Running 32bit dependent scripts in a 64bit world

As seen earlier, it can be problematic to run scripts which rely on 32bit COM objects on a 64bit platform. To make things easier, I wrote basic some script code to detect that the wrong scripting host was run and fork out to the correct one. This just uses a variation of the “detect cscript…

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CreateObject fails with 0x80040154

I’ve got a handful of stand-alone script files (mostly JavaScript) which I run from cscript.exe or wscript.exe to perform various tasks. Unfortunately, when I was setting up one of these scripts on a Server 2008 box it started to fail when attempting to instantiate one of my COM objects.   If you go lookup the…

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Custom "View Source" Application on IE

In the process of setting up a 64bit Server 2008 box, I ran into a little issue trying to convince IE which tool to use when I want to view the source of a web page or document. All of the “documentation” out on the web states that you need to modify the following registry…

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