Force a script to run in CSCRIPT
There are several valid reasons to demand that a script runs in CSCRIPT instead of WSCRIPT, like for example to allow the use of Standard Input or to prevent a separate popup for each
The following code can be copied and pasted at the top of your own scripts to force them to run in CSCRIPT:
Dim strArgs, strCmd, strEngine, i, objDebug, wshShell
Set wshShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
strEngine = UCase( Right( WScript.FullName, 12 ) )
If strEngine <> "\CSCRIPT.EXE" Then
' Recreate the list of command line arguments
strArgs = ""
If WScript.Arguments.Count > 0 Then
For i = 0 To WScript.Arguments.Count
strArgs = strArgs & " " & WScript.Arguments(i)
' Create the complete command line to rerun this script in CSCRIPT
strCmd = "CSCRIPT.EXE //NoLogo """ & WScript.ScriptFullName & """" & strArgs
' Rerun the script in CSCRIPT
Set objDebug = wshShell.Exec( strCmd )
' Wait until the script exits
Do While objDebug.Status = 0
' Exit with CSCRIPT's return code
The code may look more complicated than necessary, that's because it returns CSCRIPT's return code to the WSCRIPT engine, just in case this return code is monitored by the program that started the script in WSCRIPT.
In case you want to force a script to run in WSCRIPT instead, just substitute WSCRIPT.EXE for CSCRIPT.EXE.