Hi IT Pros,
There is a need to run the Windows 10 kiosk mode with its beautiful, illuminative screen in the reception area of your Corporate Office or in the conference room, also there are the needs to run Windows 10 kiosk mode with specialized tool in Hospital operation room, Manufacturer plant, …
Beautiful screen of Windows 10 Kiosk mode:
You will need to follow the steps in Microsoft document about “Deploy Microsoft Edge Legacy kiosk mode” (1-17-2020). In short, you would need to create the following:
Examples of Kiosk Configuration Profile:
The easiest way to configure the application launched in Kiosk mode is using AUMID application,
An Example of Kiosk Mode with Applications assigned by AUMID
You may want to check one application as the default app and it will be automatically launched at sign-in time.
Besides the Troubleshooting guide from Microsoft document, Troubleshoot kiosk mode issues.
I have observed the other common setup problems, which prevent Windows 10 Kiosk mode from working properly.
In the following example, the “LocalKioskUser” account in profile matching to the Computer Management – User account named LocalKioskUser on target kiosk device:
The sign-in local account must not be a member of the Administrator group.
If it is, windows will operate in normal mode.
You will need to uninstall Edge Chromium because the engine which runs the Windows Kiosk Configuration Profile is originally designed for Edge legacy.
This may change in the short future but up to this point of time, you have to use Edge legacy for Windows 10 Kiosk mode. (For more information on Edge Chromium vs Edge Legacy, you could read another article here)
Changing the “Use Microsoft Edge kiosk mode” to the appropriate kiosk option matching with the Kiosk Configuration Profile as shown in the following example image:
It is used for initial kiosk setup, no specific setting is required but the profile itself.
If all of the above configuration settings are setup correctly and kiosk mode is still not working as expected, the Device may need to be synchronized with Endpoint Manager and reboot to have kiosk profile updated with new setting change.
Result example, Windows 10 Kiosk with Bing Weather autolaunch.
To Repurpose kiosk devices:
Once the assigned access feature, (kiosk mode) with multi-app configuration is applied on the device, certain policies are enforced system-wide, and will impact other users on the device. You will need to reset to factory default or reimage devices to clear all the policies.
Running Windows 10 Kiosk by Edge Chromium
We may revisit this topic, Windows 10 kiosk with Edge Chromium newer version in the future.
I hope the information is useful,
Until next time.
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