We are currently trying to deploy packages created using AutoIT with SMS 2003 SP1. I think the AutoIT packages are functioning properly. We are able to successfully install the software we we login as the local user and run the exectutable.

We run into trouble trying to deploy this same package through SMS. We have tried running it as the local system account and the logged on user (Admin privledges). The executable is listed in Task Manager, but it eventally times out and no software is installed.

Any help is appreciated.
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We do a lot of work in AutoIT - If I could get more information about what is going on and maybe even the source from AutoIT.
Answered 10/10/2006 by: jasondell
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under the package, go to the program, open it up, click on environment. Is Allow users to interact with this program checked? I think Autoit intercepts the screens but they still have to be presented in order for it to work.
Answered 10/11/2006 by: Rhys
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I've made those configuarion changes to the program. The package will install under the system context and the install will work fine when the workstation is logged on by a user. I'm looking to have autoIT scripts execute when the machine is logged off as well. Is this possible?
Answered 12/19/2006 by: support
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I don't think so.. Never tried it actually.. Does the Autoit script need user interaction..? If not, i do think autoit does still needs the shell to be loaded, EG a user logged on. You could try setting the program properties in SMS to "whether or not a user is logged on" and just reboot, leave the workstaion in the logon screen and just sit and wait, see what happens.. :P

I personally don't think it's gonna work.. When i use auto-it script, i only run the script when users are logged on. MSI's use Windows Installer technology, which is a service, started even before users have logged on. Since AutoIT doen's use a service on the target machine as far as i'm aware of, i honestly don't think you'll be able to run autoit executables..
Answered 02/11/2007 by: neo2000
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Any news on deploying auto-it scripts when machine is logged off? [8|]

Must the option of "user has interaction with the program" be actived for a logged on machine with a user logged on?
Answered 08/04/2008 by: kingskawn
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AutoIT requires the Windows Shell (logged on user) to work properly, so, by design, it will not work when the machine is off.
Answered 08/06/2008 by: rodtrent
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Hey Rod,
When the machine is off...nothing works!!!

"AutoIT requires the Windows Shell (logged on user) to work properly, so, by design, it will not work when the machine is off. "
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Answered 01/27/2009 by: scarneol
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Hey Rod,
When the machine is off...nothing works!!!

"AutoIT requires the Windows Shell (logged on user) to work properly, so, by design, it will not work when the machine is off. "
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-rodtrent
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Off is not the same as 'logged off' :)

The thing was to know if an auto-it script could be launched when every user was logged off. So you have just the CTRL-ALT-DEL screen to logon.
Answered 01/31/2009 by: kingskawn
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Am I alone in wondering why packages being deployed by a system like SMS haven't had the requirement for user interaction authored out of them? Surely you want a completely silent install? Auto-It is surely a tool of last resort?
Answered 02/02/2009 by: VBScab
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