Jitbit Macro Recorder and locking a workstation
Aug 8 2009 :: by Alex
From time to time we receive support questions, asking if a macro, created with our Macro Recorder
can run while the computer is locked.
The answer is "yes" and "no". It depends on a specific macro you recorded.
If your macro automates user actions
, such as playing back recorded mouse movements, clicking some objects, sending recorded keystrokes or emulating user input
in some other way - this macro won't work. Because even if the Macro Recorder
will send mouse-moves and keyboard strokes to the computer, the computer won't respond, since all we have is a locked-screen.
But if your macro consists of system commands
, like "delete file", or "shutdown computer", or "establish a VPN-connection", or "run a program" etc. etc. - this macro should run fine. You can create a scheduled task that launches such a macro (or an EXE-compiled macro, which is preferred to save performance), and the task should run even if computer is locked (having some user logged-in though).
by Alex. CEO, founder