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Run Policy

The second tab in the Processes Properties is the "Run Policy" tab.

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What should the Process do if you are logged in on the machine but the workstation is locked.

  • "Unlock&Start Process": WinAutomation will unlock the workstation using the Password that you have entered in the "Options > Settings > Authentication" tab.

  • "Start Process Without Unlocking": The Robt will start without unlocking the workstation, however, note that no interactive action can run in this case.

Interactive means that the Process interacts with input/output system (the desktop). So if a Process has keystrokes, mouse movement, or shows up on the screen, it is interactive and needs to run as the logged-in user and not in a locked workstation. Copying/creating/renaming/deleting files, ftp, sending email, etc. is not interactive and can run even if the workstation is locked.

  • "Don't Start Process" : The Process will not start at all if the workstation is locked.

If you are not logged in:

  • "Login and start Process": WinAutomation will log you in using the Password that you have entered in the "Options > Settings > Authentication" tab and start the Process.

  • "Start Process in Non-Interactive Mode": The Process will start but in Non-Interactive Mode. Interactive actions will not be able to run in this case and the Process will fail, if it contains any.

  • "Don't Start Process": The Process will not start at all.

If the physical screen of the Workstation is not available:

  • "Start Process in Non-Interactive Mode": The Process will start, but in Non-Interactive Mode. Interactive actions will not be able to run in this case and the Process will fail if it contains any.

  • "Don't Start Process": The Process will not start at all.

After the completion of the Process you can check the option to restore workstation to the Logged out/Locked state it was initially.