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AutoIt script to dismiss Windows popup not working

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Palladian1881

Hi, I'm trying to write a script to automatically dismiss a Windows authentication popup (image below). My script works just fine in other programs (like notepad), but won't work on the popup screen.

Sleep(5000)
Send("!y")

I've also tried this (because "No" is highlighted by default):

Sleep(5000)
Send("{LEFT}")
Send("{ENTER}")

 And this:

WinWaitActive("User Account Control")
Send("!y")

Windows seems to be blocking action from other programs while the popup is active. Is there a way around this restriction? Thanks!

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kosamja

disable UAC?

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Palladian1881

I can't. It's on a work-controlled computer. :(

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JLogan3o13

@Palladian1881 then it is there for a reason. I am assuming you are operating under an account with Administrative rights? You can always add #RequireAdmin to the top of your script, though you will still need to accept the UAC. It will not, however, halt the completion of the script once you hit okay once.


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Palladian1881

Added #RequireAdmin to my script, and it does generate its own UAC popup now, but the script still does not function on the original popup. My script looks like this now:

#RequireAdmin
Sleep(5000)
Send("{LEFT}")
Send("{ENTER}")

As a note, my company has asked me to automate our database builds to run at 2am, but will not grant me an exception for them to run without UAC. So is there anything else that could be preventing the script from working properly on the UAC popup window?

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BrewManNH

As far as I am aware of, those are not scriptable. Otherwise they'd be a HUGE security hole.


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Palladian1881

That's unfortunate. Is there anything else you'd suggest I try to get around this problem?

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JLogan3o13

No, we would not suggest a way to bypass security measures - as is clearly stated in the forum rules (you read those, right??). If you are tasked by your organization to do something that requires a higher level of access, then you need to have them give you that access. Have them set up a service account for you that will have the rights to run this script.


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jdelaney
Posted (edited)

No UAC for scheduled tasks set to run as admin.  try that. (Or is my recollection off )

Edited by jdelaney

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AdamUL

You can do this with the UAC UDF, but it would need to be a different script to set the UAC setting.  As the script will get the UAC prompt when run, and you have to be an admin user to change the setting.  After the script is run, the admin user will not get any more UAC prompts.  Normal users will.  This does not require a reboot of the system.    

#RequireAdmin
#include <UAC.au3>

_UAC_SetConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin($UAC_ELEVATE_WITHOUT_PROMPTING)
If @error then MsgBox(16, "Error", "Unable to set UAC setting.")

 

Adam

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