Using ThinKiosk as the Windows shell
Replacing the computers default shell (explorer.exe) is the simplest and most secure method to deploy thinkiosk.
In order to replace the computers shell with thin kiosk you have three options:
- Group Policy
- Local Policy
- Registry settings
Below you will find help on the three options.
Create and and Configure a Group Policy on the user or compute to replace the shell to thinkiosk.
This policy can be in “Computer Configuration > administrative templates > System” Or ”User configuration > administrative templates > system”
Using the guide above, you can configure the local machine policy of the computer by going to:
Start > run > GPEDIT.msc.
Bear in mind by doing it via local policy, you must either be logged in as the user, or configure this policy at a machine level.
To replace the shell on a local machine, save the below text as a batch file. Remember to run the batch file as an administrator.
reg add "HKEY_local_machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v shell /t reg_sz /d "c:\program files\thinkiosk\thinkiosk.exe" /f
To Replace the shell in a user session, log in as the user, save the below text as a batch file and run it as an administrator.
reg add "HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v shell /t reg_sz /d "c:\program files\thinkiosk\thinkiosk.exe" /f