Troubleshooting Code 800A03EA – Syntax Error
Introduction to Code 800A03EA
The Symptoms You Get
The script does not execute as you had hoped. Instead you get a message box like this picture:
The Cause of Error 800A03EA
Your VBScript contain an incorrect character, or possibly an omission. Note: The clue Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error, means it is a syntax error rather than a logical error.
The Solution to Syntax Error
In the case of Error 800A03EA, the error message really will guide you to the solution. Firstly check the line number, secondly count along the number of letters and spaces indicated by Char: (58 in my example). If you are experienced with VBScript, check the syntax of your script, for example, look for missing syntax e.g _ (underscore) was required in this instance.
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Example of Error 800A03EA
Note: The Line: 5 Char 58 vbcrlf &
It should be vbcrlf & _
strComputer = "Lucy4"
set wbemservices = GetObject("Winmgmts:\\" & strComputer)
set wbemObjectSet = wbemServices. InstancesOf ("win32_OperatingSystem")
For each objOperatingSystem in colOperatingSystem
WScript.echo "Name " & objOperatingSystem.name & vbcrlf &
"Caption " & objOperatingSystem.caption & vbcrlf &
"Time Zone " & objOperatingSystem.currentTimeZone & vbcrlf &
"OS Type " & objOperatingSystem.OsType
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Example 2 of Error 800A03EA
A tricky problem, there is an extra ampersand. Many method / variable combination do not need that extra &
Is should be:
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter, strRemotePath, strUser,
Set objNetwork = Createobject("Network")
strDriveLetter = "N:" ‘must be capitalized
strRemotePath = "\\alan\home"
strUser = "guyt"
strPassword = "Pauline1"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive & strDriveLetter, strRemotePath, strUser, strPassword
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Do you need additional help?
- For interpreting the WSH messages check Diagnose 800 errors.
- For general advice try my 7 Troubleshooting techniques.
- See master list of 0800 errors.
- Codes beginning 08004…
- Codes beginning 08005…
- Codes beginning 08007…
- Codes beginning 0800A…
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