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Windows Scripting Host

    Question

  • Hi all,

    We are planning to disable Windows Scripting Host through GPO for preventing virus,

     We want information about there is any big impact for the user if disabling Windows Scripting Host,


    Thanks, Mariappan Shanmugavel

    Wednesday, April 06, 2016 2:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Windows Script Host or WSH, is a Microsoft technology that provides scripting abilities like batch files, but includes many more features. Such Scripts can be run directly from the desktop by double-clicking a script file, or from a command prompt. It can be run from either the protected-mode Windows-based host wscript.exe, or the real-mode command shell-based host cscript.exe.

    Several “HTML viruses” have been reported to use WSH objects as a result of which, those who do not require this feature, tend to disable it. But disabling WSH, will prevent users from running any scripts, including VBScript and JScript scripts, that rely on this technology – and some software may require this feature to be enabled.

    Disabling Windows Script Host

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee198684.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, April 07, 2016 7:34 AM
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