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Digital Signage Fail: Mapped Drive

Digital Signage Fail Mapped Drive
Posted: July 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Here’s a screenshot of a digital stand displaying a dialog box asking for a user to enter the username and password.

Digital Signage Fail Mapped Drive

FAIL FEATURES

  • More than anything it’s just annoying and it’s covering part of the screen
  • Users are unable to close the window because it’s not a touch screen
  • The image is stuck on that particular slide. It won’t change until the dialog box is closed
  • The dialog box is displaying the server name

SUGGESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Always make sure that mapped drives are disconnected
    You can do this by going into Windows Explorer and selecting Map Network Drive – Disconnect Network Drive
    Windows Mapped Drive Disconnect
  • Schedule System restarts so that the unit can load the screen again and hopefully play the content
  • Monitor your system. We built a custom tool to display the content of the players in real time
  • Hide dialog boxes and popups using registry settings or use a digital signage software package that always brings the software at the front.

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