Code  80072020 – An operations error occurred

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Troubleshooting Code 80072020 – An operations error occurred
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Introduction to Error Code 80072020

This error code, 80072020 occurs when you execute a VBScript.  My suggestion is that It’s a permissions problem, if possible, try running the script on the very server and not an XP machine.  Error messages beginning 8007xxxx mean there is an external problem with Windows rather than syntax in the VBScript itself.

The Symptoms You Get 80072020Code 80072020

The script does not execute as you hoped, instead you get a WSH error message. 

The Cause of Code 80072020

Either the person running the script does not have permissions, or you are running the script from an XP workstation rather than the server itself.

The Solution

Logon to the Windows Server as the administrator.


Example Script for Code 80072020
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The main use of this script is to see the sort of code that may result in error code 80072020.


Option Explicit

‘Declare Variables

DIM objSubnetsContainer, strSubnetsContainer, strSubnet
DIM strDomain : strDomain = GetDomainName()


Sub Subnets

strSubnetsContainer = "LDAP://CN=Subnets,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration," & strDomain
SET objSubnetsContainer = Getobject(strSubnetsContainer)
‘Bind to the subnets container

For Each strSubnet in objSubnetsContainer
‘Iterate through each object in the container



End Sub

Function GetDomainName()
‘This function returns the domain name

DIM objDomain

Set objDomain = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
GetDomainName = objDomain.Get("DefaultNamingContext")

End Function



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