x64 Windows Script 5.7 for Windows Server 2003
x64 Windows Server 2003
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
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.