Type into Issue

I try to run powershell in remote desktop as a administrator then use to type into the powershell shell, however, it type into the title of the powershell windows.

How to resolve?

Hi @alex_toh,

For Type into activity properties, is simulate type checked, if yes uncheck it and try with default method or sendWindowsMessages method



I checked <> click before typing then it type to the powershell but i am missing some characters.

The command i want to type is

$([ADSI]“WinNT://$env:COMPUTERNAME”).Children | where {$_.SchemaClassName -eq ‘user’} | ft name,lastlogin |Out-File C:\output1.csv

However, it type

$(“WinNT://$env:COMPUTERNAME”).Children | where {$_.SchemaClassName -eq ‘user’} | ft name,lastlogin |Out-File C:\output1.csv

into the shell.

Buddy try with this just add one square bracket before to the first square bracket
it works and add double quotes in front and back of each square brackets

“$([[ADSI]”“WinNT://env:COMPUTERNAME”").Children | where {_.SchemaClassName -eq ‘user’} | ft name,lastlogin |Out-File C:\output1.csv[k(enter)]"


Hope this would help you


Thanks so much.

So does that mean I need to to do some preprocessing before I can use the type into activity to work properly.

Actually, I read the commands from a text file and stored them into array of strings then type them line by line into the powershell shell. Am I right?

Yes your are right buddy…
Did that work for you…
Cheers @alex_toh

I’m thinking of using regex to search for [xxx] and replace it with [[xxx].

and output in Message Box with szOut

I could not see the the extra [

Where did I go wrong? Sorry, I’m new to regex and just starting to use UIPath.

Put like this buddy…

Thanks !!!

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