Pix4D installation for computer lab

 
Note: This page describes how to setup Pix4D in a computer lab so that students are not required to sign in when using Pix4D.

Check with the IT department to have them do the following.

  1. While the PC is in a thawed state, open up task scheduler and create a task.
  2. Set the account to use when running the task as the "Users" group
  3. Set a trigger for the task to be run whenever a user logs in to the workstation.
  4. Set the command to be run
    • Browse for pix4dmapper.exe which should end up similar to: "C:\Program Files\Pix4Dmapper\pix4dmapper.exe" including quotations.
  5. Then add the following command line arguments in the Program/script box:
    • -c --email <email> --password <password>
  6. The final result should be a an entry in the Program/script box that looks similar to:
    • "C:\Program Files\Pix4Dmapper\pix4dmapper.exe" -c --email <email> --password <password>
Note: Substitute <email> and <password> with the Pix4D account information

This procedure creates a task to log in to Pix4D which should run every time any user logs in. The task file containing the account user and password itself is protected and unreadable unless a user has local machine admin privileges.

Similarly, a task can be set to perform the --logout option upon log off or shutdown of the computer.

For that the trigger should be "On disconnect from user session" set  Program/script box should have:

  • "C:\Program Files\Pix4Dmapper\pix4dmapper.exe" -c --logout

Windows Tasks in this manner will create a Task file located in /System32/Tasks which can be distributed through many deployment options.

 

As an alternative, the login command function can be placed within the Pix4D Shortcut item on the desktop. To do this you will need to perform the following steps with administrator privileges.

  1. Right click the Pix4Dmapper shortcut icon on your Desktop, if one is not present you will need to create a new one by right clicking Pix4Dmapper in Program Files or the Start Menu.
  2. Select Properties at the bottom of the context menu.
  3. Navigate to the Shortcut tab in the Pix4Dmapper Properties window, locate the Target text box.
  4. Adjust the text in the Target text box to include your login credentials such as:
    • "C:\Program Files\Pix4Dmapper\pix4dmapper.exe" --email <email> --password <password>
  5. Hit Apply in the lower right-hand portion of the window to save the change
  6. If seat count is a concern be sure to include a --logout task as described above, or another process to perform that action.
Note: Substitute <email> and <password> with the Pix4D account information and do not include the -c argument as in the previous scenario.

This procedure logs the user into Pix4Dmapper when they click the shortcut option to launch Pix4D. This process is only recommended for use when the relevant file properties views are restricted by administrator privileges so as not to reveal the login information.

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  • Babu Madhavan

    Dear Team ,

     I have following error kindly rectify

  • Beata (Pix4D)

    Hi,

    Could you tell me which version of Pix4Dmapper you are trying to install and uninstall?

    How to uninstall the software

    First of all please make sure Pix4Dmapper is not open.

    1. Find the path where Pix4Dmapper is installed: C:\Program Files\Pix4Dmapper and DELETE this Pix4Dmapper folder 
    2. Find the following path: C:\Users\pix4d\AppData\Local\pix4d DELETE this pix4d folder 
    3. Find the path C:\Users\pix4d\Documents\pix4dmapper DELETE this Pix4Dmapper folder 
    4. On the search bar type: regedit and then search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\pix4d and DELETE this one as well.

    Could you please give it a try and let us know how it is going. We will be more than glad to help.

    Best

  • Babu Madhavan

    I have install latest software uninstall is 4.3.31

  • Gaël (Pix4D)

    Hello Babu,

    So, if my understanding is correct, you could solve your issue here?

    Best,

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