Send Hotkey - Desktop has been disconnected while performing UI actions


I am trying to run a process that sends hotkeys like WIN + r to start “Run” and CTRL + v to paste items. Running attended, this works fine, however when I run unattended via a scheduled trigger this does not work. I get the error Desktop has been disconnected while performing UI actions. As you can see in the pictures below, I have enabled “SendWindowMessages”. Special key hotkeys like “enter” work, however when there is a normal character in the hotkey it crashes.

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In orchestrator to connect o to this machine do you have RDP enabled?


Hi Radomir,

I have never seen this option, where can I find it exactly?



So in Orchestrator.

Go to your Robot, then click on 3 dots on a right side and enable Login to console.

Hi Radomir,

This did not fix the issue, I am still getting the error “Desktop has been disconnected while performing UI actions”. I don’t understand why this is happening.

Reporting an update:

The robot is running for 25 mins now, which is a good sign. What I did is:

  1. Go to the location HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server
  2. Create or edit the DWORD value of KeepAliveEnable
  3. Set it to 1 .
  4. Save and quit
    Source: windows 7 - How do I keep an RDP session alive from the client side? - Super User

And also:

  1. by adding HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client - RemoteDesktop_SuppressWhenMinimized and set it’s value to 2.
    Source: UiPath does not work in Cloud - #4 by badita

I will keep this thread updated if I have new findings.


Have you got solution ?