Windows 3.1 used to have the ability to record macros, a capability that never made it to later versions. There are a lot of things batch files can’t do. But I spotted a reference to AutoIt on Digg, and that looks useful.Basically it will script keystrokes and mouse movements, as well as giving you BASIC-like program logic. It’s not something you need often, but when you need it, you’ll need it badly.
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Someone will probably be commenting that we used it to speed the deployment of a unified messaging client. It turns out to be pretty handy for streamlining installations of software, among other things. AutoIT, run from a vb script, made all of the "click next" stuff just go away, and completed something like 95% of the installs without any issues.
Beat me to it.