If you apply this configuration in case WinAutomation needs to access a 32bit database, you will notice that Autologin is not working anymore. Neither "Unlocks" nor "Signs In" to the machine.


Hence, in order for WinAutomation to be able to both autologin and access a 32bit database (for instance 32bit MS Office with 32bit Driver), proceed as below:


  • Verify that WinAutomation is installed as 64bit on the machine. Reinstall, if necessary.

  • Close all WinAutomation windows. Also, right-click and click on "Exit" on the WA icon in the system tray.

  • Locate "corflags.exe". This executable comes with a Windows SDK - install the correct one for your machine.
    For instance, for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 it can be obtained from here.

  • Change the "C:\Program Files\WinAutomation\WinAutomation.Process.exe" to 32bit, so that Autologin is able to work in 32bit. To do so:
    • Launch a "Command Prompt" as an Administrator and change to the directory where "CorFlags.exe" has been installed.
    • Execute the following command, as shown in the attached screenshot:
      CorFlags.exe "C:\Program Files\WinAutomation\WinAutomation.Process.exe" /Force -32BITREQ+
      To verify that this step has been done correctly, locate the "WinAutomation.Process.exe" - after launching the WinAutomation Console - in the Task Manager and see that the "Platform" column mentions "32 bit".
      (In case the column is not visible, right-click on the columns and use the "Select columns" option.)

At this point, test the autologin functionality of WinAutomation. It should be able to both "unlock" and "sign in".

Finally, access to the 32bit database should be feasible via the Actions as well.