VBScript Script engine not supported on this system

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When opening ArcPad the following error is returned:

"VBScript script engine not supported on this system."

It is also possible that no error will be returned, and ArcPad shuts down immediately after startup.


The VBScript Runtime Library, which ArcPad requires, is no longer included in ROM with Windows Mobile 2003.

Solution or Workaround

ArcPad includes a VBScript Runtime Library, which you can easily install onto the Pocket PC device:

  1. Establish an ActiveSync connection between your desktop PC and Pocket PC.
  2. On your desktop PC, click Start > Programs > ArcGIS > ArcPad > Install VBScript Runtime Library for Windows CE.
  3. Follow the instructions on your screen.

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