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RE: windows installer - vbs vs bat startup script

From: JohnD
Subject: RE: windows installer - vbs vs bat startup script
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:36:02 -0400



From: Nicholas Jankowski [mailto:jankowskin@asme.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:18 PM
To: JohnD
Cc: octave-maintainers
Subject: Re: windows installer - vbs vs bat startup script


It should be a matter of just removing the wscript part of the shortcut and changing the command to the .bat file


If I get a chance I’ll relook at alternative options for launch it. Unless one else gets to it first


ok. I'll share that so it at least pops up as an option for anyone searching.  


turns out over on the discourse post that the issue with this user was a 'lingering' mcafee and avast antivirus on his machine.  he thought he had the built in windows defender as the only av running, and that wasn't the case.  'deleted' (uninstalled? not clear) mcaffee and suddenly vbs's run again. 


so, yeah, this was def user machine side error.  but googling on here has turned up a few help list and stackoverflow posts about people unable to run the vbs file for one reason or another (that shouldn't be able to happen, but it's windows...)



I wonder if the issue is trying to run the .vbs script, or trying to run a program as hidden from another program ?


If it just the general act of running a .vbs script , we could just a small program using activex and call almost the same commands  from within it.




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