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How to open windows 7 in kiosk mode RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI, I want that when user login to windows 7, he will be able to use only internet explorer, could you please advise how i can do this.

    I need to change the shell of the user, but I even if i change shell of the current user, its not working

    shobhit

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:10 AM

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  • Here is the KB Article:

    How to use Kiosk Mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer


    S.Sengupta, Windows Insider MVP

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:27 AM
  • Hi ShobhitAgarwal,

    You have a kiosk set to open internet explorer in full window mode to a static html page. Just create a shortcut to the webpage you want to open, place it in the startup folder and add -k to the url.

    Here's a Microsoft article on IE Kiosk mode:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/154780

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 AM
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  • Hi,

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    I am proposing previous helpful replies as "Answered". Please feel free to try it and let me know the result. If the reply is helpful, please remember to mark it as answer which can help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly.
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    Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:28 AM
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  • We need to set the following in GPO, and apply it to the computer; 

    Registry:

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: DefaultUserName
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: domain\autologonuser

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: DefaultPassword
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: (password to the autologonuser)

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: DefaultDomainName
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: domain.corp

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: AutoAdminLogon
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: 1

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: Autologoncount
    Action: DELETE

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: Shell
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: %programfiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -k (url you want to autolaunch)

    Key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions
    Value name: NoBrowserClose
    Value type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1

    User configuration administrative templates

    System/Ctrl+Alt+Del Options – Enable the following:

    Remove Change Password
    Remove Lock Computer
    Remove Logoff
    Remove Task Manager
    Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Toolbars

    Lock all Toolbars
    DONE!

    Put the computer in that OU, reboot, and it’ll give you these features:

    Autologon into Windows
    Start Internet Explorer with the URL you choose, in Kiosk-mode (fullscreen)
    Won’t let you close IE
    Won’t let you run taskmanager, log off, change password or anything like that. You can shut off and reboot. That’s pretty much it.

    • Proposed as answer by Abhishek_Lal Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:49 AM
    Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:49 AM
  • How do you disable kiosk mode once you configure it this way?
    Friday, February 2, 2018 1:11 AM
  • Will this work for a different program than explorer.  For example, say I wanted to have the computer auto-launch into a game without ever showing the Windows API.  Would I just replace the Value data field in this to the program I want to run?

    Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Value name: Shell
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value data: %programfiles%\GameIWantToRun\game.exe -argument1 -argument2 -etc

    Or is there more to it if I'm not running the internet explorer.

    Also would it be possible to set the machine up to dual boot, where the default option is to boot to the game, but I can hit a key during the boot process to boot normally into windows?

    Friday, February 2, 2018 6:16 AM
  • Change back to another OU without these restrictions. Then you gain back control of the registry, task manager, explorer etc
    Monday, May 28, 2018 6:33 PM