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Author Topic: screenshots when not logged into computer  (Read 1833 times)

techidave

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screenshots when not logged into computer
« on: August 17, 2014, 01:44:17 PM »
This has probably been around the block a time or two, so here goes another round.

I am needing to make a tutorial on how to log into a domain on win 7 and also to change users.  I have googled this but apparently do not have the right keywords to find what I want.

It can either be a "screenshot utility" or one that makes a movie. Whatever it is, it needs to be able to record when no one is logged into the computer. 

lookin for advice  :D

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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 02:29:51 PM »
Low tech option is a camera....
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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 02:34:40 PM »
Looking for something higher tech but thanks anyway.

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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 04:18:25 PM »
Given that it's a bit hard to run user programs when no one's logged in, the alternative that comes to mind is hardware.

ie. Since most display adapters these days have two or more outputs, plug one into a recording device, (eg. HDMI, Composite, SVHS, etc), and configure your display adapter to clone the primary display.

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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 05:07:41 PM »
Could this not be accomplished using a virtual machine?
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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 06:36:09 PM »
Could this not be accomplished using a virtual machine?
Virtual machine is definitely the way to go. I used a VM to document how to build an NT4 domain controller for a remote location that had no real techs; once it was up I could connect and do the rest of what was needed, but they had to get the DC part right during the build.
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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 07:32:35 PM »
will give these a shot.

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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 05:38:46 AM »
DOH!  A VM ... sometimes it pays to think inside the (Virtual)Box.

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Re: screenshots when not logged into computer
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 05:45:20 AM »
Hi there .o/

You may also be able to take screenshots (or record) from another computer if you have some remote assistance software installed on the target computer.
For example at my workplace they have Microsoft's configuration manager client. Unlike version 2007, version 2012 allows to interact with a remote computer which is at the login screen.
I suppose it would also work with free software such as VNC, TeamViewer and the like, as long as they can run as a service (and as such don't terminate when the session is closed).