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How to set up Kiosk Mode on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro

 

Summary

Are you building a kiosk computer or you only want to restrict users to interact with a single app? Then use this guide to set up Assigned access (Kiosk Mode) on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro.

Assigned access (Kiosk Mode) is a feature that allows you to create a lockdown environment that lets users interact with only one app when they sign into a specified account. With this feature, users won't be able to get to the desktop, Start menu, or any other app, including the Settings app.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to set up Assigned access on your computer using your administrator account and a standard account, which will be used to let users interact with a particular app.

You can find the relevant content in the following sections:

  • How to set up Kiosk Mode on Windows 10
    • Set up Kiosk Mode by configuring Assigned access on Windows 10
    • How to disable Assigned access on Windows 10
  • How to set up Kiosk Mode on Windows 10 Pro
    • Set up Kiosk Mode by configuring Assigned access on Windows 10 Pro
    • How to disable Kiosk Mode on Windows Pro

 

How to set up Kiosk Mode on Windows 10

Set up Kiosk Mode by configuring Assigned access on Windows 10

1. Using your administrator account, create a new Standard User account.

2. Use the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.

3. Click Accounts.

4. Click Other people.

5. Under Other people, click the Set up assigned access link.

6. Click the Choose an account button, and select the standard account you want to assign to run a single app.

7. Click the Choose an app button, and select the supported app to run on Assigned access.

8. Restart your computer and then sign in with the account you have just configured.

Once you're done using the account, because you don't have access to the Start menu, you'll need to use the Ctrl + Alt + Del keyboard shortcut to sign out of the account. Then to completely terminate the account session, simply restart your computer by clicking the Restart button from the Power menu on the Lock screen.

 

How to disable Assigned access on Windows 10

When you no longer need Assigned access on your PC, follow these steps:

1. Use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.

2. Click Accounts.

3. Click Family & other people.

4. Under Other people, click the Set up assigned access link.

5. Click the account currently setup, and click Don’t use assigned access.

 

How to set up Kiosk Mode on Windows 10 Pro

Set up Kiosk Mode by configuring Assigned access on Windows 10 Pro

1. Using your administrator account, create a new Standard User account.

2. Use the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.

3. Click Accounts.

4. Click Other users.

5. Under Set up a kiosk, click the Assigned access button.

6. Click the Get started button.

7. Click the Choose an existing account button, and select the standard account you want to assign to run a single app.

8. Choose the kiosk mode account and click Next button.

9. Click the Choose an app button, and select the supported app to run on Assigned access.

10. Restart your computer and then sign in with the account you have just configured.

Once you're done using the account, because you don't have access to the Start menu, you'll need to use the Ctrl + Alt + Del keyboard shortcut to sign out of the account. Then to completely terminate the account session, simply restart your computer by clicking the Restart button from the Power menu on the Lock screen.

 

How to disable Kiosk Mode on Windows Pro

When you no longer need Assigned access on your PC, follow these steps:

1. Use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.

2. Click Accounts.

3. Click Other users.

4. Under Set up a kiosk click the Assigned access button.

5. Under Kiosk info, choose kiosk account and click Remove kiosk button.

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Applies to: DSS for Clients

Reference: TFS #209999

Knowledge base ID: 0267

Last updated: Sep 17, 2019

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