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Running AutoIT EXEs with Locked screens - FAQ

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I just finished reading the FAQ regarding:

Why doesn't my script work on a locked workstation?
 

One thing that I didn't see mentioned was to run the AUTOIT on a separate machine (either real or virtual) and RDP into the second machine.

One can achieve security in such a setup by locking the local machine while AUTOIT continues to run on the remote machine.

The remote machine doesn't seem to lock if AUTOIT is doing sends and mouse moves.

Phil

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It is possible for AutoIt scripts to run on a locked PC. However any script that relies on a window having focus will fail as whilst a PC is locked no window can be the active window. If you can write your script to use functions such as ControlClick(), ControlSetText(), ControlSend() etc. Then you should be able to get it to work.

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