In light of recent news indicating that VBScript will be removed from future Windows releases, we can assist you with converting VBScript to PowerShell using our VBScript to PowerShell conversion service!
The 27 year romance with VBScript is finally coming to an end, and the scripting language will become an on-demand feature before being deprecated entirely from the operating system.
Why Convert VBScript to PowerShell?
There are several benefits to migrating from VBScript to PowerShell:
- Improved Scripting Capabilities: PowerShell offers a richer scripting language with features like pipelines, cmdlets, and access to the .NET Framework, making it more powerful and flexible than VBScript.
- Active Development: Microsoft actively develops PowerShell, ensuring ongoing support and the introduction of new features, while VBScript is considered a legacy technology.
- Modern Integration: PowerShell is tightly integrated with Windows environments and can work seamlessly with other Microsoft technologies and services.
- Script Portability: PowerShell scripts are more portable across different Windows versions and platforms, thanks to its modern design.
Where are VBScripts Used?
Whilst VBScript was retired from Internet Explorer in 2019 (the browser itself was retired in 2022), scripts can still be found lurking in various other environments:
- Group policy scripts (login scripts, for example)
- Legacy applications
- Application Deployments (installation scripts, Windows Installer custom actions, App-V deployment configs)
- Scheduled tasks
- Automation pipelines
How to Convert VBScript to PowerShell
Converting VBScript to PowerShell involves understanding what the script does, the logic used, and finding functional equivalents in PowerShell.
It’s also an opportunity to optimise scripts where possible, and to ensure that the code executes more efficiently. Typically, PowerShell scripts can reduce the size of VBScripts considerably due to improved functionality of cmdlets and the PowerShell scripting pipeline.
Use our VBScript to PowerShell Conversion Service
We can convert VBScript to PowerShell for you. Contact us via our website to receive a custom quote. Since the complexity of scripts varies greatly, we can only quote on a per-script basis.