Error message in Visual Studio: "Automation server can't create object"

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SYMPTOMS

When you display the Start Page or when you use any wizards in Microsoft Visual Studio (including when you create a new project or add classes), you receive the following error message:
Automation server can't create object

CAUSE

This behavior may be caused by a corrupted Windows Script component.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, download and install the latest Windows Script. To do this, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
Microsoft Windows Script 5.7 (Windows 2000)

Microsoft Windows Script 5.7 (Windows XP)

MORE INFORMATION

Visual Studio includes an Object Model for extending and automating the IDE. The Start Page and most wizards that are provided by Visual Studio are written in scripting language. If the script engine is corrupted, the wizards cannot run properly.

For more information about manipulating the development environment, visit the following MSDN Web site:
Manipulating the Development Environment

For more information about Windows Script, visit the following MSDN Web site:
Windows Script

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Article ID: 323885 - Last Review: May 24, 2012 - Revision: 7.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition
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