Do you have a need to lock down devices to support kiosk-style requirements, such as computer labs or digital signage? Watch this webinar recording to see a walkthrough of how to set up these single-purpose devices with ConfigMgr, using Right Click Tools’ Kiosk Manager. Get a deep dive into features including shell replacement, automatic login, restart on idle and more.
Q: When modifying a profile, is it best to remove completely or simply rerun the profile?
A: You can do either one. It will automatically remove and apply the new profile (or changed profile).
Q: Is the automatic login user password stored in plain text, in registry, for example?
A: The auto login info is stored in a couple of different ways. When you are saving it in the database, we are storing it in a reversible encrypted format (it has to be reversible so we can encrypt it and apply it to a device). Any time you are using auto login, you’ll want to make sure that the account has as limited access as possible. When we do apply the profile, we save it inside the LSA secure store on the remote device, so it won’t be in the registry.
Q: Is printing supported? Or is it access to the printer control panel only?
A: If the app allows you to print, we’re not restricting access to that. It depends on what is the device for that auto login user.
Q: What is the reason to keep applying the same profile over and over, for example, every day? Don’t we just need to apply a profile one time for a device?
A: There shouldn’t be a need to apply the profile more than once. The scheduling example in the webinar was intended to demo the feature, but there shouldn’t be a reason to apply the same profile more than once on a device.
Q: Can we launch more than one app at a time?
A: Absolutely, you can have any number of different apps launch.
Q: If Kiosk Manager doesn’t block users from accessing the local disk drive or registry by default – what is the recommend method to block this access?
A: We recommend using Group Policy, there are settings to hide the C Drive. You could also push out permission policies.