In large installations, when MxManagementCenter needs to be installed on multiple computers, system administrators could find convenient to have a centralized configuration file; changes in the centralized configuration file - say shared on a NAS - can be easily rolled out to all the users without need for accessing individual machines.
This article will guide you through the configuration of MxMC in Windows environments. For Mac environments please refer to this article.
MxMC, like many applications, supports some start parameters that allow for executing specific actions when the software is launched. Our recommendation is to familiarize with the start parameters:
- Press WIN + R and type
cmdto open the Command Prompt.
- Type the following command to display the options offered by MxMC:
To start the software with a specific config file, you just need to create a link to MxMC.exe on your desktop and add the parameter
--import followed by the path of the configuration file as shown in the picture below.
In the example below we mapped the remote folder containing the configuration file as
All the changes made by the user will be saved on a local project data file and will be reverted to the master project data file after the software is re-launched if the --import parameter is used.
Remember that the view being displaed in MxMC when the project data file is saved will be loaded when this file is imported using the --import parameter. It is best to make sure that a neutral view is being displayed before saving the project data file. This could be a camera that everyone is allowed to view or load a company logo as an Info-page for a local camera and display that before saving the project.
By using the -q parameter a “quiet” import will be done without any dialogs and go directly to the login screen. It is best to use this when users have been setup with different permissions.