Windows user log on activity

uiautomation
robot

#1

Running form the Orchestator a Robot on a blocked pc; allows me only “Background” operations. But i think is not enough, for cases where the program doesn’t support this ones.

Would be awesome to allow by starting a process, to literally log on the user windows session as a human would do to!..not a chance? (this is really an important improvement, because in some cases we can’t really have the session logged when the robot y scheduled tu run! [also usin a VM on Azure, this is a problem because the same])


#2

That is not correct. The robot opens an interactive session and does the work within it. Of course, you can not see it, unless you know the robot’s password and you are already logged in on that machine.

So…it does exactly like a human would do.


#3

Can you send me an example of a uipath project working this way witha simple interface (like iexplorer or chrome); and how you program it to start it?

I’m doing it using “Invoke Interactive Workflow”, where that invoked workflow input text and click for searching on google. I’ve started from the windows scheduler and also by the command line and the closing the RDP connection to my azure VM. But as it closes the windows session, it crashes by not finding the selector. If is put the “simulate click” option it works. But that’s the problem, some programs doesn’t work with this simulate backgrund activity.


#4

#5

That’s just the point; the case is number 2.

While i program a schedule tu run the robot everyday; the idea is not to be connected to the RDP, and just trust that the robot is doing it’s jobs.


#6

@GERMAN_LARRAIN have you solved your problem? This issue is also bothering me.

Thanks!


#7

Not really :frowning:

My partial solutions is:

  1. To ask for non virtual windows, so the session can be manteined always logged. But this doesn’t works on an Azure windows VM
  2. On this case, i have a “father” windows VM on azure that mantains the RDP connections to this other windows VMs with the robots. so i can close the father RDP connection and it works with this hack! But is not nice to pay this father Vm just for focusing RDP connections

Tell me if you get something better, cheers.


#8

Well… That s quite the workaround you got there! Congrats for the idea!

I’ll try to dig deeper for the correct solution. Normally, the robot is advertised that it can login to a locked station… I tried it locally (physical station) and VPS… But no success…