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naul

Windows Task Scheduler

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HI Guys,

So my AutoIT script/exe's are running beautifully - now for real automation I would like to add these to Windows Task Scheduler but wanted to know if I could background the execution?

i.e. So it doesnt launch the app on my desktop and run the commands but does this sliently?

Thanks as always...

N.

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If there are alternatives to Windows' inbuilt Task scheduler then these could be considered...!?!

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Automation methods that rely on manipulating gui controls may be sketchy when done via a scheduled task.   Depending on the nature of the automation goal there may be ways to do so without relying on manipulating a GUI.  What types of tasks are you automating?

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You 'can' run the scripts on session 0, which is outside of the desktop environment (setup the scheduled task to run, even if user is not logged in), but you would have had to develop your scripts in a way that gets arround that environment:

http://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/FAQ#Why_doesn.27t_my_script_work_on_a_locked_workstation.3F


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