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 Post subject: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 27th, 2016, 5:36 am 
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How can I get a publication to check for a USB stick name for security?

The old 'Check for CD_ROM name' is not as relevant as it once was.

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 10:06 am 
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What stops someone copying to a different USB Drive with the same name?

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 10:28 am 
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Nothing,
The same way Check for CD_ROM name didn't stop people, all I want to do is slow the process,

can you tell me how to do it?

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 11:50 am 
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You can do it lots of different ways.

A DLL would be the most integrated I think, but most of the external scripting options should work - even the old command trick will work:

Code:
vol c: > b:\drivename.txt


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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 12:02 pm 
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Because the drive letter will alter I guess I would need a DLL, can someone provide this for me? I don't know much about writing code.

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 12:24 pm 
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Drive letter is easy - it's the first character of the SYSTEM_PUBLICATION_DIR variable.

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 12:46 pm 
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Can someone provide me with a complete solution?
Or is there a system variable for the USB stick drive name?

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 4:55 pm 
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A simple autoIT solution for anybody that wants to use it (as supplied):

http://sandbox.interaktiv.co.uk/temp/start.zip

1. Place start.exe in the same folder as publication.
2. Name publication default.exe
3. Run start.exe

Start will silently launch your Opus application (default.exe) with the name of current drive. Opus can access this information using an in-built variable called COMMAND_PARAM_1 (see standard help). I suggest displaying the value on screen to start to verify it works. It will appear in inverted commas because of potential spaces in the drive name. Either include this in the comparison or remove them using substring (see script help).


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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: January 28th, 2016, 8:56 pm 
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Thanks, that displays the USB stick name, now without needing an IT degree how can I add something to my publication to check that it is running from a USB stick with a name I choose - or who can I employ to do this for me?

I am not looking for an education, I am looking for a workable solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
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Sorry, busy yesterday.

You need to use IF, ELSE Actions on the programming tab to handle the logic. We can build it for you, but we have a minimum 1hr charge @ £35GBP.

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 Post subject: Re: Check for USB_STICK name
PostPosted: February 2nd, 2016, 10:06 pm 
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Finished saving my Aussie pennies, let's go ahead. boultons@gmail.com

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