FIX: You may receive a script error when you try to run a script on a computer that has Internet Explorer 7 installed

FIX: You may receive a script error when you try to run a script on a computer that has Internet Explorer 7 installed

Article ID : 933873
Last Review : November 3, 2007
Revision : 1.3
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You have Windows Internet Explorer 7 installed on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2

You try to run a script contains more than 32,767 instructions in a single scope. In this scenario, you may receive a script error.

Note You also experience this symptom on a computer that is running Windows Vista.

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RESOLUTION

Windows Server 2003

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Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451)

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, 32-bit versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Jscptie7.dll 5.7.0.20550 491,520 12-Mar-2007 05:06 x86
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Jscptie7.dll 5.7.0.20550 758,784 12-Mar-2007 07:06 x64

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Windows XP

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Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows XP service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451)

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows XP
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Jscript.dll 5.7.0.20550 491,520 10-Mar-2007 01:49 x86

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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:

1. Make sure that no script contains more than 32,767 instructions in a single scope.
2. Make sure that each script instruction is smaller than 32 kilobytes (KB).To do this, use additional <script> tags.

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

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Keywords: 
kbqfe kbpubtypekc kbhotfixserver KB933873

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