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How to run miltiple programs on a kiosk-mode computer?

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  • Hi guys

    I am trying to set up a locked down Computer which is running TWO programs. The client's OS is Windows 8.1. If there's a possibility to do it with the Assigned Access Tool which is included in Windows 8.1, this is also ok for me, but i'd prefere to do it with GPO's.

    I got it all so far to display only the IE, but now my customer wants that another program can be displayed. We use SCOM as our Monitoring System and this program it is,Ii want to run beside the IE in my KIOSK-Client.

    I did this with some GPO's, specially the "Custom User Interface" where you can specify a Default application to Launch instead of the Explorer.exe, but there is no Option to run an other program beside.

    Does anyone know, how i can solve this problem? thanks for your support and exuse the bad english (50% based on the damn auto-corretion because i dont have English configured as the Default language on my computer^^)

    Regards

    10xRel0aded


    Edit: Acctually every solution is welcome, also if you have one where you set some reg-keys or smth like that...
    Monday, July 20, 2015 8:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi Martin

    Thanks for your answer, it's true what you're saying. I'm not patient enough to get into Scripting right now, so I am going to do it as I discribe below

    To solve this tree by myself:

    it is not possible to make another program run beside the one you have chosen under the "Custom User Interface"-GPO. Neither with reg-Settings or something else.

    what im going to do now is to launch IE and SCOM via reg-keys and try to restrict everything else via some other gpo's...wish me some luck..

    • Marked as answer by 10xRel0aded Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:43 PM
  • > what im going to do now is to launch IE and SCOM via reg-keys and try to
    > restrict everything else via some other gpo's...wish me some luck..
     
    Works very well, did this just ago. Emtpy desktop, empty start menu, no
    possibility to hassle with "whatever". If we start anything throuhg "run
    these programs" it would run, if not then not :)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:58 PM

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  • > I did this with some GPO's, specially the "Custom User Interface" where
    > you can specify a Default application to Launch instead of the
    > Explorer.exe, but there is no Option to run an other program beside.
     
    You cannot do it that way. You would need to create a custom "shell
    program" that can launch what you require, but there is no "out of the
    box" method.
     
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Monday, July 20, 2015 12:44 PM
  • Hi Martin

    Thanks for your answer, it's true what you're saying. I'm not patient enough to get into Scripting right now, so I am going to do it as I discribe below

    To solve this tree by myself:

    it is not possible to make another program run beside the one you have chosen under the "Custom User Interface"-GPO. Neither with reg-Settings or something else.

    what im going to do now is to launch IE and SCOM via reg-keys and try to restrict everything else via some other gpo's...wish me some luck..

    • Marked as answer by 10xRel0aded Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:43 PM
  • > what im going to do now is to launch IE and SCOM via reg-keys and try to
    > restrict everything else via some other gpo's...wish me some luck..
     
    Works very well, did this just ago. Emtpy desktop, empty start menu, no
    possibility to hassle with "whatever". If we start anything throuhg "run
    these programs" it would run, if not then not :)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:58 PM