You receive an error message if you try to start the VBScript engine from a Microsoft C++-based program on a Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1-based computer

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Article ID: 903648 - View products that this article applies to.
For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 890048.
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SYMPTOMS

If you try to start the VBScript engine from a Microsoft C++-based program, you receive the following error message:
0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG) returned by vbscript!GetTypeInfo().

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You are running version 5.6.0.8827 of VBScript on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or in WOW64 on Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

    Note This version of VBScript is included with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and WOW64 in Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  • The /3GB switch is used in the Boot.ini file. When this switch is used, the heap that the VBScript engine uses is located above 2 gigabytes (GB) in the computer's memory.

RESOLUTION

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required to install this hotfix.
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, 32-bit editions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   08-Jul-2005  17:21  5.6.0.8829        458,752  Jscript.dll    
   08-Jul-2005  17:21  5.6.0.8829        401,408  Vbscript.dll


Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        997,888  Jscript.dll      
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        662,016  Vbscript.dll     
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        458,752  Wjscript.dll     
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        401,408  Wvbscript.dll    

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required to install this hotfix.
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        997,888  Jscript.dll      
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        662,016  Vbscript.dll     
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        458,752  Wjscript.dll     
   09-Jul-2005  00:14  5.6.0.8829        401,408  Wvbscript.dll

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 903648 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbqfe kbHotfixServer kbbug kbfix KB903648

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