Code Error 800A03EA – Syntax Error

Troubleshooting Code 800A03EA – Syntax Error

Introduction to Code 800A03EA

Error code, 800A03EA occurs when you execute a VBScript.  This is a compilation error, therefore check your syntax especially ampersands and commas.Code 800A03EA  - Syntax Error

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.

If you are still stuck then a good script editor really would help this type of problem because it color codes the commands.  Free download of OnScript.


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 " & & 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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