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VBScript - ActiveX component can't create object - 800A01AD

Oct 12 '16 at 09:44

I would like to run your 'read gmail pop3'mailbox' VBscript. I have pasted it into a text file with the extension .VBS and have downloaded and installed the ActiveX (32bit) windows download.

Here is the text from the CheckChilkatActiveX.exe.:

    DllDate: Oct  6 2016
    UnlockPrefix: Test
    Architecture: Little Endian; 32-bit
    Language: ActiveX
    VerboseLogging: 0
    component: Crypt
    Component successfully unlocked using trial key
But when I double click on the VBS file I get the following message:

alt text

As a reminder this is line of the script set mailman = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.MailMan")

Please could you let me know what I am doing wrong - thanks.


When running a VBScript, on a 64-bit Windows system it is possible to run either as a 32-bit process, or a 64-bit process. If running 32-bit, then you need the 32-bit ActiveX. If running 64-bit, then you need the 64-bit ActiveX.

To run a 32-bit VBScript on a 64-bit system, you do this:

REM This is the 32-bit cscript.
C:\windows\sysWOW64\cscript jsonTest.vbs

To run a 64-bit VBScript, you do this:

REM This is the 64-bit cscript.
C:\windows\system32\cscript jsonTest.vbs
or simply this:
cscript jsonTest.vbs

If you double-click on the .vbs to run it from Windows Explorer, then you'll be running as a 64-bit process. The default, unless you took care to explicitly run as 32-bit by invoking the cscript.exe under sysWOW64, is that you'll be running as a 64-bit process, and in that case you'll need the 64-bit Chilkat ActiveX registered on your system.