Adding Custom Components to the Software Tab of a Machine on a SiteRemote or SiteKiosk Online Server

When running your own SiteRemote or SiteKiosk Online Server you can add custom components to the software tab of a Windows machine in a team on the server. This means you can monitor the version number (must be available as a property of the file) and creation date of any executable (exe) or dynamic link library (dll) that is available on a machine. They will be shown as part of the Components table on the software tab of a machine.

By default the software tab lists the most common components and all installed software that is visible in the Programs and Features list of the Windows control panel.

If you need to monitor exe or dll files that have been copied to the machine without using a standard installation routine or that are not the main part of an application you can go to the Settings tab of the SiteRemote or SiteKiosk Online Server administration. Click on Edit configuration next to the Software component settings on the right side of the page. You will now see a table with the existing components.

Click on the Add New button to create a new entry. Choose a display name to identify the component in the table.

You can either query the component by the Component Object Model'S programmatic identifier (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/com/-progid--key) or by the file path. You can use system environment variables as part of the file path, e.g. %windir% or %ProgramFiles%.

The Type determines under which component category the added component will be listed in the Components table on the software tab of a machine. You can select from Application, System, Additional, Remote Client or Multimedia (the other options in the dropdown field are for SiteKiosk specific usage).

Click Save on the right side of the new entry to save it temporarily, add an additional component if you wish, and then click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save the changes permanently and activate them by restarting the server service.

If the newly added component is present on a machine it will show up after a few machine contacts with the server.

Adding Links to the SiteKiosk Online Server Sidebar Menu

As of June 2021 the new SiteKiosk Online product family is available for custom projects. Please contact PROVISIO for more information on how to use SiteKiosk Online for your own project.

Customers running their own SiteKiosk Online server can add custom links to the menu on the left hand side of the team view. This enables you to integrate other web applications.

To add links, open the file ..\PROVISIO\SiteKiosk Online Server\Web\Web.sitemap with an editor. Look for

<!-- Menu C -->

and add this code for your own link right above it

<!-- Your Link -->
<siteMapNode url="http://www.your-comp.com/" title="Your Link" icon="link.svg" singlelink="true" />

The siteMapNode uses url for the path to the linked content, title for the caption visible in the menu, icon for the icon image file name and singlelink set to true to identify this specific type of link. Note that the icon image file needs to be in the ..\PROVISIO\SiteKiosk Online Server\Web\pub\img\sidebar folder. Additionally note that you may need to create the folder if it does not exist.

You can add more than one custom link.