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Windows 7: Remote Desktop - Keeping Screen Alive

28 Apr 2014   #1
MPQC

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Remote Desktop - Keeping Screen Alive

So here's my issue. On my VPS (Windows Server 2008 R2), I'm trying to run a script which needs a GUI. So when I'm logged in through Remote Desktop, the program works fine. However - once I log out, the desktop is gone, so it no longer works. I've got it setup so that the programs continue to run even after logging out, but it needs the desktop to stay alive while it runs.

Is it possible to do this in some way without staying logged in through the RD for a long time?


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29 Apr 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't know of a way to do what you want. I've re-written a few scripts (AutoIt) so that they worked while the screen is locked. What scripting language are you using?
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29 Apr 2014   #3
MPQC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm actually not writing any program since there's already one available - AutoScreenCap | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net
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29 Apr 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't know of a tool that can take a screenshot while the computer is locked.

Can you explain what you are wanting to take a screenshot of?
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29 Apr 2014   #5
MPQC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

A twitch stream - broadcaster won't upload it to youtube, and I don't need a full video of it anyways nor sound.
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29 Apr 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Getting the whole stream might be your only option. See this post.
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29 Apr 2014   #7
MPQC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Can this be done without a video card? As I mentioned before this is on a VPS, so it doesn't have one. I'll give it a shot when I get home later today though.
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29 Apr 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I have no idea. You will be teaching us

If the hardware is located in your home, then you might try using VNC or some other remote control tool that does not lock the session when you end the connection.
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29 Apr 2014   #9
MPQC

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Surprisingly, it works really well. :)
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29 Apr 2014   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

VLC worked well...
...or VNC worked well?
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