- Whenever a user does not own a computer or a computer is a shared resource, it may be advisable to lock down certain options in DisplayClone.
-For example, we may not want:
- To permit a user to close DisplayClone.
- To permit them to modify the startup behavior.
- To put vulgar language in the action Narrations. (such as students may do for classroom disruption or pranks)
- To change target-FPS, Capture Mode, the display of the mouse cursor, the number of freezes to keep, whether or not snapshots are stored to disk, etc, etc..
Example restricted user-view:
- The management interface only works with site-licenses.
- Start the program with the "-admin" command-line argument to display additional administrative features.
- The software must be fully closed and launched fresh to use the -admin argument.
- Launching the software requires administrative-rights (meaning, a UAC prompt or flat out denied depending your permissions). This should help in restricting usage to only IT staff.
- When in administration mode a file named admin.dcs is written to the program-folder. (eg, "C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayClone")
- When not launched in administration mode, settings are overrided from admin.dcs rather than the user's settings for each setting where LOCK was set to TRUE.
-The overriden settings cannot be altered via right click menu, typing, or otherwise.
-It would be wise to check that Windows' file permissions are sufficient for admin.dcs on client computers to prevent its deletion.
- There is also an additional tab of settings (while in administration mode) for further restricting program functionality rather than just locking individual settings.