Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

we have Windows Server 2003 with some native (window-based) applications. We need to repeat several times the same action (writing some numbers in dialogs and clicking some buttons). Is there any application/scripting language which will allow me to simulate those mouse clicking and writing (different) data into window dialogs ? Something which will automatize all those boring actions ... ?

share|improve this question
As an aside I would use this sort of automation only as an absolute last resort. – Kyle Brandt Aug 16 '10 at 13:27
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Maybe AutoIt can help you. It provides a scripting language and brings some functions to interact with other processes as a user would do

share|improve this answer
+1, beat me by 30 seconds :) – MDMarra Aug 16 '10 at 13:19
And AutoIt scripts can be compiled into a stand-alone executable for computers without an AutoIt interpreter installed. – jscott Aug 16 '10 at 13:31

AutoIt can interact with dialogue windows in the way that you are asking.

share|improve this answer
Thank you guys ! AutoIt seems to be the perfect solution :-) – przemol Aug 17 '10 at 20:07

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.