Troubleshooting Code 800A03EE – Expected ‘)’
This Error 800A03EE can be tricky. While it is indeed a syntax error, it may not be where you expect. Therefore, check the Char: Number for the line of this error.
Introduction to Code 800A03EE
The Symptoms You Get
The script does not execute as you hoped, instead you get a WSH error message.
The Cause of Code 800A03EE
Your VBScript contain is missing a argument. Note: The clue, Error: Expected ")’. There is something wrong with a bracket or a speech mark.
Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error, means there is a syntax error in your script, rather than a logical error with a server or network object.
The Windows Scripting Host gives us three useful clues, firstly, look on Line: 6, do count any remark or empty lines. Secondly, the Char: number (34), is very useful in tracing the error. In this case there is something wrong at the end of line 6. Thirdly Error: ‘)’ is pointing us to the script problem. Therefore, check the syntax of your script and balance your brackets.
Example 1 of Script Code 800A03EE error
Note: The Line: 6 Char 34 strcn
It should be strcn) note the closing bracket
Example 2 – Missing ampersand
Sometimes Expected ‘)’ is not the true problem, the real villain is the ampersand, or to be precise the missing ampersand (&).
In terms of troubleshooting, we need to check Line: 11, Char: 37.
There should be an ampersand :
Set objDomain = GetObject("LDAP://" & strContainer)
Example 3 of Script Code 800A03EE error
Here is another example of Code 800A03EE , note the position of the speech marks, it should be:
Set objOU =GetObject("LDAP://ou=Worcester,dc=CP,dc=com")
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