Installing Blackberry desktop software on Vista
Since I got my hands on a Blackberry Curve yesterday, I was looking for ways to setting it up. The initial tasks included, getting my phone book into it. ALl my attempts to transfer my contacts from my Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox 830 through Bluetooth failed as the two devices could not identify each others services. The pairing worked fine but no transfers were done.
Then the next option was to use the software that came with my Blackberry, the Desktop Software. The CD had version 4.2.2 in it and all my attempts to install it, even after disabling UAC failed with a “Failed to Run VBScript custom actions” error message (or something like that).
Then browsing through I figured out that the error could be with the vbScript on my Vista machine and had not so much to do with the Blackberry software. So the suggested solutions were to register vbscript DLL. To do that:
Locate VBScript.dll file on your machine. Mine was in Windows/System32 folder
To to All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt, right click on it and chose “Run As Administrator”
Then navigate to the folder where the VBScript.dll file is residing (using cd commands)
Run the following command: regsvr32 vbscript.dll
If your installation goes without a hitch you’ll get an error message saying that it was successfully registered.
Now run your Blackberry Desktop software. It should run without a hitch. Just make sure that UAC is turned off. I know Vista means to do good with UAC, but it seems to be messing with a lot of software out there. So I keep that permanently switched off, unless I am on a public WiFi hotspot.