How to Turn On Kiosk Mode on Windows Devices: 4 Easy Steps

  • December 24, 2018

Windows devices are used by many businesses for diverse purposes, such as public kiosks, retail point-of-sale (POS), and digital signage at locations like shopping malls, tourism centers, schools, airports, laboratories, and shops. Windows kiosk mode plays a significant role in some instances where the company kiosk configuration for Windows restricts or eliminates user interaction within a single app, which is required to display a particular message or content in textual or graphical format.

This article will look at how to set up kiosk mode on Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 devices. Let’s dive in by addressing a few Windows 10 kiosk mode basics.

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How to Setup Windows Kiosk Mode: Step by Step Guide

What is Windows Kiosk Mode?

Scalefusion offers a feature that enables you to convert Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 devices into a kiosk. Setting up kiosk mode on Windows allows the windows device to run in a single app mode. In single app mode, the Windows device can be set up to run a particular application or UWP app, a browser enabling restricted browsing, or digital signage for advertising. Windows devices are popular in enterprise environments thanks to their familiarity and ease of use.

Configuring a Windows device in a kiosk set up for retail ensures that the end-users can easily use the application resulting in the desired business benefits.

Read More in Detail: What is Windows Kiosk Mode and How to Use it?

How to Turn On Kiosk Mode on Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 Devices

To set up kiosk mode Windows using Scalefusion, the said Windows devices should be enrolled in Scalefusion MDM. The Solution ensures that the enrolled Windows devices are configured to run in single app mode, adhering to the enterprise-level security policies to prevent unauthorized access and misuse of the device.

By setting up kiosk mode on Windows devices, IT administrators can monitor the device performance remotely using Scalefusion. Furthermore, IT administrators can schedule compliance alerts and ensure that the device is up and running, adding to the business benefits.

Get Windows Kiosk Mode Up and Running in No Time

Now, we will look at the process for putting Windows devices in kiosk mode step-by-step using Scalefusion MDM. Read how Scalefusion Windows Kiosk Mode can suffice multiple business requirements and how a user can easily set it up with minimum IT intervention.

STEP 1 – Get Access to Scalefusion Dashboard

To set up kiosk mode for Windows computers and laptops running on Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11, you must first sign up on Scalefusion and create an administrator account. You can use any non-G-Suite email id to sign up or sign up using Office 365 login credentials.

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STEP 2 – Create a Windows Device Profile on Scalefusion

You must create a device profile and enroll devices using a QR-code configuration. To apply policies and configure windows kiosk mode, let us start by creating a Device Profile. The device profile helps you to group your policies together that can be applied to one or many devices.

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a) Navigate to the Device Management section of the dashboard. Click on Device Profiles and start creating a new profile.

Set up Kiosk Mode for Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 devices

b) Next, select Windows as the chosen operating system, Name your profile and click on SUBMIT.

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c) Now, we will start configuring policies and restrictions for Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 devices. In this step, you can blacklist apps you want to block on Windows devices.

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d) Proceed to configure settings for the Windows device profile. You can run the Windows device in kiosk mode in this step. But first, we shall proceed to enroll the device by creating sample settings. Configure branding, email and network settings, and browser settings for Windows devices.

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e) Now, proceed to click on CREATE PROFILE. The newly created profile will appear in the list of profiles.

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STEP 3 – Enroll Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 Devices on Scalefusion MDM 

1. Windows Device enrollment using QR code configuration

Once the device profile is ready, we will proceed to create 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) Navigate to the Device Enrollment section and select the QR Code section. Create a new configuration.

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b) Name your configuration, and select a naming convention for the devices that enroll using this configuration. In the Group/Profile section, under the Windows Device Profile drop-down, select the windows profile created previously.  The 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. SAVE the configuration.

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c) You would need the enrollment URL to enroll your Windows devices. To get the enrollment URL, select the configuration from the list and click on the Copy icon to copy the URL.

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2. Windows Device Enrollment using Microsoft Edge

Enroll your Windows Device(s) using Microsoft Edge. We recommend this method to enroll your devices as it is the easiest and most seamless way of onboarding your Windows devices in a few simple steps.

a) In Microsoft Edge, Copy/Paste the enrollment URL that was generated in the previous step

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b) After validating the URL, give the permission to open the Microsoft account

how to enable kiosk mode in Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 devices

c) That will open the Connect to Work or School app. Click next in the dialog box with the pre-filled email id of the Scalefusion Dashboard admin and enrollment URL. Click Next.

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d) With this, the device enrollment starts, and you will see some progress screens, as shown below.

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e) After a couple of minutes in the registration process, click ” Got It ” when you see this screen.

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f) This completes the enrollment. With this, the device will start communicating with Scalefusion Dashboard, and the policies will be applied.

3. Windows 10 Device Enrollment using Windows Autopilot

To automate the enrollment of multiple Windows 10 devices, you can also opt for the Windows Autopilot program to configure the devices over the air. The Windows 10 Zero-touch enrollment requires the IT admins to set up Azure AD on the Scalefusion dashboard. 

Admins can add hardware IDs to the Windows Autopilot, and end-users can complete the MDM setup after the first boot by entering their Azure AD login credentials.

STEP 4 – Enable Kiosk Mode on Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 devices

Select your device profile from the existing Device Profiles on the Scalefusion dashboard. Edit the chosen device profile and navigate to the Settings tab.

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a) You can configure the pre-installed UWP or third-party apps to set up single-app kiosk mode in Windows devices.

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b) Select an app from the dropdown. Once the app is set in your device profile, update it & then Apply it to the device.

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The final step is to restart the device and successfully lock Windows devices in a single app kiosk mode. 

With Scalefusion Windows Kiosk Software, setting up kiosk mode on Windows devices to operate in kiosk mode cannot get any easier! Scalefusion enables seamless configuration with enhanced security for all your Windows devices, ensuring enhanced device and content management leading to improved customer engagement, time efficiency, and compelling message delivery.

Try Scalefusion for Securely Locking Windows 7, 8.1, & Windows 10 & 11 Devices into Kiosk Modes

Thousands of businesses rely upon Scalefusion for managing their mobile device, desktops, laptops and other endpoints

Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.
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