Month: June 2016
Based upon the information in article Set up a kiosk on Windows 10, it is possible to quickly setup a Windows 10 UWP app to run with Assigned Access. From that article, I’ve outlined (below) the quick-start steps for testing purposes.
- Login to Windows with an account that has local admin rights.
- Create a local user account (such as “kiosk”) with a password and do not grant the account local admin privileges.
- Sign out of Windows.
- Login to Windows with the kiosk user account so that it builds the profile.
- If the tablet has physical keyboard capabilities, then change that user to use Tablet Mode and log out. Otherwise, skip this step.
- Login to Windows with the local admin account.
- Edit the registry to enable auto login of the kiosk account.
- Use the PowerShell script in this article to get the AUMID for the UWP app.
- If you’re just looking for a quick example, use the MSN News app with ID – Microsoft.BingNews_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexNews
- Based upon the information in the previous step, run a PowerShell command in this article to set the kiosk user to have assigned access to your UWP app.
- Verify that the user was properly assigned to launch the application by:
- Start > Settings > User accounts > Family and other users
- Under the “Other Users” section, select “Set up assigned access”
- Ensure the user shows the application
Also, to sideload a UWP application, see this information: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/packaging/packaging-uwp-apps#sideload-your-app-package.
More information on best practices for developing UWP apps for Assigned Access: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt633799.aspx
I’m frequently asked if there is any public materials to help an organization do their own internal “training” for their end-users on how to use some new features and capabilities of Windows 10. Below is a collection of helpful resources that are available as videos which can be delivered via different scenarios.
- Microsoft Desktop Deployment Center (user comms steps).
- Downloadable MP4 format videos, including different resolution capabilities.
- Post upgrade to Windows 10, the Get Started universal app is a key location for end-users to continually learn more about Windows 10’s capabilities.
- Online only – Microsoft YouTube channels.
- Windows Community
- Microsoft Helps
- The Windows 10 Readiness Kit [materials for print] helps you to inform, educate, and communicate with your employees about Windows 10.
- The Windows 10 Adoption Planning Kit includes the following resources: 1) Gartner Report: Making Critical Deployment Choices for Windows 10 Success, 2) End-User Readiness Assets, 3) Microsoft FastTrack Program Flyer, 4) Microsoft Press Article: Deploying Windows 10 e-Book.
- Windows 10 emulator
- IT Showcase – Getting to know Windows 10 (for employees)
- Windows 10 end user readiness: Find guides and tutorials to help you familiarize your end users with the basic and advanced features and capabilities of Windows 10 in a business environment.
- FastTrack Resource Center
- 6/24/19 – Added information from Microsoft’s “Desktop Deployment Center”
- 4/26/19 – Added a new Microsoft YouTube channel
- 4/9/19 – Added end-user readiness, FastTrack
- 2/6/18 – Adoption planning kit
- 3/6/18 – Win10 emulator
- 3/8/18 – IT Showcase