Windows 10 devices are used by many businesses for purposes such as public kiosks, retail point-of-sale (POS), digital signage at locations like tourism centers, schools, airports, laboratories, shops, and so on. Windows 10 kiosk mode plays a significant role in certain cases where the company needs to restrict or eliminate user interaction within a single app, which is required for just displaying a particular message or content (in text or in graphics format).
MobiLock offers a feature that enables you to convert a Windows 10 device into a kiosk. That is, setting up kiosk mode on Windows 10 devices, which allows the device to run in a single app mode. But, it all starts with following a few simple steps for managing your Windows 10 devices, which will require you to first enroll the devices to MobiLock Dashboard.
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So, how do you prepare for the enrolment and start using your Windows 10 devices as kiosks? Read on to know how MobiLock Windows 10 Kiosk Mode can suffice multiple business requirements and how a user can easily set it up with minimum IT intervention.
STEP – 1
The first step is to create a Device Profile – Device profile helps you to group your policies together that can be applied to one or number of devices. So, go to:
a) Device Management > Device Profile. Click on CREATE NEW PROFILE
b) Next, select Windows (as there are Windows 10 devices), name your profile and then SUBMIT.
c) Create the Device Profile, configure the Application Policy as well as the other Settings.
d) Thereafter, click on CREATE PROFILE. The newly created profile will appear in the list of profiles.
Then comes the creation of an Enrollment Configuration – Get a QR Code after creating i) device naming convention ii) device profile or group for the devices to be enrolled iii) default license to be applied. So first, Navigate to:
a) Device Enrollment, then to QR Code, thereafter, Click on CREATE.
b) After the first step, in Basic section, name your configuration, select a naming convention for the devices that enroll using this configuration.
c) In 3rd step, go to Group/Profile section, under Windows Device Profile drop-down, select the windows profile that we created in Step 1.
d) In the 4th step, License section helps you set a default license for the devices enrolled using this configuration. This is an optional section and can be left blank.
e) SAVE the configuration. Now, to enroll your Windows 10 devices, you would need the enrollment URL. To get the enrollment URL, select the configuration from the list and click on the Copy icon to copy the URL.
Enroll your Windows 10 Device(s) using Microsoft Edge – We recommend this method to enroll your devices as it is the easiest and seamless way of on-boarding your Windows devices in few simple steps…
a) In Microsoft Edge, Copy/Paste the enrollment URL that was generated in the previous step
b) After validating the URL, give the permission to open the Microsoft account
c) That will open the Connect to Work or School app. Click next in the dialog box with the prefilled email id of the MobiLock Dashboard admin and enrollment URL. Click Next.
d) With this, the enrollment of the device starts and you will see some progress screens as shown below.
e) After a couple of minutes in the registration process, simply click Got It when you see this screen.
f. This completes the enrolling. With this, the device will start communicating with MobiLock Dashboard and the policies will be applied.
Thereafter, setting up a pre-installed app in kiosk mode is quite easy…
Follow these simple steps on the Dashboard and it will be set…
a) Select your device profile from Device Management ➔ Device Profiles
b) Click on the icon to edit your device profile and select the Settings tab.
c) Under the Kiosk Settings tab, select Pre-installed Application.
d) And the step to follow on the device – Once the app is set in your device profile, update it & then Apply to the device
Now, the final step is to restart the device and successfully setup kiosk mode or single app mode on Windows 10.
I am sure that setting up your Windows 10 devices into single-app kiosk mode cannot get any easier than this! Try MobiLock for securely converting your Windows 10 devices into kiosk modes. Our kiosk lockdown solution enables seamless configuration with enhanced security for all your Windows 10 devices – ensuring better and more enhanced device and content management leading to improved customer engagement, time-efficiency, and effective message delivery.
Nema Buch is a Research & Marketing professional, also writes for MobiLock Pro on Enterprise Mobility trends, SaaS, and different Industry Verticals.