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Hi,

I have a command line exe that I want to run unattended via the windows task scheduler. The program requires some input.

I have compiled and it runs successfully when I run the program manually. However; when I set up in windows scheduler to run when I am logged off; it doesn't seem to work (looking at the log file I generated; it doesn't issue the 'send' command to the program.

 

Run("c:windowssyswow64cmd /c ""d:myprogmyprog.exe -c d:myprog.config.txt >d:myprogsp.log"" ")
WinWaitActive("c:windowssyswow64cmd.exe")

Sleep(5000)

Send("0{ENTER}all{ENTER}{ENTER}")
Sleep(5000)
Send("9{ENTER}")

WinWaitClose("c:windowssyswow64cmd.exe")

; Finished!

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Do you have it set to run with 'Run with highest privileges' on?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

i know how to fix your issue :) in fact mine does the exact same at work...

If you run the script manually as in, through task scheduler right click and run does it execute?

Try changing the setting from 'Run weather user is logged on or not'  TO 'Run only when logged in' and it should work -  it will still work when your computer is locked through this setting aslong as it is logged in  :)

Also if that doesnt solve the issue, change your 'Actions' to the following...

Program/Script:

cmd

Add Arguments: /c start "" "filepath/to/your/script.au3"

 

This should solve all your issues... 

Edited by 13lack13lade

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Thanks. I have looked at a few examples and come up with the below. This still did not send the keys to the program - have I missed something?

Ideally I need my script to be able to run when the user is logged off.

 

Run("c:windowssyswow64cmd /c ""d:myprogmyprog.exe -c d:myprog.config.txt >d:myprogsp.log"" ")Run("c:windowssyswow64cmd /c ""d:endursp_olf_monitor.exe -c ndisnossrv01ENIITLApplicationsEndurPRDConfigspread_PRD.conf >d:endursp.log"" ")

Local $hWnd = WinWait("c:windowssyswow64cmd.exe", "", 10)

Sleep(3000)

ControlSend($hWnd, "", "Edit1", "0{ENTER}all{ENTER}{ENTER}")
Sleep(5000)
ControlSend($hWnd, "", "Edit2", "9{ENTER}")
controlsend($hWnd, "", "Edit3", "9")
WinClose($hWnd)

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Doesn't the program allow to pass the required data on the command line itself?


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Doesn't the program allow to pass the required data on the command line itself?

Unfortunatly not. It needs the key press :-(

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You could also pass the data using StdIn.

Please check the help file for StdInWrite.


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You could also pass the data using StdIn.

Please check the help file for StdInWrite.

 

Thanks. I have tried this; but it still didn't send the keys. Do I have my code correct?

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>

Local $iPID = Run("c:windowssyswow64cmd /c ""d:myprogmyprog.exe -c d:myprog.config.txt >d:myprogsp.log"" ")

sleep (2000)

StdinWrite($iPID, "0" & @CRLF & "ALL" & @CRLF & @CRLF  )

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In your example you use output redirection. Couldn't you use input redirection and store the needed information in a file?

Local $iPID = Run("c:\windows\syswow64\cmd /c ""d:\myprog\myprog.exe -c d:\myprog.config.txt <d:\myprog\input.txt >d:\myprog\sp.log"" ")

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In your example you use output redirection. Couldn't you use input redirection and store the needed information in a file?

Local $iPID = Run("c:\windows\syswow64\cmd /c ""d:\myprog\myprog.exe -c d:\myprog.config.txt <d:\myprog\input.txt >d:\myprog\sp.log"" ")

I had tried this but my program requires a press of the enter key and I could not achieve this with input redirection - hence I was suggested to use AutoIt.

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The Enter key is simply @CRLF in the input file.

Does your program accept input redirection? So we know if input redirection does not work or just the way Enter is being expected.


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The Enter key is simply @CRLF in the input file.

Does your program accept input redirection? So we know if input redirection does not work or just the way Enter is being expected.

It does accept direction from file but will not accept @CRLF as an input paramter. If I can get the StdinWrite or ControlSend working that would be perfect.

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Taken the data you send from your first post I think the input file should look like:

1: 0

2: all

3:

4: 9

5:

The line numbers (e.g. 3:) need to be removed. I just added them for better readability.

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Taken the data you send from your first post I think the input file should look like:

The line numbers (e.g. 3:) need to be removed. I just added them for better readability.

I have tried this and the program doesn't accept the blank lines return character (so it gets stick on 'press enter to continue'). Code waits for n

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The example in the help file for StdInWrite should give you a very good idea how it works.


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Thanks. I have looked at the help file and written as follows. I still get no output written to the window. Where am I going wrong?

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
Run("cmd /k  d:myprogsp_olf_monitor.exe  >d:myprogsp.log")
Sleep(2000)
Local $iPID = wingetprocess("cmd.exe")

StdinWrite($iPID, "0{ENTER}all{ENTER}{ENTER}9")
StdinWrite($iPID, "0" & @CRLF & "ALL" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "9"  )

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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

The keys you use are the keys expected by Contro* functions. Using StdInWrite you need to use ordinary keystrokes:

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>
$iPID = Run("cmd /k d:\myprog\sp_olf_monitor.exe >d:\myprog\sp.log")
Sleep(2000)
if $iPID = 0 Then Exit MsgBox(0, "Error", "Run returned error " & @error)
StdinWrite($iPID, "0" & @CRLF & "all" & @CRLF & @CRLF & "9")
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