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Hello all. I created a script to uninstall Symantec from our environment and I placed the "BlockInput(1)" command in the beginning of the script so that end users would not be able to move the mouse or keyboard to disrupt the mouse clicks.

During testing we found that this worked for our Windows 7 machines, but for our windows 10 machines the mouse disable did not work can anyone shed some light on why this is? 

Here is my code:

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Hey hello there! :)

 

Maybe you can try :

BlockInput($BI_DISABLE)
BlockInput($BI_ENABLE)

 


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can't you silent uninstall it from the command line? easier to automate. they won't know it's going on

looks like you can

 

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH105827.html

 

standard msi stuff. find it's product code (guid) and use it in the command line for msiexec

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14 minutes ago, Earthshine said:

can't you silent uninstall it from the command line? easier to automate. they won't know it's going on

looks like you can

 

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH105827.html

 

standard msi stuff. find it's product code (guid) and use it in the command line for msiexec

Thanks for youe response I am aware of this process from symantec but we have had issues with the symantec uninstalls killing the NIC's on several different machines and those machines having to be reimaged to fix the issue , but we dont have this issue when we uninstall from cleanwipe. 

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What do you tryed to solve that issue mate ?

I dont give you the answer when i know it to learn you how to script with autoIT


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You probably need to run it as admin for it to work in Win10. If that's not possible, then don't use MouseClick, use ControlClick.

Also, in the future, unless you're doing image editing, don't post screenshots of your code, use the "<>" button in the reply editor and post the actual textual code.


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34 minutes ago, BrewManNH said:

You probably need to run it as admin for it to work in Win10. If that's not possible, then don't use MouseClick, use ControlClick.

Also, in the future, unless you're doing image editing, don't post screenshots of your code, use the "<>" button in the reply editor and post the actual textual code.

Sry it's not the problem. No need rights to BlockInputs :)

I mean the problem is the error message actualy

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I got the answer. Just let him find the solution about the error message. I am sure he can figure out what is going wrong. By using something everyone use when learning a Function/Command

Edit: Just click on the blue blockInput :) and Read "Constants are defined in "AutoItConstants.au3".

BlockInput

 

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2 minutes ago, caramen said:

Sry it's not the problem. No need rights to BlockInputs

Do you pull this information out of thin air? Have you TRIED IT? I just did, on Windows 10, and it won't work unless you use #RequireAdmin.

1 minute ago, caramen said:

I got the answer. Just let him find the solution about the error message.

Your suggestion is just telling him what he's already done, except you used the variables instead of the values he used. The error message is because you didn't give him enough information in your post. Although he could have found out the reason for the error on his own, and not asked.

Your information doesn't fix the problem, because $BI_DISABLE is equal to 1, which he already used. It's a rights issue.


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Mate,

I can BlockInput in my park without #RequireAdmin. 

On Windows 10 yeah.

 

Operating System    "BlockInput()" Results
Windows XP  User input is blocked and AutoIt can simulate mouse and keyboard input.
Windows Vista and above     User input is blocked and AutoIt can simulate mouse and keyboard if #RequireAdmin is used.

I have to check why I can blockinput.

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Without disabling UAC, or are you logged in as an administrator?


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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I got consent behaviur prompt at 5 and the EnableLUA to 1

 

Classic config. It is working. I teamViewer it for you if ya want :lol:

 

Btw... He got the #RequireAdmin already :D

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#RequireAdmin

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>



BlockInput($BI_DISABLE) ; Disable user input from the mouse and keyboard.

Sleep ( 15000 ) ;Sleep 15 sec to try moving mouse.

BlockInput($BI_ENABLE) ; Enable user input from the mouse and keyboard.

 

 

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58 minutes ago, BrewManNH said:

You probably need to run it as admin for it to work in Win10. If that's not possible, then don't use MouseClick, use ControlClick.

Also, in the future, unless you're doing image editing, don't post screenshots of your code, use the "<>" button in the reply editor and post the actual textual code.

Thanks I wasnt sure how I should post the code. And yes we are running the script as Admin's it works fine for Windows 7 its just 10 that it isnt working.

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1 hour ago, BrewManNH said:

Your suggestion is just telling him what he's already done, except you used the variables instead of the values he used. The error message is because you didn't give him enough information in your post. Although he could have found out the reason for the error on his own, and not asked.

Yes I figured out the error message before and just used the variable and the error message went away and I tried using the search feature on the forum before creating a post also.

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12 hours ago, stayready40 said:

Thanks guys I was able to figure it out and it's all working correctly now.

?? 

So what was the problem ?


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There are people who are complaining that their mouse is unable to respond. Specifically they stressed upon the USB devices. Here we have mentioned a few methods to solve this problem for you but in case you want to go for more methods then you can visit this website https://appuals.com/fix-usb-mouse-keyboard-not-working-windows-10/

Method 1: Running ChkDsk ). Here we try to find any problematic issues in the PC. There is a huge possibility that the place where your device drivers are located has some issues.  You can do it by pressing windows search bar that and write Command Prompt. Then right-click on the app and choose Run as administrator. Go for the following instruction CHKDSK E: /f. E is the name of the disk driver which will follow by the “/f” instruction. This process will take some time and find the errors, after that you can enter this instruction sfc /scannow. In case windows find any error it will inform you but if it does not then go for DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth. At the end restart your system.

Method 2: Changing BIOS Settings). You can open your BIOS and try to disable the USB2 Legacy Support. Restart your PC and check in case this resolves the error. In case it doesn’t, you can also send BIOS to Optimized Default again. Your PC will ask for a password and the time you enter it, BIOS settings will be new again. Method 3 Checking PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard). In case your system has PS/2 ports, then you can plug in a PS/2 mouse and see is it solves this issue. You can also switch off your machine, plug in the PS/2 device and turn on your system. Now switch your USB Keyboard or Mouse and check in case the computer finds it, if not then restart your PC and keep the USB Mouse plugged in.

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Chkdsk for mouse and keyboard ?^^  :D:D:D

 

Man wtf lol ?


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Sleep to reduce CPU usage WEnd Func handleInputProcessRequest($input) $processFlag = True Local $hTimer = TimerInit() consoleWrite('> handleInputProcessRequest: ' & @CRLF) Local $idInput = identifyInput($input) ; Select a proccess to run based on id input Select Case $idInput = "container" ; regex that captures only the case number $caseTxt = StringUpper(StringRegExpReplace($strippedInputData, '\??(\w*\d*-\d*|\d*).*$','$1')) If WinExists($fusionWindowTitle) and WinExists($fusionCaseNumWinTitle) Then sendProTracker(StringUpper($strippedInputData)) sendFusion($caseTxt) ; gets pdf for sumatraPDF in seperate script, since that function is the slowest Run("viewPDF.exe " & $caseTxt) ;getSumatraPDF($caseTxt) $lastCaseNum = $caseTxt Else ; Checks to make sure the previous "Container" case num is the same ; to the current Container case num, before sending to ProTracker If($lastCaseNum <> $caseTxt) Then ; If not the same case number send alert sound SoundPlay("error.wav") Else sendProTracker($strippedInputData) EndIf EndIf Case $idInput = "user" sendProTracker($strippedInputData) Case $idInput = "cassette" sendProTracker(StringUpper($strippedInputData)) Case $idInput = "unknown" selectUnknown() EndSelect Local $fDiff = TimerDiff($hTimer) $processFlag = 'Done' consoleWrite('> handleInputProcessRequest Completed Total time: ' & $fDiff & ' ' &@CRLF&@CRLF&@CRLF) EndFunc Func sendFusion($caseTxt)     Local $hTimer = TimerInit()     consoleWrite('+ sendFusion initiated: ' & $caseTxt & @CRLF)     If $caseTxt = "" Then         MsgBox(0, "Error", "Not a valid case number")     Else         ;$fusionCaseNumWinTitle = "Case #"         $retVal1 = WinActivate($fusionCaseNumWinTitle, "")         consoleWrite("ReturnValue WinActivate " & $retVal1 & @CRLF)         $retVal2 = WinWaitActive($fusionCaseNumWinTitle,"",$winActivateTimeout)         consoleWrite("ReturnValue WinWaitActive: " & $retVal2 & @CRLF)         $retVal3 = ControlSetText($fusionCaseNumWinTitle, "", "", $caseTxt)         ;$retVal3 = ControlCommand($fusionCaseNumWinTitle, "", "", "EditPaste", $caseTxt)         consoleWrite("ReturnValue ControlSetText: " & $retVal3 & @CRLF)         ;Send($caseTxt & "{ENTER}")         WinWaitClose($fusionCaseNumWinTitle, "", $winCloseTimeout)         consoleWrite('+ sendFusion WinWaitClose: ' & @CRLF)     EndIf     Local $fDiff = TimerDiff($hTimer)     ConsoleWrite('+ sendFusion Completed Total time:' & $fDiff & ' ' & @CRLF) EndFunc
      Console logs from the SciTLE
      Window (x86) Info matches the correct handle for the WinActivate and WinWaitActivate

      Window Control (x86) Info, I've tried the CLASS, the ID, also I just noticed that the "handle" in "Control" and "Window" appear to be different as well.

       
      So far the only work-around is to close down the 3rd party application and the AutoIt script, re-open them and it works all completely fine. But this is a pain for the end-user since it's all touch screen and it slows down their workflow, which they can be extremely sensitive about.
       
    • By antonioj84
      I am not able to use the $GUI_READ_EXTENDED with the  Metro UDF,  any work around ?
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    • By taylansan
      Hello All, 
      If you're interested in the story, read below. Otherwise, just jump to the end of the post. 
      Story: 
      Sometimes my computer goes crazy with Windows update. I tried to turn it off with "services.msc", but couldn't close the it. So, I did some research online that it's triggered by Update Orchestration and Task Scheduler and Windows Update. I also checked that all three processes are triggered by svchost.exe.

      So, I tried to make a script to close this process. I found some useful functions ProcessList and _ProcessGetName using the help documents and coded something as below: 
      #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <Process.au3> Local $aProcessList = ProcessList() For $i = 1 To $aProcessList[0][0] $iPid = $aProcessList[$i][1] $sName = _ProcessGetName($iPid) MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "The process", "PID: " & $iPid & @CRLF & "NAME: " & $sName) If $sName = "svchost.exe" Then ;ProcessClose($iPid) ;I don't know if this is the process I want to close EndIf Next But the problem is; there are so many svchost.exe exists in the process list. I can't close all of them, some of them are essential to run Windows (well, accidentally I terminated some of them and ended up with a blue screen  
      ---------------
      Well, how can I know the process name like "Service Host: Update Orchestration" (not the scvhost)?
      It's not only with the .exe file, just to the name shown in Windows. 
    • By Yodavish
      I have this AutoIt script that works on Windows 7. However, when I test it on Windows 10, the objEvent will not execute the function it's supposed to call. So I have a webpage the script will check if it is active, then it will search if a popup button exist (elementId), if so, assign it to the event handler so that when that button is clicked, then handler function will move the focus back to the main GUI again.
      If WinActive("Website Title - Internet Explorer") Then    $ie = _IEAttach("Website Title")    $objElement= _IEGetObjById ($ie, "elementId")    local $oEvent = ObjEvent($objElement, "_MY_EVENT_HANDLER_") EndIf Func _MY_EVENT_HANDLER_onclick($oEvtObj)     msgbox(0,"Alert Window", "Button Clicked!") setMainWindow() ; sets focus back to main GUI EndFunc  
      I've verified, on Windows 10, that it does see the object element. But it will not trigger the event. Could it be related to some timing issues due to Windows 10 Internet Explorer over Windows 7 Internet Explorer? 
      Windows 7 IE version 11.0.9600.19507
      Windows 10 IE version 11.418.18362.0
      AutoIt v 3.3
       
    • By somebadhat
      Restore blank Windows 10 start menu icons.
      ; RESTORE BLANK WINDOWS 10 START MENU ICONS. ; TOGGLE SETTINGS-START-"USE START FULL SCREEN" TWICE ; THIS WILL RESTORE SOME OF THE BLANK ICONS ; FOR THOSE THAT IT DOES NOT REDO "CHANGE ICON" FROM THE PROPERTIES DIALOG BOX FOR EACH MISSING ICON. ; "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3_x64.exe" "F:\MYAPPS\WINDOWS\StartMenu1.au3" ; windows 10 and autoit3 ; begin restore blank icons on start menu Run(@ComSpec & " /c start ms-settings:personalization-start", "", @SW_SHOWMINIMIZED) Sleep(500) WinWaitActive("Settings") Sleep(1000) ; WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:ApplicationFrameInputSinkWindow]", "") ; ; BEGIN https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/1353-check-if-a-computer-is-online/ $Computer = "8.8.8.8" AutoItSetOption ("SendKeyDelay" , "125") ;was 55, 500 If RunWait("ping.exe -n 1 " & $Computer, "", @SW_HIDE) == 0 Then WinActivate("Settings") send("{tab}{down 5}{tab 6}") sleep(500) send("{space}{tab 10}") ; if online. Move to "use start full screen", toggle it and (improves reliability) return cursor to "find a setting" search box. Else WinActivate("Settings") send("{tab}{down 5}{tab 6}") sleep(500) send("{space}{tab 6}") ; if offline. Move to "use start full screen", toggle it and (improves reliability) return cursor to "find a setting" search box. EndIf ; END https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/1353-check-if-a-computer-is-online/ ; ; MouseClick("left", 379, 490, 1, 0) ; Toggle "use start full screen". Autoitv3 Window Info MouseClick Coords are 23px north. If y=467 use y=490 Sleep(500) ; Msgbox(0,"Operation halted","Continue?") ; PAUSE FOR DEBUG ; WinClose("[CLASS:ApplicationFrameWindow]", "") ; Send("{LWIN 2}") ; OPEN AND CLOSE THE START MENU Send("{LWIN}") ; OPEN START MENU sleep(500) Send("{LWIN}") ; CLOSE START MENU Sleep(1000) ; Run(@ComSpec & " /c start ms-settings:personalization-start", "", @SW_SHOWMINIMIZED) ; Sleep(500) ; WinWaitActive ("Settings") ; WinWaitActive ("[CLASS:ApplicationFrameInputSinkWindow]", "") ; ; BEGIN https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/1353-check-if-a-computer-is-online/ $Computer = "8.8.8.8" AutoItSetOption ("SendKeyDelay" , "125") ;was 125, 55, 500 If RunWait("ping.exe -n 1 " & $Computer, "", @SW_HIDE) == 0 Then WinActivate("Settings") sleep(500) send("{tab 7}") ; if online. Move to "use start full screen", sleep(500) send("{space}{tab 10}") ; if online. Toggle "use start full screen" and (improves reliability) return cursor to "find a setting" search box. Else WinActivate("Settings") sleep(500) send("{tab 7}") ; if offline. Move to "use start full screen", sleep(500) send("{space}{tab 6}") ; if offline. Toggle "use start full screen" and (improves reliability) return cursor to "find a setting" search box. EndIf ; END https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/1353-check-if-a-computer-is-online/ ; ; MouseClick("left", 379, 490, 1, 0) ; Toggle "use start full screen". Autoitv3 Window Info MouseClick Coords are 23px north. If y=467 use y=490 Sleep(500) ; Msgbox(0,"Operation halted","Continue?") ; PAUSE FOR DEBUG WinClose("[CLASS:ApplicationFrameWindow]", "") ; end restore blank icons on start menu Exit
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