The Windows Script Host is disabled

The Windows Script Host is disabled

Postby pk68 » 07.05.2018, 17:11

Hi guys,

I fail when I try to update a Windows 7 netbook. The error message is: "The Windows Script Host is disabled". The two registry values mentioned in the error message are set accordingly (Enabled = 1).

FYI:
WSUS Offline Update Version 11.3
Operating system Windows 7 Home x64 with patch release December 2015
Netbook has no access to the Internet.
The "Windows Update" service is running and WMI also seems to be working.
I have deactivated the WSH with the program "ct Protector" and then activated it again.
VBS scripts can be started.

What is to be done? Does the Windows Script Host need to be updated first?

Thanks and greetings,
Paule
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Re: The Windows Script Host is disabled

Postby Dalai » 07.05.2018, 23:29

Did you check the (correct) registry path using the native regedit? Did you check HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings as well? The latter one is most probably checked by WSUS Offline; because it's a 32 bit application it gets redirected to HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node when it accesses something in HKLM\Software. However, it's possible that these paths are automatically mirrored/synchronized by Windows.

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Re: The Windows Script Host is disabled

Postby pk68 » 08.05.2018, 21:24

Hi Dalai,

Thank you very much. An incorrect entry under “HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings” was the problem (Enabled = 0). After set Enable = 1, it works.

Thanks,
Paule
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Re: The Windows Script Host is disabled

Postby Dalai » 09.05.2018, 00:02

Glad that it helped you. I made a suggestion to the admin to improve the registry handling in UpdateInstaller.

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Re: The Windows Script Host is disabled

Postby WSUSUpdateAdmin » 18.05.2018, 16:31

Hi.

Thanks, it's in. :)

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