Something that is frequently requested from customers using DNC-Max with DNC Max Client alone is the ability to drag and drop to send files. It has been possible for quite a while to do this on the machine where DNC Max server is running. That is not enough for many of us, in fact people who don’t have the luxury of using CIMCO MDM or NC-Base to organize their programs are often looking for creative ways to lock down some of their users and limit their access to software they don’t need to perform their job. What I am about to show you is not a substitute for DNC-Max Client, but it is a way to send one or more files with your DNC-Max server using DNCMaxctrl.exe. A program that gives you command line capabilities and is located in the CIMCO\DNCMAX8 folder.
Sending one or more programs using drag and drop and CIMCO DNC Max
The first step in this example was writing a batch file that will take any files drag and dropped onto it and use the files as a variables (the filename) to send a program to one of your ports in DNC Max. This file is then safely stowed away on a network share somewhere on your network and providing a shortcut to this batch file to the user. The shortcut in the example was customized with a custom icon to allow it to stand out for your operator(s). It is possible to make as many of these batch files as you have machines. Here is a short video of this system in action:
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