I sometimes have to work in environments where I have to use the customer’s PC instead of my laptop. This can be quite frustrating as my laptop is quite heavily customised and has all the tools that I need. One thing I find problematic is having to work with scripts (especially VBScript) without a decent script editor. Notepad doesn’t really cut the mustard. 🙂
If the PC I am assigned to has Office installed I usually fire up the Microsoft Script Editor (MSE7.EXE) when working with scripts. This underutilised editor has a sufficiently rich set of features to make working with VBScript a comfortable experience.
The Microsoft Script Editor is normally installed by default with Office 2007, but is not reachable directly from the Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office menu. Instead, you can usually find it by searching for MSE7.EXE on the local drives. On the machine I am working on now, it is installed in the following location:
%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\MSE7.EXE