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System start up automation question

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I was  told that AutoIT could be used for what I need. Please let know if this is possible. What I need:

  • On booting, computer logs on to user account.
  • A specified program is started. (The program is JMRI)
  • Periodic mouse moves are simulated to prevent the  system from 'sleeping' or otherwise timing out. This to keep the JMRI program running and active.
  • No user interaction required to get to stable condition with JMRI running.

Some other parameters:

Computer not connected to internet, but does start and manage a wi-fi router.

Users connect to JMRI through wi-fi. (Private router network)

Current computer uses Win XP, considering upgrading to Win 10.

 

WE have a system doing this today, but the guy who set it up is no longer available.

Any notes, things to not do, watch for, etc requested.

Thomas, DeSoto, TX

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No AutoIt script needed.

  • On booting, computer logs on to user account.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "AutoAdminLogon"="1"
    "DefaultUserName"="myUserid"
    "DefaultPassWord"="mypassword"

  • A specified program is started. (The program is JMRI)

    Put a link to the JMRI program in the Autostart folder
     
  • Periodic mouse moves are simulated to prevent the  system from 'sleeping' or otherwise timing out. This to keep the JMRI program running and active.

    Change the Energie settings to always run. No sleep, no hibernate.
     
  • No user interaction required to get to stable condition with JMRI running.

    Should be the fact.

 

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