Javascripts used by Operations Manager Management Packs fail to execute with "Can't find script engine"

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Javascripts used by System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Packs for monitoring fail to execute on a specific agent and the following error is generated:

CScript Error: Can't find script engine "JScript" for script "C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State\Monitoring Host Temporary Files 8\1596\DiscoverHealthServiceCommunicationRelationships.js".


This can occur if there are incorrect permissions applied to the following registry key:



To resolve this issue, edit the permissions on the registry key mentioned above and make sure they are as follows:

Administrators(Localsystem\administrators) (READ ACCESS)
Users (Localsystem\users) (READ ACCESS)
TrustedInstaller (Full control ACCESS)
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Article ID: 2750487 - Last Review: October 15, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager

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