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    Keep application running when computer locked

    How to run an application when the computer is locked. I want to perform system maintainence when the computer is locked.

    How can I set an application to keep processing even when the computer is locked.
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    Re: Keep application running when computer locked

    is this relevant to visual c++ progamming?

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    Re: Keep application running when computer locked

    He may think it is, but it is not.

    Applications do not quit / stop when you lock a computer.

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    Re: Keep application running when computer locked

    No, it does not quit but it stops processing.

    Like if I want to search and backup a few files when the computer is locked. Or I want to run an automated test on an application when the PC is locked.

    Because I made a automation program that basically sends a series of keyboard and mouse events to the application I want to test. But the events stop processing when the computer is locked.
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    Re: Keep application running when computer locked

    Because I made a automation program that basically sends a series of keyboard and mouse events to the application I want to test
    OF Course, the KEYBOARD is locked. You need to use another mechanism for controlling your application.
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    Re: Keep application running when computer locked

    But the events stop processing when the computer is locked.
    Now you know what the 'lock' means

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    Re: Keep application running when computer locked

    So the lock basically means keyboard and mouse is locked but not the running processes. So are all mouse messages and keyboard messages are also blocked? Like SendMessage(WM_LBUTTONCLICK) etc?

    Is there a way to get around this as I don't want anyone disturbing the automated test(The reason I want it locked).
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