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Questions tagged [autoit]

Windows GUI automation

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Automating Administration Tasks on Windows

What tools do you use and recommend for automating administration tasks for Windows-based computers? Examples of such tasks include: Installing/upgrading software Standarizing application settings ...
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Active Directory management with low user rights

Our problem: The client, a normal user, has to be able to reset multiple passwords at once. Around 30 in one go. This would call for powershell or something along these lines, but for AD and ...
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Change all network cards to auto/auto on many machines

Because of a change in networking equipment I might need to set a bunch of machines NICs back to auto negotiate. What's the best way to automate this? I'm thinking an Autoit compiled exe pushed out ...
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Mysterious case of automatic logon without the registry settings that ought to trigger it

This question has an overlap with programming, but I think it primarily belongs here. I'm building an elaborate script in AutoIt that switches on autologon so that multiple unattended reboots are ...
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Provide Administrator credentials within script

I am writing a script that runs from a user account. The script needs to execute another script as the Administrator account. Tried AutoIt's RunAs - didn't work. Tried PsExec - the same. Tried CMD's ...
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What security settings in IE prevent running autoit form submit macros?

I'm trying to automate logging in to Amazon Web Services with autoit on a fairly hardened windows machine. I can run a script as admin on the box and it works just fine, but when I go in as a user ...
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Starting an AutoIt Script on RemoteApp Session Logon

I have a AutoIt script that I need to start when a RemoteApp session is created. The script waits for a window to appear and then extracts the text of a certain label and writes it to a file. I ...
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Windows: Running an AutoIt script to launch a GUI app - on a server, when no one is logged in

I want to run an AutoIt script every day at 1:00 AM on a Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition. Since this is a server, obviously there is rarely someone sitting there logged in at the console, so the ...
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Change file associations for all users

I have to configure a bunch of computers with Windows XP and im trying to create a script with Autoit so make my work easier. The issue is the following: I want to make certain extensions to open ...
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How to auto-unlock a Windows Server programmatically, after hours?

We have an air-gapped Windows Server, not connected to the public or private network. There are a number of routine tasks that must be performed on this machine after hours. These have been automated ...