APPLIES TO

x64 Windows Server 2003

Problem description:

There is a bit of confusion on where to get the x64 Windows Script Host (WSH) version 5.7 for x64 Windows Server 2003.

If you search http://www.microsoft.com/download, you will find:

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows Server 2003

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F00CB8C0-32E9-411D-A896-F2CD5EF21EB4&displaylang=en

but this is the 32-bit version, if you try to install on the x64 W2K3 box, you will get:

 

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Windows Script Setup Error

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This Windows Script is for a different hardware platform.

OK

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Resolution:

Install 955360 WSH binaries are overwritten by Windows File Protection after you install Windows Script 5.7 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=955360

Once you download the hotfix and extract the package, the executable will be called WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB955360-V4-x64-ENU.exe.

You will need to reboot for this hotfix to take effect.

Once you are back up to verify that you are on WSH 5.7, open a CMD

Type “wscript.exe” w/o the quotation marks and then Press Enter.

or

Type “cscript.exe” w/o the quotation marks and then Press Enter.

You should see version 5.7.