AutoIt v3: Your Quick Guide by Andy Flesner

By Andy Flesner

AutoIt is changing into more and more renowned within the method management box as a device for automating administrative projects. even though this is often certainly one of its extra renowned makes use of, you should use AutoIt to automate something in a home windows setting. This strong scripting language can run any application and control keyboard and mouse enter. With its RunAs aid, directors can practice unattended installations and configuration adjustments utilizing embedded administrative privileges. This advisor teaches you the rules of the AutoIt v3 language. you are going to find out about variables and comprises, graphical person interfaces, user-defined capabilities, and conditional and loop statements. you'll then practice what you have got discovered in examples with regards to the procedure management box. The examples during this brief lower can be utilized to create something from a online game amendment to a logon script that verifies home windows updates.

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When viewing objects within the OLE/COM Object Viewer, only those objects with a TypeLib and an IDispatch control can be used within AutoIt. Quit ; closes Excel EndWith For more detailed information about COM objects, please read the AutoIt v3 help file. Automation Examples With its abilities to modify the registry, copy files, run as another user, control keyboard and mouse input, and use COM objects, there isn’t much you can’t do with AutoIt. AutoIt v3: Your Quick Guide 35 This section is full of examples modeled after scripts I have written and used as a server systems administrator.

Enable Remote Desktop Connection and NetMeeting #NoTrayIcon ; Hides tray icon ; Declare Global Variables ;===================================================================== Global $admin, $password $admin = "Administrator" $password = "password" ; The following IF statement forces the script to rerun itself as the Administrator ;===================================================================== If Not $CMDLINE[0] Then RunAsSet($admin, @Computername, $password) If @Compiled Then RunWait('"' & @ScriptFullPath & '" /admin') Else RunWait('"' & @AutoItExe & '" "' & @ScriptFullPath & '" /admin') EndIf RunAsSet() ElseIf $CMDLINE[0] And $CMDLINE[1] = '/admin' Then RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal " & _ "Server","fDenyTSConnections","REG_DWORD",0) ; writes value to enable RDP RegWrite("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Conferencing\Mcpt", _ "Fpx","REG_BINARY","01000000") ; writes value to enable Netmeeting EndIf Microsoft Windows XP Update Verifier The program in Example 19 checks for the existence of various critical Windows XP Post-SP2 updates since August 2006.

Sets the ; progress bar to the current completion % WEnd FileClose($sLogPath) ; Closes log file FileClose($search) ; Closes the search handle _WordQuit($oWordApp) ; Closes MS Word MsgBox(0,"Completed","All Word Documents in " & $sDocPath & " have had their " & _ "titles changed to their corresponding filenames. ") Exit EndFunc ; Closes the GUI if the X button is pressed to exit ;===================================================================== Func Event_GUIClose() Exit EndFunc Figure 10 shows the results.

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