When I run a script in Windows Script, I receive an error message: "Library not registered"

Applies to: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 EditionMicrosoft Windows XP Professional

Error message description


When you try to run a script in Windows Script, you receive the following error message:
Error: Library not registered.

Code: 8002801D

Source: (null)

Cause


This problem occurs because one or more of the scripting components are not registered in the Windows registry.

Resolution


To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Download and then reinstall Windows Script

To download and then reinstall Windows Script, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on the version of Windows Script that you are using and the operating system that the computer is running.

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows Server 2003

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the scripten.exe package now.

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the scripten.exe package now.

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows 2000

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the scripten.exe package now.

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows XP and for Windows 2000

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?FamilyID=c717d943-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en package now.

Method 2: Register the scripting components on your computer

To fix this problem, change the scripting components on your computer. 

To manually register the scripting components on your computer, use one of the following sets of steps, as appropriate for your situation.

You are running a 32-bit version of the Windows operating system
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  2. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\vbscript.dll, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\jscript.dll, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\dispex.dll, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\scrobj.dll, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\scrrun.dll, and then press ENTER.
  7. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\wshext.dll, and then press ENTER.
  8. Type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\wshom.ocx, and then press ENTER.
You are running a 64-bit version of the Windows operating system, and you receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section while you are using the 64-bit scripting components
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  2. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\vbscript.dll, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\jscript.dll, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\dispex.dll, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\scrobj.dll, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\scrrun.dll, and then press ENTER.
  7. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\wshext.dll, and then press ENTER.
  8. Type %systemroot%\system32\regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\wshom.ocx, and then press ENTER.
You are running a 64-bit version of the Windows operating system, and you receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section while you are using the 32-bit scripting components
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  2. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\vbscript.dll, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\jscript.dll, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\dispex.dll, and then press ENTER.
  5. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\scrobj.dll, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\scrrun.dll, and then press ENTER.
  7. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\wshext.dll, and then press ENTER.
  8. Type %systemroot%\syswow64\regsvr32 %systemroot%\syswow64\wshom.ocx, and then press ENTER.

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Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.