Adding more than 2 Execute VBScript actions causes the EXE to crash

Article:TECH26291  |  Created: 2007-02-09  |  Updated: 2008-04-24  |  Article URL
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Steps to duplicate:
1. Create a new script in WiseScript Package Editor.
2. Add 3 Execute VBScript actions.
3. Compile and run the EXE. 
4. It will crash after the 3rd VBScript executes.

The EXE does not crash if only 2 VBScript actions are included.


WIS 7.0
WiseScript Package Editor


This issue has been fixed for Wise Installation Studio\Express 7 SP1 and Wise Package Studio 7 SP3. 

Workaround: Instead of using the Execute VBScript action, use the Execute Program action to call wscript.exe.

1. Add an InstallFiles action to install the VBScript to a temporary location
2. Add an Execute Program Action with the following settings:
    .EXE Path: %SYS%\wscript.exe
    Command Line: "<Path to VBScript installed in Step1>
    Mark the 'Wait for Program to Exit' checkbox
    The other fields can be left blank

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