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Harlan Witherspoon

Can AutoIt run Notepad when no one's logged in?

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Harlan Witherspoon

Here's what I'd like to be able to automate from Scheduled Tasks (which requires that I supply logon credentials) so that it runs when I have either LOGGED OFF of the console session on my server or when my workstation is LOCKED:

* Launch Notepad

* Type the keystrokes for "AutoIt ROCKS!"

* Type the keystrokes for File, Save As, and then specify the file name: "C:\TEST.TXT"

* Type the keystrokes for File, Exit or otherwise kill the Notepad process.

Sure, I can do this --and more!-- when I'm logged into the machine. But I need to run things when I'm away.


Thank you in advance!

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I think when your workstation is locked something like this still works.

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)  
WinWaitActive("Unbenannt - Editor")
for $i = 1 to 1000
ControlSend("Unbenannt - Editor", "", 15, "I is = " & $i & @CRLF)

So, you can start the script, lock your workstation and the script will still run. So, the script can login to your server and do some things although your workstation is locked.

Surely, you have to stay locked in.

Just a thought. Hope that helps...

So long,


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