Error message in Visual Studio: "Automation server can't create object"
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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
This behavior may be caused by a corrupted Windows Script component.
To resolve this problem, download and install the latest Windows Script. To do this, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
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: