Hosting files (NoTouch Center)

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Introduction

NoTouch Center can host customer files which are to be distributed to client machines. For example, Certificates or desktop background images are commonly distributed in a NoTouch environment. NoTouch in general likes Web URLs, that means you'll be able to set a URL in NoTouch Center and the clients will then fetch the contents from these URLs. This is straight-forward, conforming to standards, and easy to use.

However, what if you don't have web server around or putting things on your company's Intranet server is complicated, involves other people etc.? No problem! Both NoTouch Center as well as the Stratodesk Virtual Appliance can host these files for you. See below how to upload and manage files and deduct the correct URLs.

Note: If you are running NoTouch Center in the Stratodesk Virtual Appliance we recommend to jump to this article instead: Hosting files (VA)

Uploading and managing files

  1. Connect or log in to the machine where NoTouch Center is installed. If on a Windows machine, most likely you will use an RDP or similar connection. If Notouch Center is running in the Stratodesk Virtual Appliance, go to this article instead: Hosting files (VA)
  2. Move to the path where NoTouch Center is installed. By default, that would be C:\Program Files\Stratodesk\NoTouch Center\lmc
  3. The directory "root" can hold files and subfolders. Place your files there. We recommend to create subdirectories for different file categories:

Now what's the URL?

Files will be served via NoTouch Center, so you need to add the correct port number (8080 for HTTP and 8443 for HTTPS). Other than that, it is really straightforward. Anything that is going into the "root" folder, translates into a top-level URL under port 8080. For example,

  • a file named test.txt in the root folder will become http://tcmgr:8080/test.txt (with tcmgr being replaced by the actual IP address or hostname of your Virtual Appliance)
  • a desktop background image named mywallpaper.jpg that you have put in the bg folder can be accessed as http://tcmgr:8080/bg/mywallpaper.jpg (with tcmgr being replaced by the actual IP address or hostname of your Virtual Appliance)
  • a certificate name mycertificate.crt that you have put in the cert folder can be accessed as http://tcmgr:8080/cert/mycertificate.crt (with tcmgr being replaced by the actual IP address or hostname of your Virtual Appliance)