Modifying the Config Tool or Security Desk shortcut using command line arguments - Security Center 5.4 and later

series
Security Center 5.4 and later
revised_modified
2020-01-08

Modifying the Config Tool or Security Desk shortcut using command line arguments

To automatically connect to a Security Center Directory or to prepare your user's workspace when opening Config Tool or Security Desk from the application shortcut, you can add command line arguments to the shortcut target.

What you should know

When you modify the shortcut, you can indicate which user automatically logs on, which Directory the user connects to, whether Config Tool or Security Desk starts with specific tasks already open, and so on.

Procedure

  1. In Windows, right-click the Config Tool or Security Desk shortcut, and click Properties.
  2. Click the Shortcut tab.
  3. At the end of the Target field, add the command line arguments you want to use.
    You must specify the Directory name.
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.x\SecurityDesk.exe" -d Video-Server -u David -w 123456
  4. Click Apply > OK.

Results

When you double-click the shortcut, Config Tool or Security Desk opens using the settings you specified.