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Topic Title: Timestamp when I lock and unlock my computer.
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Created On: 12/08/2011 11:39 AM
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 12/08/2011 11:39 AM
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CraigRoss
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To keep track of my hours I would like to be able to send an email to myself when I unlock my computer in the mornng and when I lock it after work. I can timestamp the after with a task that emails me %NOW% and locks the computer but I can't seem to trigger a task at the unlock without creating a seperate task. Any ideas? Thank you.

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 12/08/2011 12:33 PM
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JeanDelfosse
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Craig,
for doing so, it should be necessary to create a new Windows task to run when the computer is unlocked.
There is currently no such capability in Automate triggers.
This can be done in the Windows control Panel / Administrative Tools / System Tools / Tasks planner
where you can create a new task (a Windows task, not an Automate task) that can be launched for instance when a given user (you) unlocks the system (for instance, or opens a session, or whatever)
That Windows task action can consist of running AMTask.exe to execute some aml file to perform what you need.

That new Windows task should join the collection of many other tasks that are already present in the system, on behalf of Microsoft, Symantec or other vendors.

This way the task will be run even if Automate is not (yet) currently running.

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 12/08/2011 04:17 PM
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Thank you for the quick response. As always timely and informative. I am continually impressed with the high level of customer service.

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 12/08/2011 10:17 PM
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You're welcome, Craig. But also please tell me the final outcome, and don't hesitate to call back in case of difficulties.

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