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  • 1.  RDC connection from machine

    Posted 11-04-2019 06:07
    Hi All,

    Needed a small help.I am trying to open RDC from my local pc and launch chrome on the RDC. How should i approach for this automation? Is there any VBO for RDC or should i spy and launch RDC as we do manually? 

    If spying is the answer, which mode should be preferred? 

    Thanks.

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    Abhishek Poddar
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  • 2.  RE: RDC connection from machine
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    Posted 11-04-2019 19:02
    You can save a connection as a .RDP file, which is just plain-text. You can then use that to launch a connection. Once you're in though, it's all surface-automation from there on in. SendKeys won't work properly, so you might have to leverage something like AutoHotKey if you want to send any keystrokes.

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    Ami Barrett
    Lead RPA Software Developer
    Solai & Cameron
    Richardson, TX
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  • 3.  RE: RDC connection from machine

    Posted 11-05-2019 09:20
    I tried with global send keys events and it worked fine. However the application which i am trying to automate is a desktop based application and after opening the application, i am not able to spy any elements within the application. Is there any way around to spy the elements other than surface automation?

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    Abhishek Poddar
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  • 4.  RE: RDC connection from machine

    Posted 11-05-2019 16:01
    Correct, you must use surface automation techniques. I seem to recall notice that a newer version of Blue Prism had a dedicated spy method, but I'm finding no such mention of it in the release notes.

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    Ami Barrett
    Lead RPA Software Developer
    Solai & Cameron
    Richardson, TX
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