Microsoft Defender for Endpoint kiosk device licensing

Copper Contributor

Hello everyone,

We're in the process of planning an implementation of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for one of our customers. In their setup, they have a number of Kiosk devices where users log in using their on-premises Active Directory usernames. These usernames are used exclusively for accessing the Kiosk device itself, with no synchronization to Azure AD (Entra ID). The users on these devices also exclusively utilize local applications, without any engagement with Office 365 services or applications.

Our question revolves around the licensing aspect. We're looking into the licensing model of MDE where one license covers up to 5 devices. Would this licensing approach be appropriate for this scenario, allowing us to manage multiple Kiosk devices under a single license? Alternatively, are there any other licensing models that might be better suited for this specific situation?

Your insights and guidance on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :handshake:

1 Reply

Hi @MatejSpan 


From Microsoft documentation, I don't believe Defender for Endpoint is supported in kiosk mode.