Is it necessary to connect a monitor?

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Is it necessary to connect a monitor?

Post by vinaypoulose » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:19 am

Is it necessary to connect a monitor to the machine on which the automated GUI tests are run?

If yes, is there any way I can emulate/simulate a monitor connection?

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Re: Is it necessary to connect a monitor?

Post by Support Team » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:43 am

No, a monitor should not be required, but a logged on user is. So, there needs to be a desktop available, i.e. the desktop must not be locked and screensaver must not be running.

If you remotely connect to the computer, I recommend using VNC instead of MS Remote Desktop, since Remote Desktop locks the computer once you minimize or close the Remote Desktop application. (See http://www.uvnc.com/ for a free VNC application.)

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