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Wscript for Windows XP

Posted on 2014-01-22
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The following script works fine on my Windows 7 computer.

I works fine on one of my XP computers but NOT on another.
script follows

public objShell
objShell = create_object("WScript.Shell")
if objShell = 0
     message "Object did not open"
end if
objShell.Run("C:\Windows\explorer.exe ::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}")

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Question by:DaleWeber
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ZabagaR earned 500 total points
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Weird. I use a similar .vbs script to pop up the printers box on PCs....it has no problems.

set shell = createobject("wscript.shell")
myprinters = "::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
shell.run myprinters


You could replace "shell.run myprinters" with:
shell.run "explorer.exe /e,/root," & myprinters
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by:DaleWeber
ID: 39800553
I wonder if the problem lies in a Windows Update.  The computer in my office that runs the script is old, hasn't been turned on since September, so it has missed updates.

Dale
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 39801864
Windows XP does not support the boot from vhd (dual boot).  Windows XP uses a different booting process than windows 7
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by:DaleWeber
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None of the comments address the issue.  The code fails at create_object("wscript.shell").  This indicates to me that files associated with "wscript.shell" are missing or corrupt.  I prefer not to scrub the machine and start over.
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