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  • It seems like a VBS script would be good to help you push buttons and perform the needed clicks. You should be able to send another command through PSEXEC to initiate the VBS file to work with the interactive session like you're doing with your other command.

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  • You would pobably  violate several company policies by messing with her computer in any way.

    Return the physical prank, fake snake, bug,  a hidden noise maker, etc.

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  • Awww... you're no fun. I write the company policy.

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  • Related.

    When I worked for a school system... one of our tasks was to audit the screens during class to make sure the laptops of students were being used for instruction.

    This was when the "N" game was a big deal. (Java game where you played a ninja.) there was a suicide button that would make the character just die. Our remote desktop software did not let the students know when we were watching.

    I would wait until a kid was ALMOST about to finish a REALLY hard level... and suicide their character in such a way that it would die, going across the finish gate. Or die as soon as it respawned... or just randomly die... until the kid slammed the computer shut in frustration.

    The best one was when a kid had the guts to come to me saying his keyboard was acting weird... RIGHT after I had done this to him... I looked him straight in the face and  said "the suicide key sticking???"

    He never played the game at school again.

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  • LOL love that suicide button. Way back in networking class lab we learned about the secret admin share (Win 98? or 2k) and had a lot of fun making things appear on other students' desktops (the ones who didn't move as fast). So much fun.

    ConnectWise says their Backstage function is NOT supposed to activate Windows Notifications but it does- at least in our environment. The remote PC pops up a note near the clock that someone has connected. We have a ticket open with them on that. I know we could disable notifications via GPO but I'd prefer not to 'cause they do come in handy for some things. Backstage is awesome but we need it to be fully clandestine.

    Do you guys remember the  Stress Relief app? Loads of fun just destroying whatever is on screen, especially the company org chart etc... :)

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  • We used to have flyswatter app linked on our website. There would be a little bug crawling around on our website and if you clicked it it would launch the app and there would be flies all over your desktop and you had a swatter. Ah, the good old days of innocence and lower security protocols.

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  • Ha yes. Back when the worst we had to deal with was spam waves and an occasional virus across the network (vs. ransomware and inept phishing victims).

    I was successful with this little ploy. Not only was the user totally freaked out with the munching termites all over her screen, my helpdesk tech was too. He'd never seen it. Because only the Escape Key turns this off (most people forget how powerful and critical the Escape Key can be) they both freaked out when I came over to assist and told them OH NO! she had been infected with a horrible ransomware called, "Termite Bot Bit-locker." I told her the hard drive was completely toast and hoped she had saved everything to the cloud. Her expression was priceless. So was the follow-up expression when I said, "Ok, there might be one last hope, let me try something extreme..." then I hit the F keys and starting blasting the critters with lasers, fire, chainsaw and blobs etc. Their eyes were wide as dinner plates! Then I hit the Escape Key and... all gone! Revenge was sweet, justice served... 

    Amazing this little app from 1996? runs so well on Win 10...  

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