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2021.07.15 News: Project is NOT dead! I am still very devoted into accomplishing this project, I am spending my every bit of energy that is left at end of the day (when there is any) for this project and it really does challenge my knowledge in AutoIt language but I won't give up
I started this project alone in May 2020 as project in my spare time at work, I'm working for a IT company that started opening their services to residential customers few months ago and now my position in the company kind of drifted in the doom and gloom world of repetitive tasks like: Reinstallation + Configuration of Windows 10.
The procedure is very repetitive and I started feeling like being a robot which is the main reason I started this project.
1. Q: Do you want this project to be accomplished with the usage of AutoIt ONLY or 3rd party tools / Scripts (BATCH / POWERSHELL / VB) ? A: No, if I cannot find a way using AutoIt to accomplish a task I will move to my Plan B which consist of automating an 3rd party tool to accomplish the affected task until a solution is found. 2. Q: What do I get from helping/collaborating in this project? A: I will personally take the responsibility to mention you in the credits of this project. 3. Q: If I have more questions, can I ask? A: Certainly! feel free to ask any questions related to this project! 4. Q: What is the main goal of this project? A: Automating Windows 10 configuration without user interaction needed (as much as possible) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Current progression of the project (more will be added in future)
« Blue = Info || Yellow = Unfinished/Untested || Purple = Could be better || Green = Done ||Red = Not Yet Started »
***Very early Stage ***
Connect Network Attached Storage(NAS) (Work but missing configuration in GUI - AutoIt only)
Download & Install up to 600+ softwares (Tested & Working - using 3rd party tool + 50/50 Powershell/AutoIt)
Auto prediction of Apps name of text typed inside input (Tested & Working - AutoIt Only)
Change OEM Informations (Tested & Working - AutoIt)
Disable hibernation (Tested & Working - AutoIt only)
Change Computer Name (Work but require testing - AutoIt only)
Show Computer Information and Smart status on GUI (Tested & Working - AutoIt Only)
Change .pdf / .pdfxml from Edge to Adobe Reader DC (Tested & Working - using 3rd party tool)
Change Edge to Google Chrome as Default Browser (Tested & Working - using 3rd party tool)
Windows Updater (Seems to work but require further testing - AutoIt only)
Install Office 365 / 2013 + Activation (To Do)
Add L2TP VPN Configuration in Windows Built-in VPN (To Do)
Save / Load tasks configuration profile in (.ini file) to avoid repeating same configuration twice (In progress - AutoIt Only)
(EXPERIMENTAL) Install Apps from Microsoft Store with UIAutomation UDF made by: @junkew(Work if you know what your doing)
P.S: Installing Apps from Microsoft Store will require usage of UIA spy tool made by @LarsJ which you can download & learn how to use it on UIA Spy Tool thread.
*** If this project interest you, Reply here This will greatly help me to see if you'd like this project to become real ***
Download: W10-Configurator.zip (2021-07-19)
Project Website: W10-Configurator on GitHub
I'm not sure if its possible that I'm trying to achieve, I've looked into https://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/AutoIt3Wrapper.html and such resources for help, but I cant really find the answer to my question.
So upon compiling the script in SciTE, the exe file is given a Description under file Properties>Details. I understand, that one can enter info manually there and it can even implement the version automatically with each compilation.
What I'm trying to achieve is to somehow include the "@ScriptName" in the Details>File Description Field. But as I see no variable can be taken after "#" in this case.
Do You think its achievable? (Win 10)
Much obliged for taking time on reading this.
Several years ago Microsoft published Office 2010 Starter. Office 2010 Starter was a free Office 2010, however some functions were disabled.
It installed only Microsoft Word and Excel and showed Microsoft advertisments during use.
Microsoft Starter 2010 works with a virtualization technology like V-App. It does not really install Office on your computer, but a virtualized office (like Office in a virtual machine).
To do this it creates a drive Q: which is not user accessable . If you are using drive Q: already, Office 2010 Starter won't work.
Office 2010 Starter could be installed using a setup (SetupConsumerC2ROLW.exe) which downloaded the installation files from internet.
Sometime around 2012, Microsoft pulled the plug, so the installation files couldn't be downloaded anymore.
A few days ago, I found the old executable and behold, I got it working again on my old computer with Windows 10 installed.
So Microsoft quietly activated the Office 2010 Starter files again, but will they pull the plug again in the near future ?
I found out that if the installation files are available locally, the setup won't need internet during the installation.
However the setup does not keep the files after installation, so I had to figure out how to get the installation files together locally.
Monitoring the installation I got some partial information how to download all the installation files needed.
This information was used to create the Office 2010 Starter downloader v1.0.
Be ware, this script works as is. Not a lot of error checking has been put in place. E.g. I do not check for downlad errors, but every language folder should be about 700 - 900 MB.
You are allowed to use this script in anyway execept asking money for it.
In return, I ask you to donate at least € 1 or $1 to an organization against cancer in your country. E.g https://www.kwf.nl/donatie/donation
I have a specific situation:
Is it possible to run autoit script/.exe as a task which in turn is automating a desktop user interactive application on windows 10 where user will not be logged in - at best I can get user locked?
If so how will this work or is there any tool available to do this?
I am trying z-cron task scheduler but it runs only some part also I tried windows 10 task schedule with option to allow task to run which is user interactive type but that too does not work.
Looking forward to hear from you to help me out of this situation.
So I have no example code currently because I'm not sure where to even start.
We're using the parental controls on the computer and the kids each have their own user profiles with limited time. The problem we're encountering is when their time runs out, or if they just hit Win+L and leave the computer, their games are still running in the background. I was hoping to write up a quick AutoIt script and throw it in a recurring scheduled task to just sign off any of the kid's profiles that's not currently active. I found some suggestions to use "query session" and then "logoff [user]" in the command line (which it seems I could easily automate with AutoIt) but that's only available on Win Pro and this system is running Home (and I even tried copying the query.exe from a Pro system but it errors out). Is there some AutoIt equivalent to the query and logoff functions or am I stuck?
Edit: I'm adding some clarification to exactly what I'm hoping to get out of this script.
I'd like to setup a scheduled task that runs outside of the current user (perhaps under the SYSTEM account?) in case NO user is currently active, that will detect which users are currently signed in. If users from a predefined list are not currently active, sign them off entirely.
So let me give two examples:
- I am logged in, but not active (I left my browser open and locked the computer) - Nephew A is logged in, but not active (his time ran out while his game was running and the computer auto-locked) - Nephew B is logged in, and currently playing a game When script runs, ignore my profile (leave it signed in), log out Nephew A (closing his game), and ignore Nephew B because he's actively using the computer. Example #2:
- I am logged in - Nephew A is logged in - Nephew B is logged in - No users are currently active (Windows is sitting on the choose user / sign in screen) When script runs, ignore my profile, log out Nephew A and Nephew B.
I would perceive pseudo code, going as such:
$aChildUsers = [ 'NephewA', 'NephewB' ] $aUserList = GetSignedInUsers() For $i = 0 to UBound($aUserList)-1 If Not UserIsActive($aUserList[$i]) Then For $j = 0 to UBound($aChildUsers)-1 If $aUserList[$i] = $aChildUsers[$j] Then LogOffUser($aUserList[$i]) Next EndIf Next Obviously, GetSignedInUsers(), UserIsActive(), LogOffUser() are not real functions. What I'm searching for is something of their equivalent.
Thanks for your time!