With the release of Login PI 3.6 and higher we have added a new method of starting Login PI 3 in a session. Instead of using a Logon Script that has a few .NET and PowerShell dependencies we have created a low level application that can replace the old LogonScript.
These are the benefits of using the Login PI 3 Logon App:
- No dependencies on .NET or PowerShell
- Much faster and therefore less impact on the system
- Enables Appblocking / Viruscanner filtering based on certificate instead of filename
We recommend using the Logon App in environments where running PowerShell is problematic and in highly secure environments.
The Login PI 3 Logon App is not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and older environments.
In Login PI 3.6 the Logon App is available as a BETA functionality and can be subject to bugs. Please contact our support team at Support@loginvsi.com for any questions.
The Login PI 3 Logon App
To configure the Login PI 3 Logon App you have to do a few manual steps. In Login PI 3.6 there is no download button in the web interface for the executable. To download the file manually navigate to the direct URL. This URL consists of the Login PI 3 virtual appliance hostname and its content name. In the example URL below you can see the content name in bold. This is always the same, the beginning of the URL depends on your own environment.
When you browse to this URL it will automatically ask you to download the logon.zip. Please download and extract it in your preferred location.
Once extracted you can see the file called LoginPI.Logon.exe.
Once LoginPI.Logon.exe has been downloaded and extracted you can implement the logon executable. All we require is that the LoginPI.Logon.exe is executed with a single command-line parameter, the URL of your Login PI 3 environment. See example below:
You can implement this as the logon script command and place the executable on a location that is accessible by all Login PI users. Or you can create your own logon script with this command that is then executed by your preferred setup.
NOTE: For the Login PI 3 Desktop Connector there is one exception on the command-line parameter. The GUID needs to be added and the command will look like this:
.\LoginPI.Logon.exe https://p05-appliance.play.loginvsi.com ebdfa18b-772b-4423-8069-5211c7a62688
The GUID at the end of this command is the unique ID of the environment you have configured with the desktop connector. The easiest way of finding out the GUID of the environment is opening the environment configuration page and selecting the environment. In the URL bar of your browser you can see the ID at the end of the URL.