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Topic Title: Sleeping PC slow to wake up?
Topic Summary: Scheduled task starts but doesn't get past first Focus step
Created On: 02/01/2013 07:43 AM
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 02/01/2013 07:43 AM
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n00b (>6 posts)

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Hi, is there some trick to getting a scheduled task to work on a sleeping machine? I have a Task that works just fine when I kick it off manually but when I leave it to run in the middle of the night (the last two nights) it stops on a step that is requesting a Window to have Focus. The prior Wait step was run and, after the first night's failure, I increased the Focus step to retry 100 times (50 seconds)  from 10 times but it failed agan last night. The Window in both cases was displayed. What gives?

Thanks. Gerald.

 02/01/2013 02:12 PM
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Leonard Amabile

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Hi Gerald,

If the PC is in sleep mode, there is no way that AutoMate can wake the machine. Is the task configured to run in the background or log onto the machine?


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 02/01/2013 02:35 PM
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Liz Casale

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Machine is actually in locked state which required User Account Control to be enabled, the Logon Properties set to Logged on User, Unlock as Specified User, and Logon as Specified User. Lastly, checked the SoftwareSAS from the Default Properties -> Default User section.

Liz Casale
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