9-6: Automate Actions with SendKeys

Solution overview

Type of solution


Features and tools

SendKeys and AutoIt

Solution summary

Automate installation and configuration even with applications that require interaction. Examples include toggling the visibility of the Quick Launch bar and setting the default view of all Explorer folders to Details.


Automated configuration


I expect there are at least a few applications in your environment that are brutal to install and impossible to automate. They might require interaction to click through an installation wizard, make selections, or agree to a license agreement. To deal with such demanding applications, you need to pull out the big guns: SendKeys and AutoIt. These are two tools that ...

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