We may have to research this together. I just got "Advanced VBScript for Microsoft Windows Administrators" from MSPress (ISBN: 0735622442) to cover this issue, among other things. It is a follow on book to "Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide" (ISBN: 0735618674). Both of these books are essential, and they are the only references you will ever need for vb
Wrox has some good books on scripting, but they tend to be references on syntax, and you have to know how to put stuff together to use them properly. I have them too.
Anyway, there is a chapter in the advanced book on creating HTA's for just the sort of thing you are trying to do here. I have just started reading that chapter. I will have to go over it and then get back to you with some questions to get this working. I know you can make the very interface you are looking for for your application. They show you how to make it look very professional. See the scripting guys page on MS for their Scriptomatc hta, which is IE repackaged to look like a VB
application. It is very cool. I hope you have time for all this.