I'm faced with a problem:
Under Windows Server 2003, I need to automate an application (Sage 100) that doesn't have any automation service of its own.
I found -and was impressed by- AutoHotKey and have been able to create an appropriate script to automate the application, however, it won't work as a scheduled task as there is no graphical login option in the Scheduler: the task starts, but the AutoHotKey script is unable to detect the windows and send keyboard keys.
The result is that the task just sits there, never performing its actions and never ending.
1) It there a way to force a graphical login, say force a login into a Terminal Service session on the server?
2) Alternatively, is there another way to perform these kinds of automation?
Thanks for your input.
Thanks so far for the suggestions but I can't find if any of them can actually solve the issue at hand: they all more or less work in the same way that AutoHotKey does and I cannot find any info actually suggesting that these replacements would work better when running under a Scheduled Task when the user is not logged in.