Set Up Digital Signage on Windows 10: A Step-By-Step Guide

  • February 17, 2020

As modern businesses strive to garner more eyeballs and customer engagement, deploying digital devices becomes imperative. Moreso, there are plenty of businesses that are solely dependent on digital devices for operations. If you are a business owner who wants to leverage the power of digital endpoints- you can do so in several ways, digital signage being one of the best ones.

Organizations can deploy their devices as digital signage displaying the latest products, features, offerings of their business and place them strategically in spaces with a large footprint. Likewise, digital advertising companies can build a digital signage business using a digital signage solution.

Various use-cases of digital signage for business 

  • To display product information in retail stores
  • To display company information at offices, expos and trade shows
  • To play ads in waiting areas, restaurants and hotels
  • To display graphics as a part of the decor in hotels and convention centers

If you are a business owner or an enterprise IT that wants to configure tablets, laptops or large screens as digital signage, you can do so by opting for a digital signage software coupled with a mobile device management software. This combination is essential to display interactive videos, presentations and images on the devices as well as to remotely monitor and secure these devices against unauthorized access and consistent performance.

Learn more: Remote Management of Digital Signage: The Growing Significance

With Scalefusion, you can solve both sets of challenges with just one solution. Scalefusion MDM extends comprehensive management and security policies along with content management that helps enterprises turn any device into digital signage.  Scalefusion is not just a Windows digital signage software but a dependable.

Windows 10 as digital signage

Windows 10 devices are widely used for business, education and as personal devices. These devices come with modern design, ultrawide displays and extended battery life. Hence, deploying Windows 10 devices as digital signage is an interesting approach to leverage all the key benefits of Windows, and at a reasonable operational cost. 

While you can do so by opting for a free digital signage software for Windows 10, for enhanced device management capabilities, Scalefusion is a smarter business choice. 

In this article, we will discuss how organizations can turn their Windows 10 devices into a digital signage using Scalefusion.

Set up Digital Signage on Windows 10

Step 1: To configure Windows-based digital signage with Scalefusion, first sign up on Scalefusion and start enrolling your Windows 10 devices. Start creating your Device Profile, which means a set of policy configurations to be applied to the device.

Make sure you select the application whitelisting policy and whitelist at least one app on the device profile. 

Once done, move to the next steps to configure Scalefusion digital signage software for Windows 10.

Step 2: Once your device profile is created, move to the Content Management section of the dashboard. You can add the files that you want to display on the Windows 10 digital signage in the content management section.

Step 3: Upload files or folders that need to be displayed on the Windows 10-based digital signage. You can upload the files or folders or add them directly using a Google Drive link. Publish them on the desired device or device group using the Publish action.

Step 4: You can also create presentations for digital signage on Windows 10 using a combination of images and videos. You can select it to be displayed as a screensaver or run it continuously in a loop. Publish the presentation on the desired device profile. 

Step 5: Once your content for the Windows 10 digital signage is ready, move to the Enterprise section of the Scalefusion dashboard. And select My apps. You can see the list of all Scalefusion apps available that are available to be published on the device inventory.

Step 6: In the My apps section, select the FileDock app for Windows and apply it to the device profile that is applied to your Windows 10 devices configured as digital signage.

Step 7: Now navigate to the Device Profile section and select the device profile created in step no 1. In the application whitelisting section, you can see the app FileDock already whitelisted since we published it previously on the profile.

Step 8: Now move to the settings section. We will now be configuring the Windows 10 device to run into single app kiosk mode. Choose Pre-installed app option and select FileDoc app from the dropdown.

Step 9: Now scroll down to select the user for kiosk mode. For Windows 10 digital signage, select Autocreated kiosk account. Update the profile settings and push it to the Windows 10 devices to be configured as digital signage.

When you are building your digital signage business on Windows 10 using Scalefusion, it is important to note that you can do so only by running the devices in single app mode.

Instead of opting for a free digital signage software for Windows, choosing Scalefusion MDM for Windows 10 digital signage management is a more suitable choice- to scale the control over the devices.

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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