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Kiosk Setup

kiosk access

   
3:27 pm on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I have setup a kiosk machine using windows 7 and so far so good. The only problem I am having is that I setup an screen saver for all users and since I disable access to C:\ drive I can not show any of the images the screen saver was meant to show.

Basically what I want to have is access to a folder in a restricted drive. How can I do that?

Thank you.
6:16 am on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I guess not many have run Windows 7 in kiosk mode. There certainly isn't a lot of information on Microsoft's site about the topic either.

Can you move the screensavers to a folder in a drive that isn't restricted?
12:59 pm on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I finally got it. If you a software that runs from a restricted drive then it will be able to access its contents, but the problem was that in order for the screen saver to work and access the images it needs to create an XML file in the user "App" folder.

After the XML file get created or copy in the proper location the screen saver start working right away. I talked to the screen saver developer and submit the feedback to change the screen saver as registry key and I hope one day they do it.

Now before I lock down the PC I login a the kiosk user check the screen saver setting for the XML file to be generated, log out and lock down the PC.

Thank you
12:32 am on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm glad you figured that out. Thank you very much for reporting back about the solution.