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Send function + Task Scheduler = not working

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

I'm working on WinXP Pro. I launch autoit in a scheduled task :

"C:\Program Files\autoit\AutoIt3.exe" myscript.au3

myscript.au3 is very simple :

Run("C:\Program Files\toto.exe")
WinWait("Hello","")
WinActivate("Hello","")
Send("{ENTER}")

All of this is configured on a server. When I'm connected to the server via MSTSC, everything is working fine :

  • The scheduled task launches autoscript
  • autoscript launches toto.exe
  • autoscript activates the window "Hello"
  • autoscript sends the key "ENTER" (which closes the window "Hello")
  • autoscript ends

But if I close MSTSC (I'm still connected), the script is not working anymore :

  • The scheduled task launches autoscript
  • autoscript launches toto.exe
  • ???
  • ???
  • autoscript ends, but the window "Hello" is still opened and the "ENTER" had not been sent.
Edited by drloser

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Quick search on MSTSC reveiled:

Creates connections to terminal servers or other remote computers, edits an existing Remote Desktop Connection (.rdp) configuration file, and migrates Windows XP connections (connections created with Client Connection Manager) to new .rdp files.

so maybe your pc config needs that running to interact with the server.

If you don't mind it running, then maybe a check at the beginning of your script like:

$mstsc=ProcessExists("MSTSC.exe")
If $mstsc=0 Then
    Run(@SystemDir&"\MSTSC.exe")
EndIf

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm not sure to understand what you mean.

Everything is running on the server. autoit is launched on the server by the server Tasks Scheduler.

I use mstsc on my client PC in order to connect to the server and configure it, but there's no MSTSC.exe running on the server. Never.

Edited by drloser

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and you need MSTSC running on your pc (not server) for script to work?

Maybe a script on your pc that runs when windows starts to make sure that process is running? Or a scheduled task a couple minutes before the one on the server runs to make sure that exe is running first?


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and you need MSTSC running on your pc (not server) for script to work?

Yes.

I could run it everytime, but it's not acceptable: the server have to be working whithout any help.

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I don't know much about servers, but that program sounds like a vital part in communication between server and pc. It would be like trying to call your friend from a landline with no telephone lines between, without an alternative method it would be impossible.


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