Opalis/SCOM question concerning WinForm-based applications RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible for either Opalis or SCOM to move the cursor and click a button on a server? We have a legacy client/server application that requires manual intervention on the server if either the application crashes or the server reboots. While we currently can launch the program should either of the two previous scenarios occur, the application is still unusable until someone goes in a clicks a few buttons. It's the same process every time, similar to starting a service set to manual start-up.

    Thanks in advance.


    Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:31 PM


  • Hello Bob,

    There is no explicit functionality for screen scraping built into Opalis or SCOM however Opalis does provide the ability to run applications such as AutoIT passing in a configuration file to be executed. 

    With applications of that type (there are others I just happen to know about AutoIT) you would typically "record" the mouse movements and keypresses into a configuration or macro file that is then passed on the command line to be executed.

    This would achieve the goal you are after and could even be wrapped up into an object using Opalis where the designer would need only to specify the configuration file to be used (instead of knowing all the command line arguments etc.).  This could be done using the Quick Integration Kit.




    • Marked as answer by Robert_Hearn Friday, December 3, 2010 7:44 PM
    Saturday, October 16, 2010 7:48 PM