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, you will find:

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows Server 2003

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



Windows Script Setup Error


This Windows Script is for a different hardware platform.




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

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.


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

You should see version 5.7.