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I've been searching the forums and the internet and I've gathered a bunch of different methods about getting past the windows logon screen and I'm trying to find out what you guys would recommend that I do.

A little about what I'm trying to do:

I want to install my script on multiple / different CPU's and in the early morning hours, the script starts up from a scheduled task and runs until completion. Afterwords, it logs off. The script needs to be able to open IE and navigate through a couple of webpages and then FTP the data to my server.

What I've read so far:

I've read about the Sysinternals app.

I'm not crazy about this one because you have to reboot the CPU for it to work. Some of the computers would have to be locked during the day. The users in the daytime could have unsaved work on the machine, so I wouldn't want to take a chance and erase their work.

I've read about writing registry keys.

This has me nervous because I'm not familiar with them and from what I've read, if your not familiar with them, then leave them alone.

I'm wondering how I accomplish this. If I need to write reg. keys, then I will learn, but are there any other methods or ways? Is there a script out there that I can set a scheduled task to auto logon and then run my other script?

 

Please forgive me. I know that there are older post with similar topics but I don't understand them.

 

 

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That doesn't sound in the least bit sketchy. 


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i promise it's not. I'm currently running this on my pc at work but the problem is, I have to keep my pc unlocked. I do keep my office locked when I'm not there. It's just a hassle. I'm just trying to figure out how I can set it to autologon, do some work ( because I have to have active windows with my main script ) and log off. Eventually what I would like to do after I get it fine tuned is set up a subscription based service for other companies. In order to do that, I will have to get past the windows log on screen for it to work. It may be that the Sysinternals app is the route that I have to take. I'm just not to crazy about having to reboot the computer.

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Try to do everything in the background. That means don't automate the IE  by relying on mouse movement and Send statement. Use the IE UDF so everything can be done in the background.

That's all I can tell without having seen the script.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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BTW: Could you please give your threads a meaningful title?

Everyone on this forum is searching for help ;)

The better you describe your problem the more help you will get.

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My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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RickB75,

You might well be the honest chap you say you are who means to do no harm, but I hope you can see that what you are asking for could very easily be used by less scrupulous folk who do. I am not prepared to give them a ready-made solution, so I am locking the thread - sorry. :(

M23


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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