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BUG: Regular Expression Objects Can't be Created (VBSCRIPT.DLL)

MAKEMSI has detection code for a Windows bug where regular expression objects can't be created by VBSCRIPT (and probably JSCRIPT). The problem can be solved by a "regsvr32.exe" over the "VBSCRIPT.DLL" file, however this DLL was not unregistered, if it were you wouldn't be able to run script at all, so the registry has been corrupted. Windows "fixes" highly suspected (specifically IE updates).

MAKEMSI does not generally create regular expression objects during the building or updating of an MSI but some of the tools make use of them.

on error resume next
PgmVersion = "04.140"
set oMask = new RegExp
if err.number = 0 then
   if Wscript.Arguments.Count = 1 then if ucase(Wscript.Arguments(0)) = "SILENT" then wscript.quit(0)
   Icon = vbInformation
   Msg  = "We are able to create regular expressions, so VBSCRIPT.DLL is probably OK."
else
   Icon = vbCritical
   Msg  = "We could not create a regular expression. Registering ""VBSCRIPT.DLL"" will probably correct this." & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "Reason: " & err.description
end if
MsgBox Msg, Icon, "VBSCRIPT.DLL OK? - v" & PgmVersion


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