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    How to Lock Windows 7 & 8.1 Devices in Multi-App Kiosk Mode

    Kiosk mode helps organizations create a locked-down and dedicated user experience on Windows devices. A multi-app kiosk approach is appropriate for devices that are shared by multiple people. Each user can authenticate the device and receive a customized experience based on the configuration.

    Multi-App Mode for Windows 7 & 8

    Scalefusion kiosk solution for Windows enables enterprise IT teams to minimize data consumption and restrict unauthorized access on Windows workstations. They can easily configure Windows 7 and 8.1 devices to run on single or multi-app kiosk mode.

    To set up a Windows multi-app kiosk, it is necessary to create a Windows kiosk profile. Follow the steps below to configure kiosk mode on Windows 7 or 8.1 devices using Scalefusion MDM.

    How Can You Configure Window 8.1 to be used as a Kiosk?

    Locking down Windows 7 & 8.1 devices in kiosk mode is simple and needs just a few clicks on the MDM dashboard. All IT admins need is to enroll the devices into a Windows profile and apply the required kiosk policies.

    Steps to Set Up Multi-App Kiosk Mode for Windows 8.1 & 7

    1. Navigate to Device Profiles & Policies > Devices Profiles

    2. Click Create New Profile on the upper right corner of the screen

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    3. Select the Windows tab; Enter a profile name; Click Submit

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    4. Now, under Select Apps, choose Multi-app Kiosk Mode

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    Step 1: Configure policy mode – Select Scalefusion MDM Agent App

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    Step 2: Add user info – Configure the user info

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    Step 3: Select apps – Select the apps to run on multi-app kiosk mode

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    5. Click Create Profile on the upper right corner of the screen to finish

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    6. Click Apply to push the multi-app kiosk profile to device groups/user groups/individual devices

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    Benefits of Locking Windows 7 & 8.1 in Multi-App Kiosk Mode

    1. Better device performance

    Users can access pre-approved apps and websites in kiosk mode on Windows devices. All other apps and features are hidden. Hardware buttons are disabled to prevent intentional or accidental use of hardware keys. This avoids device misuse and security breaches or productivity issues. Also, limiting mobile data usage on unessential apps reduces telecom costs.

    2. Better productivity

    Kiosk mode restricts the Windows 7 & 8.1 devices to enterprise use, improving productivity and efficiency.

    3. Cost-effective maintenance and support

    Using kiosk software, IT admins can access, monitor, and update all Windows kiosks across locations from a remote location.

    4. Support for enterprise apps

    Besides supporting Windows apps, kiosk software for Windows also allows IT admins to enable enterprise apps on Windows.

    5. Silent installation of apps

    IT admins can automatically install apps if they are not present in the devices provisioned under Windows 7 kiosk mode or Windows 8.1 kiosk mode.

    Wrapping Up

    Kiosk mode in Windows devices allows you to restrict device usage to maximize end-user productivity. IT teams can therefore have greater control over Windows devices on how and for what purpose they are being used. You can now provision Windows 7 and 8.1 devices into kiosk mode with Scalefusion.

    Give the kiosk mode feature a try, free for 14 days!

    FAQs

    1. Does Windows 7 have a kiosk mode?

    Yes, Windows 7 does have a kiosk mode called “Assigned Access.” It allows users to set up a single application environment, restricting access to other features and functions on the system. However, to manage kiosk mode on multiple Windows 7 devices, you will need an MDM solution.

    2. How do I enable kiosk mode in managed Windows 7 devices?

    To enable kiosk mode in Windows 7 devices, you can configure it through an MDM console by creating a device profile with kiosk settings, restricting user access to specific applications, and deploying it to the targeted Windows 7 devices. Ensure your MDM solution supports Windows 7 and follow the provided instructions in the MDM console for kiosk mode configuration.

    3. What are the benefits of using Windows 7 in kiosk mode?

    Using Windows 7 in kiosk mode provides a simplified and secure environment for specific tasks, limiting access to only necessary applications and features. This enhances user experience, reduces the risk of unauthorized access, and ensures a dedicated and controlled computing environment.

    Rajnil Thakur
    Rajnil Thakur
    Rajnil is a Senior Content Writer at Scalefusion. He’s been a B2B marketer for over 8 years and applies the power of content marketing to simplify complex technology and business ideas.

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