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Screen message on remote machine

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Hi All,

This is what I'm try to accomplish:

I want to remote to a computer and while I'm working on it I want the end user to see a blank screen with a message "Your administrator is working on this device. Please wait..." Is this possible?

I use DameWare and it has an option for disabling the screen for the user but it has no option to display a message and the users just restart the computer becuase they think it is not working.

Does anybody know if there is a way to do this with AutoIt?

Thanks

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checlever,

Next time, please create a new thread rather than hijack an existing one. ;)

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I use DameWare and it has an option for disabling the screen for the user but it has no option to display a message and the users just restart the computer becuase they think it is not working.

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Hi checlever

ha :D  that's funny. . . .

i do not know a way to display a message,

maybe you could play an endless audio message on the user's P.C. where you say, "do not turn off the computer, it is not broken" :)

bye


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checlever,

Next time, please create a new thread rather than hijack an existing one. ;)

M23

 

I didn't mean to hijack that thread, I just thought it would be an addition to the original post where the screen is off. I was wondering if there was a way to enable a message. As I was playing with that example there is a bug where the screen is all black but I can see the cursor. So maybe there is a way to manipulate that example.

Anyways, thanks fro creating this thread for me.

 

Hi checlever

ha :D  that's funny. . . .

i do not know a way to display a message,

maybe you could play an endless audio message on the user's P.C. where you say, "do not turn off the computer, it is not broken" :)

bye

 

I can create a gui that will be ontop of all other windows. The problem is that if I remote to the computer with that type of gui I can't see a thing either :o hahaha.

I work at a hospital so making sounds is not an option :( I might be able to turn screen off and then after a few seconds turn it back on with the GUI on top of all windows that displays the message I want and then turn the screen off again.

Thanks for looking though

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The only time I have seen this is in a third party application (for mobile carts in a hospital), locked the machine with a message while it did its thing. However, everything in the background was being done through remote procedure calls, no pointing and clicking on windows.


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do you have to remote on user's session? or you can logon with you account?
if you can logon with your account then use "windows remote desktop connection" instead of DameWare, in this way the remote client sees a "locked workstation" screen, while you operate on his machine.


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The only time I have seen this is in a third party application (for mobile carts in a hospital), locked the machine with a message while it did its thing. However, everything in the background was being done through remote procedure calls, no pointing and clicking on windows.

 

I created a script to do something similar. Unfortunately for this project that won't work. I must do some pointing and clicking and it can't be automated :( I don't know if you are familiar with citrix but it is a pain in the rear.

do you have to remote on user's session? or you can logon with you account?

if you can logon with your account then use "windows remote desktop connection" instead of DameWare, in this way the remote client sees a "locked workstation" screen, while you operate on his machine.

 

I doesn't have to be under the current user's session. I can log them out. In fact I have to log in as admin to do what I need to do. The problem is that we have RDP disabled for these workstations. For laptops and PCs it would be easy to turn on but we have some wyse devices and it will require at least 3 reboots to get it going. I'm trying to avoid rebooting the computers though.

Thank you all for helping

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you could try to enable RDP on remote pc via WMIC as explained here

good luck


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you could try to enable RDP on remote pc via WMIC as explained here

good luck

 

I think I'll have to end up doing this or just place a GUI at the top of the screen on top of all other windows with the message just to at least make users aware we are working on the device.

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