How to enable Kiosk mode in Windows 8

Microsoft has introduced a feature in Windows 8, which allow the user to create guest user accounts which offers limited access to the other users. This new feature is called as Assigned access also known as Kiosk mode which offers access to the user only using the single specific modern application.

Assigned access is the restriction placed on the guest user account such that the user is limited to use only the single specific modern application and this guest user account is created by administrator. Guest users will not be given access to all part of the system. Let us see here how to enable the access mode in Windows 8.

How to enable Kiosk mode in Windows 8

Create new user account

  • To enable the access mode on your computer, first you need to have a standard user account. To create, just navigate to Settings > Change PC Settings.
  • In the following window click on Accounts tab and here select Other accounts tab and click on Add an account button.
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  • As you need local account, click on the bottom link Sign in without a Microsoft account. Fill all the details and click on Next button and complete the user account creation process.
  • Now log out from the current session and login to the new account. You need to login to the account which you created now, at least one time for Windows to configure account with all apps.

Enable Assigned access in Windows 8

  • You need to have the administrator permission to enable the Assigned access feature. Log in to your administrator account and launch PC Settings and go to Accounts tab.
  • In the accounts tab click on Other Accounts tab and click on Set up an account for assigned access.
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  • Here tap on the Choose an account button and choose any user account you created.
  • Now to select the app, click on Choose an app button which you want to limit the user to.

That’s it, you are now enabled the assigned access aka Kiosk mode in Windows 8. From now the selected user can access the app which you have chosen.

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