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Jerry Brandt

Complied Script Hangs When Run As A Scheduled Task

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We have two vendor application pgms that are intended to be executed interactively (via GUIs).

We're trying to use AutoIT to script the 'user interactions' and be able to effectively run each of these apps as though they were 'batch pgms'.

I had success building AutoIT scripts that would launch and interact appropriately to run these applications.

I even tested the scripts operating as an AutoIT-compiled executable and that seemed to work as well.

However, the next step was to test launching the script 'executable' as a scheduled task on our Win2003 server.

If I am logged on at the time that the script launches, I can 'watch' it execute through completion.

But, if I'm not logged in when the script launches, the GUI-based programs launch but then hang.

Has anyone else had issues like this with running AutoIT scripts as a 'scheduled task'?

If so, what did you need to do to make it work correctly?

Or does anyone even have any sugesstions as to how I should proceed in my investigations?

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We have two vendor application pgms that are intended to be executed interactively (via GUIs).

We're trying to use AutoIT to script the 'user interactions' and be able to effectively run each of these apps as though they were 'batch pgms'.

I had success building AutoIT scripts that would launch and interact appropriately to run these applications.

I even tested the scripts operating as an AutoIT-compiled executable and that seemed to work as well.

However, the next step was to test launching the script 'executable' as a scheduled task on our Win2003 server.

If I am logged on at the time that the script launches, I can 'watch' it execute through completion.

But, if I'm not logged in when the script launches, the GUI-based programs launch but then hang.

Has anyone else had issues like this with running AutoIT scripts as a 'scheduled task'?

If so, what did you need to do to make it work correctly?

Or does anyone even have any sugesstions as to how I should proceed in my investigations?

Are you running with User account? If you run the program with SYSTEM account, it's whole different world.

You can not use UNC path or RunAS function.

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This issue has been coming up somewhat frequently and should be added to the FAQ:

Anyway, take a look at these for info:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=18026

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...ndpost&p=110409


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This issue has been coming up somewhat frequently and should be added to the FAQ:

Anyway, take a look at these for info:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=18026

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...ndpost&p=110409

18026 suggests that none of AutoIt's Win...() functions can ever operate as part of a AutoIt script set to execute as a Scheduled Task. Is that correct?

What's your opinions about trying to use the domain admin account when executing the Scheduled Task?

How could this approach be any different if Win...() functions are involved?

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18026 suggests that none of AutoIt's Win...() functions can ever operate as part of a AutoIt script set to execute as a Scheduled Task. Is that correct?

The key is whether the scheduled task can interact with the desktop. To the able to, it need the desktop session to be active and not locked ...

What's your opinions about trying to use the domain admin account when executing the Scheduled Task?

How could this approach be any different if Win...() functions are involved?

Do see a why being a domain admin would help in this case. As long as the userid that is used to schedule the task has enough rights to perform the task of the script.

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