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Have script keep running when remote desktop is minimized?

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I have a GUI automation script that relies on MouseClicks that I need to run in a Remote Desktop session. It lasts a while (over 10 minutes usually). However, when I start the script and minimize the Remote Desktop session mid-run, the script stops working. Is there any way around this? I'd like the script to be able to keep running when the RDS is minimized so I can do other things on my main desktop.

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Can you run it on the remote system?


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The script runs fine if I don't minimize the remote desktop session. It only stops working upon minimizing the session.

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That doesn't really answer the question I posed, can you run the script on the remote system and NOT on your system? Then it won't matter if YOUR computer is doing something else or even if the session window is minimized.


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I've noticed this as well with some of my scripts - everything works fine until you minimise the remote desktop window. It seems to be window activation commands and WinMenuSelectItem that stop working, maybe something to do with the remote computer being locked.

Now I either use tightVNC instead, which does not lock the remote computer, or just stop the remote desktop session and unlock the remote computer by using this:

Run(@WindowsDir & '\System32\tscon.exe 0 /dest:console')

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

That doesn't really answer the question I posed, can you run the script on the remote system and NOT on your system? Then it won't matter if YOUR computer is doing something else or even if the session window is minimized.

Your question was vague. Technically, I am running my script on the remote system and not my system. And the whole point of my question is that I want to run the script via remote desktop.

@michaels1980

I'll try that, thanks!

Edited by dangwu1

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