Netkiosk Advanced Configuration.
With Netkiosk Advanced Configuration you can instantly enabled or disabled the Ctrl+Alt+Del options that show when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
You can also create a new Windows user account at the click of a button.
Or remove a Windows user account at the click of a button.
And Auto Login a Windows user when the PC starts. (Windows 10 users a different method)
We know that some of you will say that all these functions are already possible with Windows, but as some of you also know these are often not that simple 😉
Some of the settings applied by Netkiosk Advanced Configuration are via the Windows registry.
So we have simply added a few functions to a small program for the benefit of the less advanced IT people.
For security reasons only a user with a Windows Admin account can make changes to these setttings.
For the simply reason that some of these settings are registry settings that will be applied to the local machine, i.e. the PC.
Please note that some of the settings inside Netkiosk Advanced Configuration do not apply to all Netkiosk versions.
For the reason being that this small program was initially deveoped as part of Netkiosk Standard.
Netkiosk Advanced Configuration works on Windows 7 and higher only!
For the advance IT people here are the files accessed by Netkiosk Advanced Configuration.
On installation two registry files are copied to the Windows folder.
Why? So to keep things secure and also transparent as they are easy to find.
Some other settings are added directly inside the program.
The files are called DisableMultiplePCFunctions.reg and EnabledMultiplePCFunctions.reg
These two registry files control the Ctrl+Alt+Del options screen.
These files do NOT allow you to disable Ctrl+Alt+Del.
But they can hide all the options that show when a user presses Ctrl+Alt+Del on Windows7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.
You can always open any registry file using Notepad (Right click the file and select open with Notepad. The registry file will then be opened as a text file.
Keep in mind that you should not edit these file if you are not sure what you are doing!
Inside DisableMultiplePCFunctions you will see this
(Everything between the === 😉
And inside EnabledMultiplePCFunctions you’ll see the same only the 1 = 0
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Systems] “DisableChangePassword”=dword:1 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “DisableChangePassword”=dword:1 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “DisableTaskMgr”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Systems] “HideFastUserSwitching”=dword:1 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “HideFastUserSwitching”=dword:1 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “NoLogoff”=dword:1 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Systems] “LogonType”=dword:1
“shutdownwithoutlogon”=dword:1 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “NoClose”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “DisableLockWorkstation”=dword:1 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “NoClose”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “HideFastUserSwitching”=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “HideFastUserSwitching”=dword:00000001