Dynamo Scripts on read only server?


#1

Is there any reason why I can’t have scripts run from a read only server? I don’t want firm wide access to be able to save over the scripts. Thanks in advance!


#2

I too would like to hear an answer on this. I set up all the common packages and scripts in one location thinking I could enable all users to use a common set of packages and custom nodes, tested it and it worked fine…for me (i have full priviledges). Then after pushing out to everyone, I start getting the calls that…“This doesn’t work at all…Dynamo freezes up and won’t run”. Lo and behold - it’s the write permissions.

Here’s the rub - just because we want people using scripts we create doesn’t mean we trust them enough to give them full permissions. I think this needs to be addressed before 1.0 comes out for sure…it’s analogous to Revit Libraries - we have them set up as read-only to protect them from unwanted editors - once someone has loaded something, they can edit and use in their project, but the read-only permission on the server does not prevent them from opening Revit and loading files from the read-only library - it only prevents them from saving. In Dynamo - the read-only permission literally prevents Dynamo from fully opening from the start.


#3

Update: I posted this on GitHub. Looks like they are aware of it - it has something to do with the creation of backup files…All we can do is hope and wait to see if it gets fixed.


#4

Thanks Ben! Glad to know I’m not crazy! Hope this gets resolved soon!