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Unlocking a locked PC

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I have developed a script that I would like to run unattended in the middle of the night. The issue I am having is that all the PCs in our office are set so that they "lock" after a certain period of time. The PC then needs to be unlocked from the Windows "Computer Locked" application, by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL and inputting user name and password. Any ideas as to how to get a script to carry out this unlocking sequence. I am willing to script the user name and password, I just need to get to that screen. I guess what I ma asking is whether I can send the CTRL-ALT-DEL combo to get to the point where I can unlock the system.

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How about using PsExec? Here is the link. PsExec v1.83

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What I do is I have my script place AutoLogin details into the registry... then reboot the pc. It Auto Logs In and then it puts the AutoLogin info back to what it was before the reboot. This way my script can allways run fine. The only problem with this is if the Locked Computer has any data open that they haven't saved.

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