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Persistent or auto-start teams meeting for unattended monitor

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We have a computer/monitor in the office persistently hosting a meeting which allows remote employee's to join/leave at-will and share their cameras.

 

The local computer is unattended and needs to be able to start/restart/join/rejoin the meeting without local intervention.

 

The question is how do we configure the local computer to:

 

1. Automatically join a daily scheduled meeting in the morning at start of the work day

OR (if that can't be done)

2. Never leave a meeting that runs forever and automatically re-join if it drops

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Hi,

 

No native way that I know about but maybe you could use AutoIt or similar software to automated click on join every morning.

 

/Linus

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@Eli_Taylor 

I am trying to do the same. Did you find a suitable solution for this?

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Also keen to implement this if someone finds a way!

 

 

 

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@PaulF707 Negative, we still haven't found or implemented a solution on this one : /

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If you have a persistent link for the meetings, perhaps try having the URL load at start-up. You would need to ensure that credentials are saved/loaded into the browser.

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Even with a URL, there are a couple of mouse clicks to get it to open in the teams app, and the another click in the app to join the meeting.

I'm going to try AutoIt, but I may have to stick with Zoom for this particular usage....

 

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Found 1 small improvement

The meeting URL starts teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/…….

If you add in:

teams.microsoft.com/_#/l/meetup-join/…….

then this bypasses the option to open app or open in web. (and opens it in the browser)

I just need to find a way to emulate the 'Join Now' button.......

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It's not immediately obvious, but the 'Join' button (in Edge) has 'focus' and can be activated by the Enter key.

This crude solution using VBS and SendKeys appears to be working at the moment (subject to further testing).

 

' Open Teams in Edge
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "microsoft-edge:[ENTERURLHERE]", 9

' Give Teams time to load
WScript.Sleep 15000
' Join Meeting
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
' Give Teams time to join
WScript.Sleep 10000
' Go Full Screen
WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{DOWN}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{DOWN}"
WScript.Sleep 500
WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
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