Category Archives: active setup in application packaging

Increment ActiveSetup Version – VBScript

This script will create the Active setup if not present on the system, otherwise it will increment the version of the active setup 

‘ Need to replace the “Any that you want to run” with the exact path of the EXE/MSI/Script which has to run
‘ Replace the “<NameOfActiveSetup>” with the related unique application name

Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next
Dim WshShell ,PrgFiles,KeyValue
Set WshShell=CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)

KeyValue=WshShell.RegRead(“HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<NameOfActiveSetup>\Version”)

WshShell.RegWrite “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<NameOfActiveSetup>\StubPath”, “Any that you want to run”


If  Err.Number=0 Then
WshShell.RegWrite “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<NameOfActiveSetup>\Version”,KeyValue+1,”REG_SZ”   


WshShell.RegWrite “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\<NameOfActiveSetup>\Version”,”1″,”REG_SZ”

End If

Set WshShell = Nothing
Set PrgFiles = Nothing