Script to control Windows Application
Posted on 2013-11-12
We have this program that will stop allowing people to login unless someone goes to the server and does a backup of the program's DB once every 30 days. It gets a little annoying and if someone forgets to do it when the people who have server access are out, it can make for a long day.
How hard is it to write a script that does:
1. Start AppName.Exe
2. Click Tools on the menu.
3. Select Database backup.
4. Click Start.
5. Wait for the app to finish, then Exit.
It's a pretty old app, but we have it running on Server 2012.
Appreciate any insight. I see many possible solutions out there, some free, some not so much. In my younger days I was a VB person, and I can almost see how to do this in VB (Using maybe the Alt - T for Tools, etc).
I have no religion when it comes to programming languages!!