Shared Computer (Option 1):

A standard Windows computer that allows individual users to use their own credentials to authenticate to the system.


  • Computer is either joined to a domain or workgroup (Windows Home editions cannot be domain joined) 
  • Each user has an account that can sign into the system 
  • Quicklaunch is installed per user and application settings are per computer 


To auto install/run QuickLaunch for every user on a computer:

  • Install QuickLaunch for a single user 
  • Configure the QuickLaunch application settings
    The “App starts automatically” setting isn’t required
  • Copy the QuickLaunch desktop shortcut (ClickOnce Application Reference) and place it in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ folder 

In some scenarios with Office 365 it might be required to disable Internet Explorer’s Single Sign On:

  • In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab and uncheck the “Enable Integrated Windows Authentication” check-box 
  • Next, switch to the security tab and click Local Intranet -> Custom Level and select “Prompt for user name and password” (under User Authentication, Logon) 


Resource/Room Computer (Option 2):

A Windows computer that is constantly signed in with the same user. This system can be configured for automatic logon or the password is shared/known to all the users using the system.


  • Computer is either joined to a domain or workgroup (Windows Home editions cannot be domain joined) 
  • Resource/Room’s Windows account credentials are known to all users or Windows is configured for automatic logon 
  • QuickLaunch is installed and configured under the Resource/Room account 


  • Please check out the article How do I disable Windows Automatic Login?
  • Quicklaunch has a built-in Lockdown/Kiosk mode functionality that can be optionally enabled which remotes the default Windows shell and replaces it with the Quicklaunch application.