Context: Windows Server 2003; IIS 5

I'm trying to launch a JScript file from within an IIS application. I keep getting

Permission denied 70 0 Microsoft VBScript runtime error

Just in case you're thinking that it's because I'm having a JScript/VBScript senior moment, I'm using the VBScript tool in a third party CGI to execute the JScript, using the following bit of VBScript:

 ans = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run("c:\windows\system32\cscript.exe //B ..\js2\script3.js group-name 1004041814

So the error appears to be happening either in the call to cscript or in cscript itself reporting back that it can't do what it's been told.

I've done a lot of digging around for an answer, but so far none of the suggestions given have worked. If nothing else, I'd just like to know what's going on, even if a fix isn't possible. I have come up with a couple of workaround since, but it's a drag that the thing doesn't work in the first instance.


The IUSR account, or whatever account your IIS application is running under, doesn't have NTFS permissions to cscript.exe, script3.js, some resource that the script3.js is trying to access or a combination of the aforementioned.

I would start by seeing if you're able to launch a blank version of script3.js using the same process. If that doesn't throw the error, then start checking permissions on resources that your script is trying to access or write to.

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