.ScriptControl")
    scr.Language = "VBScript"
    scr.Reset
    Unescape = scr.Eval("unescape(""" & s & """)")
End Function

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Doing a little searching it appears that there is only a 32 bit version of msscript.ocx.  So, my questions are, (1) how can I make this run on a 64 bit server, (2) is there an equivalent function that can replace msscript, or (3) is there an alternative to decoding strings that works as well.
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by:sammySeltzer
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Try the following:

Click Start, click Run, type %windir%\SysWoW64\cmd.exe, and then click OK.
Then type
cscript yourVBScript.vbs

More from this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896456
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by:StarDusterII
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You lost me there a bit... this is not a .vbs, it's an .asp (Active Server Page) served by IIS.
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sammySeltzer earned 500 total points
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That code that is asp?

WOW, I thought I knew ASP!

Anyway, for what you described in your original post, my post would have solved it.

However, if your code is asp, then you need to follow this link to enable 32bit mode in iis.

http://help.webcontrolcenter.com/KB/a1114/how-to-enable-32-bit-application-pool-iis-7-dedicatedvps.aspx
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by:StarDusterII
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Well, the original post started off with "I have an .asp application..." but I guess I could have made that a little clearer.

Anyway, your solution worked fine.
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Thanks a lot for the points.

Glad it worked for you.
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