I have a PC in work, which is connected to a network outside my office. I do not have Administrator privileges.
For security reasons, if the user isn't active for 15 minutes, Windows enters that standby mode where you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del, enter the password and log back in.
My problem is that a specific program that is connected to this outside network disconnects when Windows logs out (after 15 minutes being idle), so when I log back in, I have to restart the whole thing in order to get the program to connect again.
I tried canceling this automatic standby thing, but the user rights I have don't let me change these things (doesn't even let me cancel the screensaver etc.). So I thought of a simple bypass - if I could run some vbscript or batch file (anything that comes with a simple XP setup, I can't isntall new software or connect to the internet) that keeps Windows active, making XP think I'm using the computer, it won't log out and my problem is solved
I tried a batch file that pings many times, but pinging doesn't count as active, as it thinks it's idle and logs out.
Any help would be great..