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On Win2008R2 x64 I get

Input Error: There is no script engine for file extension ".vbs".
when starting a .vbs file.

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Here are a couple of possible solutions from this blog:

Open a command prompt and type (make sure you have admin privileges in the console):

regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\vbscript.dll

Or if that doesn't work.

  1. Locate the file %windir%\inf\wsh.inf (inf is a hidden folder)

  2. right click and select “Install”.

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regsvr32 doesn't help and in my inf folder there is NO wsh.inf between wsdscdrv.inf and wstorflt.inf, ... on the whole system there is no wsh.inf –  user28271 Jan 7 '10 at 20:28
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You can register a default scripting host:

cscript.exe //H:WScript

You may also want to try adding these registry keys:

http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html or http://www.nilpo.com/2009/07/windows-xp/error-there-is-no-script-engine-for-file-extension/

But I believe the .REG files provided are the same

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