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Does mouse pointer location based function require a monitor attached?

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Have setup few autoit scripts on a machine for performing certain routine tasks. This machine is intended only for this purpose (i.e) it doesn't require any human intervention.

So we are not allocating a monitor to this CPU. There's just the CPU on LAN and anytime anything has to be done on the PC it is taken via RDP. Autoit script was coded via RDP :-)

So would like to know if the autoit functions like MouseGetPos etc would work without an active monitor attached to the CPU.

This might have been asked before but unfortunately I have not stumbled across an answer in my searches so far. So please bear with me and answer or redirect me to any other info links.

Thanks in Advance.

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Um, have you tried it? Write a small script get moves the mouse to a certain position and then writes MouseGetPos to a file. Run it with a monitor attached, and then unplug the monitor and run again. You'll have your answer ;)

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We did try it. We found that it is not working when the monitor is not attached. (It may also have failed due to various other variables) However while we have the monitor attached it works, at least we can see the script doing what it is supposed to do when the monitor is attached. Without the monitor we were clueless. From our logging we found that it was stalling at a point where it was trying to get Mouse position to click on something. Hence we were wondering if the monitor is a must.

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Do not log of from Windows and do not lock win terminal session. Session must be active.

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It will work fine with no monitor connected, only a working video  card is necessary. Even function such as get pixel color will work without a monitor. As mLipok says your problem is that a user is not logged on to the PC or the PC is locked. For a script that relies on mouse clicks and therefore widows being active, you will have to turn off screen saver and automatic PC locking after a certain period.

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Thanks mLipok and Bowmore. The PC indeed gets locked while closing out of the RDP session. I think that's the reason why the Mouse position based code won't work. Fixing all the points mentioned. Thanks once again. I will update here once we get it to work.

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