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Anonymous
September 28, 2004 9:52:03 PM

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Is this [WSH] required for XP programs to work, i.e. updating, etc.? I
thought I had it disabled in WinME, but now I see WSH handling all kinds
of files in XP.

The reason I need to know, is I am having a problem with Netscape js
files, and I see a whole host of them, handled by WSH... is that normal
for XP?

If no one can help me with the NS question, I know other places to go;
but can someone here tell me if Windows Script Host is REQUIRED to be
active or enabled, for Windows XP to work correctly? And if not, where
would I disable it? TIA... and please be kind, I've only had XP 2 wks.
and I'm lost.
bj

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 12:29:35 PM

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"chicagofan" <me7@privacy.net> wrote
| Is this [WSH] required for XP programs to work, i.e. updating, etc.? I
| thought I had it disabled in WinME, but now I see WSH handling all kinds
| of files in XP.

wscript.exe is used to open *.JS and *.VBS files in the GUI.
cscript.exe is used to open *.JS and *.VBS files in a CMD prompt box,
or in a batch file.

| The reason I need to know, is I am having a problem with Netscape js
| files, and I see a whole host of them, handled by WSH...

How exactly do you know that WSH is handling those Netscape js files?


| is that normal
| for XP?
|
| If no one can help me with the NS question, I know other places to go;
| but can someone here tell me if Windows Script Host is REQUIRED to be
| active or enabled, for Windows XP to work correctly? And if not, where
| would I disable it? TIA... and please be kind, I've only had XP 2 wks.
| and I'm lost.
| bj
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 10:51:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

anonymouse wrote:
> "chicagofan" <me7@privacy.net> wrote
> | Is this [WSH] required for XP programs to work, i.e. updating, etc.? I
> | thought I had it disabled in WinME, but now I see WSH handling all kinds
> | of files in XP.
>
> wscript.exe is used to open *.JS and *.VBS files in the GUI.
> cscript.exe is used to open *.JS and *.VBS files in a CMD prompt box,
> or in a batch file.

Are these used/required by Windows XP and other programs, or is it a
tool for users[who know what they are doing] to write their own scripts?


> | The reason I need to know, is I am having a problem with Netscape js
> | files, and I see a whole host of them, handled by WSH...
>
> How exactly do you know that WSH is handling those Netscape js files?

The WSH icon, and when I check properties, it says WSH is opening it.

Thanks for your response, I'm not finding much help elsewhere.
bj



> | is that normal
> | for XP?
> |
> | Can someone here tell me if Windows Script Host is REQUIRED to be
> | active or enabled, for Windows XP to work correctly? And if not, where
> | would I disable it? TIA... and please be kind, I've only had XP 2 wks.
> | and I'm lost.
> | bj
Anonymous
October 2, 2004 11:33:42 AM

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"chicagofan" <me7@privacy.net> wrote
| anonymouse wrote:
| > "chicagofan" <me7@privacy.net> wrote
| > | Is this [WSH] required for XP programs to work, i.e. updating, etc.? I
| > | thought I had it disabled in WinME, but now I see WSH handling all kinds
| > | of files in XP.
| >
| > wscript.exe is used to open *.JS and *.VBS files in the GUI.
| > cscript.exe is used to open *.JS and *.VBS files in a CMD prompt box,
| > or in a batch file.
|
| Are these used/required by Windows XP and other programs, or is it a
| tool for users[who know what they are doing] to write their own scripts?

When you double-click on a *.JS file, wscript.exe will open and execute that
*.JS file. You can change to some other program which understands Netscape JS
by editing the file-type assocation via...
Windows Explorer
Tools
Options
File Types
JS
Advanced

"Other programs" such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
handle JavaScript themselves.


| > | The reason I need to know, is I am having a problem with Netscape js
| > | files, and I see a whole host of them, handled by WSH...
| >
| > How exactly do you know that WSH is handling those Netscape js files?
|
| The WSH icon, and when I check properties, it says WSH is opening it.

That just means that when you double-click on a *.JS file,
wscript.exe will open and execute that *.JS file.

If you are having difficulties when double-clicking on Netscape
*.JS files, be aware that Netscape's version of JavaScript is different
from Microsoft's version of JavaScript.

If you are having difficulties when using Netscape *.JS files within
Microsoft Internet Explorer, and you are getting "Script Error" type
messages, then you can disable those error messages via...
Internet Explorer
Tools
Options
Advanced
Browsing
[Y] Disable Script Debugging
[_] Display a notification about every script error


| Thanks for your response, I'm not finding much help elsewhere.
| bj

If none of the above helps, then perhaps you could provide exact details
of the problems that you are experiencing with Netscape *.JS files.



Reference:

WSH DOCUMENTS
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp
Scroll down to...
(MS Windows Script 5.6 Documentation)
to download the File: scrdoc56en.exe

http://www.winguides.com/scripting/
(Scripting Guide for Windows) Tutorial

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter
(ONLINE version of the 1328 page Scripting Guide)

http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc3/v20/greg20.htm
"What’s a WSH?" ~~ by Greg Chapman

http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc/gs4.htm#wsh

http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting

http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.a...
"Windows Scripting Resources" by Dennis Roche


NEWSGROUP
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.scripting.wsh


WSH BROKEN Download and reinstall MS Windows Script 5.6:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp
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