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I have a automation script (mouse and keyboard automation) which works with a application installed on a Windows Server 2012 VPS.

It works perfectly when I am connected to the VPS via RDP. But when I am not connect, the script won't work! It stops/freezes, this is very strange. I guess that it needs a virtual display/screen/session to work properly. I have searched about this but none of the solutions worked for me, so as a last hope I am posting it here.

The script does some automation task when called from PHP (It is not a PHP script, PHP just calls the script) and returns some information back after automating. This won't work when I am not connected to the VPS so it returns a 502 Gateway Timeout error. The automation script seems to stop at the point where it's supposed to focus/click something...

  • Can you post the script and how do you call it? – duenni May 9 '17 at 10:32
  • Hi @duenni, the script is an AutoIt script and I cannot post the script because of NDA. The script is called by PHP. More technical details can be found in this question at StackOverflow: stackoverflow.com/questions/43841450/… – TheDcoder May 9 '17 at 11:48
  • I have managed to find a workaround, anyone interested may find it here. – TheDcoder Aug 18 '17 at 0:40

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