[python-win32] Automating logon/logoff
mail at timgolden.me.uk
Thu Oct 18 16:13:21 CEST 2007
Matt Herbert (matherbe) wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tim Golden [mailto:mail at timgolden.me.uk]
>> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:07 AM
>> To: Matt Herbert (matherbe)
>> Cc: python-win32 at python.org
>> Subject: Re: [python-win32] Automating logon/logoff
>> Matt Herbert (matherbe) wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I am stumped trying to figure out how I can automate the
>>> procedure on Windows. Here is what I know so far. First, I
>> can logoff
>>> the system pretty easily using win32api.ExitWindowsEx() function.
>>> Second, I can auto logon the system (after a reboot) using
>> the special
>>> registry keys (DefaultUserName, DefaultPassword, DefaultDomain).
>>> Third, I will have to wrap everything up in a service, so I can be
>>> running at the desktop and the logon screen.
>>> So the hard part that I can't figure out, is how do I
>>> initiate a logon, after a logoff? Here is the rough
>> sequence of events
>>> I want to achieve:
>>> 1 MyPyService is running (at desktop)
>>> 2 User requests an automated test
>>> 3 MyPyService starts the test
>>> 4 MyPyService logs the user off
>>> 5 MyPyService wait's for something to happen
>>> 6 MyPyService logs a user on
>> I may be misunderstanding, but following the information here:
>> I added, in addition to the keys you mention above:
>> AutoAdminLogon = 1
>> AutoLogonCount = 1
>> I logged out and -- sure enough -- it logged me back in as me.
>> Is that what you were after?
> Thomas, I've seen this. The problem is, I can't "hold off" the logon.
> It automatically logs the user in right away. I need to be able to
> hold off the logon, until I've verified that I have established a
> network connection during step 5. That may take anywhere from a couple
> of seconds, to a couple of minutes (worst case).
(Tim, actually :)
By sheer synchronicity, this appeared yesterday on Raymond Chen's
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