How to Setup or Remove a Kiosk Account using Assigned Access in Windows 10


You can use the assigned access (Kiosk mode) feature in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education editions to restrict a local standard user account on a PC so that it only has access to a single Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app you select.

When you set up and account with the assigned access feature, the user does not have access to the desktop, Start Menu, or any other part of the PC. The account can only access and use the selected UWP app.

To exit assigned access, press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys.


Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, Microsoft introduced a simplified assigned access configuration experience in Settings that allows device administrators to easily set up a PC as a kiosk or digital sign. A wizard experience walks you through kiosk setup including creating a kiosk account that will automatically sign in when a device starts.

For a more secure kiosk experience, you can make the following configuration changes to the device:


For more information about assigned access, see:


This tutorial will show you how to add and remove a kiosk account using assigned access for kiosk mode in Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, or Windows 10 Education.

You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off assigned access for a local standard user account.



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OPTION ONE

Set up a Kiosk Account for Assigned Access


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2 Click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, and click/tap on Assigned access under Set up a kiosk on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)

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4 Do step 5 (create account) or step 6 (choose existing account) for the account you want to use in kiosk mode.


5 5. To Create an Account for Kiosk

A) Type a name (ex: "Kiosk") you want to use to create an account for kiosk, click/tap on Next, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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6 To Choose an Existing Account for Kiosk

A) Click/tap on the Choose an existing account link. (see screenshot below)

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B) Select an existing account (ex: "Brink2") on the PC you want to use, click/tap on Next, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7 Select an available app (ex: "Tips") you want to use in kiosk mode, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Guidelines for choosing an app for assigned access (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs

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8 If you selected the Microsoft Edge app, you will need to select how this kiosk app displays when running in kiosk mode, and click/tap on Next: (see screenshots below)

Deploy Microsoft Edge kiosk mode | Microsoft Docs[/I]

As a digital sign or interactive display, the default URL shows in full screen, without browser controls.

As a public browser, the default URL shows in a browser view with limited browser controls.

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9 Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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10 To use this device as a kiosk, sign in with the kiosk account (ex: "Kiosk") you set up. (see screenshots below)

If you like, you could set Windows 10 to always automatically sign in to the kiosk account at startup to not see the sign in screen.

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OPTION TWO

Remove Kiosk Account for Assigned Access


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2 Click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, and click/tap on Assigned access under Set up a kiosk on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the kiosk account name (ex: "Kiosk"), and click/tap on Remove kiosk. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on Remove to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn