Interactive session the easy way

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Interactive session the easy way

Post by dobbelina » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:39 am

Hi all!

I noticed that the PRINT command doesn't work well when running scripts from the task scheduler.
The reason for that is because it's running in batchmode.

What you want is an interactive session.
Here's how, the easy way without the annoying RDP stuff:

Download PsExec from Microsoft here: ... 97553.aspx

Drop the executable into your system32 folder (or other executable path)

Using notepad, create a new file with the following text. Save as C:\runtask.cmd

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imacros -macro YourMacroToRun
1.Using the Start menu, type 'Task Scheduler'
2.Right click on the 'Task Scheduler' application and select 'Run as administrator'
3.Using the 'Action' pane select 'Create Task'
4.Under 'Name' enter an appropriate name (for example, "Run My Macro")
5.Click on the Change User or Group button
6.Enter the name of Users and click OK
7.Select the 'Triggers' tab
8.Click on the 'New' button
9.Enter in the appropriate time (for example, daily - 6pm)
10.Select the 'Actions' tab
11.Click on the New button
12.Under Program/script enter psexec
13.Under Add arguments enter -i C:\runtask.cmd
*(I added the -i switch, opposed to the picture below as i think it's correct)


14.Click 'OK'
15.You can confirm the settings by right clicking on the new task and selecting 'Run'

If setup correctly the application will run at the specified time (assuming the computer is turned on and a user is logged on). The application will appear on the screen for the logged on user.

*All credit for this info goes to Adrian at ... eractively
Last edited by dobbelina on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Interactive session the easy way

Post by dobbelina » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:23 am

I found a great little freewareutility that definitively gives you an interactive session, as it doesn't
start iimrunner in batchmode.
Only 828k in size, no install needed, it even creates a batchfile for you that you can put in
the autostartfolder so it starts when you reboot automatically:
Tom, Tech Support
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Re: Interactive session the easy way

Post by Tom, Tech Support » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Hi dobbelina,

Thanks for the tips! I've added a link to this post to the iMacros Wiki.

Tom, iMacros Support
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