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Prevent Screensaver lockout

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My company has somehow disabled the adjustable user setting on the screensaver such that it will lockout the PC after 10 minutes of non-use. This prevents me from using Auto-it programs to generate reports via the Scheduler in the middle of the night. I have tried to run an Auto-it script so it will move the mouse cursor every 5 minutes if the mouse has not moved, but the PC still locks out. Win XP Professional.

Any ideas ? Or is there a way to run Auto-it progs when the PC is locked out ?

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Thanks.  I tried Wismo.exe with the autoblank command along with a few other commands with no luck.

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What about opening up a cmd box and sending "DIR" to it then closing the cmd box? That should kill the lockout timer.........

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What about opening up a cmd box and sending "DIR" to it then closing the cmd box?  That should kill the lockout timer.........

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Yes ! I tried, RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Dir C:\"), and it worked !

I don't understand why moving the mouse position, pausing a second, and returning it to the starting position did not work.

It works better than putting the mouse on a test tube shaker (a suggestion by one of my peers).

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You're not using 0 speed with MouseMove, are you? MouseMove can prevent idle time by moving, but IIRC, using speed 0 didn't work.

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You're not using 0 speed with MouseMove, are you?  MouseMove can prevent idle time by moving, but IIRC, using speed 0 didn't work.

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No.

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