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Create Windows 7 Kiosk

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Hello all,

I am trying to create what is essentially a kiosk under Windows 7 Enterprise. I have seen lots of info but none seem to be truly locked down. I am creating a entry log application where people coming in to our business will sign in and out of. The application will be designed in ASP and my inteantion was to run it under in Internet Explorer on Windows 7.

That being said, I would like to fix it so the user can't do anything except use the application. As I see it these points all need to be met:
User can't use the start bar.
User can't close the window using the x button or alt+f4.
The user can't switch the application by using alt+esc or alt+tab or any other method.
The key combination ctrl+alt+del is disabled.
The application auto-starts. (that should be easy enough, make the page the home page and put IE in the start menu)

There is probably stuff I am missing but these were the main points I have been thinking of. If you have any other suggestions I am always open.

I thought all this could be accomplished using the group policy editor but my searches have turned up fruitless for me so far. This can be set up local (which I prefer) or through a active directory group policy if that has more power.

Thank you all.
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by:dlan75
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Hi,
You can do part of it through AD/Local GPO.
I am not sure about the "Alt+ anything" (might look for some registry entries) but for the rest either GPO or Javascript will help you out. Run your IE app in full screen and you should get sorted.
to autostart the app, simply create a shortcut that you will place un the startup menu.
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by:joshbula
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Here's a really good Linux-based kiosk solution.  It even lets you create a bootable CD so you don't have to wipe Windows 7 off the machine you are using:
http://jacob.steelsmith.org/content/ubuntu-kiosk-based-910
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by:Chris Millard
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This is perfect for your scenario. Not only does it fuly lock down the desktop, but you have complete control over what applications the end user can and cannot see / use - plus you can buy the enhanced version which has content filtering in place too...

http://www.sitekiosk.com/Default.aspx
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by:Mike Kline
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If you can find steady state that would help (wish Microsoft still supported that).  A program like deep freeze is also good  http://www.faronics.com/en/Products/WINSelect/WINSelectOneClickKiosk.aspx

The group policy method mentioned would also works the third party products just make it easier for a true kiosk box (like in a mall)

Thanks

Mike
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by:Aludaan
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I spread the points out because it looks like there is no option but to go with a third party app.

Thank you everyone for your help.
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