Windows Script Host  

Security and Windows Script Host

Windows Script Host, which is a flexible tool for automating Windows, can be dangerous in the hands of someone who is bent on wreaking havoc.

To prevent abuse of Windows Script Host without stifling its power, Windows Script Host 5.6 employs a new security model.

Script users can now verify the authenticity of a script before running it. Script developers can sign their scripts to prevent unauthorized modifications. Administrators can enforce strict policies that determine which users have privileges to run scripts locally or remotely.

In this Section

CryptoAPI Tools

Signing a Script

Signature Verification Policy

Verifying a Script

Software Restriction Policies