Beginning scripting and have a problem

I'm trying to get into understanding scripting and I have a book
"Microsoft Windows Scripting self-paced Learning Guide" by Ed Wilson.

The second example in the book is the following:

Option Explicit
'On Error Resume Next
Dim objShell
Dim regActiveComputerName, regComputerName, regHostName
Dim ActiveComputerName, ComputerName, HostName

regActiveComputerName = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

'Wscript.Echo regActiveComputerName

regComputerName = "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\" & _

regHostName = "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\" & _

Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

ActiveComputername = objShell.RegRead(regActiveComputerName)
Computername = objShell.RegRead(regComputerName)
HostName = objShell.RegRead(regHostName)

Wscript.Echo activeComputername & " is ActiveComputerName."
Wscript.Echo ComputerName & " is ComputerName."
Wscript.Echo HostName & " is host name."

If I try and run this on my Vista Ultimate system,  I get a pop-up
error messsage saying:

"Error unable to open registry key"

The error code is 80070002 and the source is WshShell.RegRead.

I've verified that the key exists in my registry and have copied it
from the registry. Still same error. No hits on Google.

Any help?

Thanks a lot.
4/17/2010 4:40:16 AM
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On Apr 16, 11:40=A0pm, MikeB <> wrote:
> I'm trying to get into understanding scripting and I have a book
> "Microsoft Windows Scripting self-paced Learning Guide" by Ed Wilson.
> The second example in the book is the following:

Doh. Sorry, posting here must have been the equivalent of asking for
help v from a colleague. I found multiple errors and fixed them, now
it's working hunky-dory. Will teach me to try and learn stuff sitting
in the doctor's waiting room.  :)

4/17/2010 5:01:22 AM
Glad you figured it out! Download the script56.chm help file it is a great 
resource and come back if you get stuck.

4/17/2010 3:48:01 PM
On Apr 17, 10:48=A0am, LikeToCode <>
> Glad you figured it out! Download the script56.chm help file it is a grea=
> resource and come back if you get stuck.

Thank you - that was useful And will be useful in the future as well.

4/17/2010 7:09:09 PM

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