I'm receiving a similar error as well. I downlaoded the ping.zp. I placed the ping.vbs in a folder on my desktop. I put the servers.txt file with the machine names in the same folder as well. I received error: Windows Host Script Script: C:\Documents and Settings\tburns\Desktop\ping\ping.vbs Line: 16 Char: 1 Error: Permission denied Code: 800A0046 Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error I feel that I followed the instructions properly, but can someone let me know what might have happened here? I am logged in with adminstrator privileges on Windows XP Pro.