This FAQ will give information on how to use and configure policies found in the Quicklaunch settings. This screen sets common windows computer policies to help secure the computer. 


Contents

1) Policies and their uses


See Also

Using Office 365 with Quicklaunch

Do not Cache Microsoft 'Work or School' Accounts


Note: Policies are NOT importable from machine to machine

Note: Policies cannot be saved to a template as they would require interactive admin rights on import

Note: Changing any of these options will require administration rights


1) Policies and their uses

To get into the Policies page, first enter QL Settings (Ctrl + Alt + S) or click on the "Gear" option on the top right of the home page. Once in Settings, go to System > Policies.


Remove Change Password

In some usage scenarios you may want to disable "Change Password" for specific users or user roles


Remove Lock Computer

Locking your PC protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC. However, you may not want this for the room account. With this option disabled, locking the computer will not be allowed. This includes trying to use the lock shortcut.


Remove Task Manager

The main function of task manager is to monitor the applications and the tasks running in the windows operating system. Disabling this option will not allow a user to view or end any running tasks through the Task Manager.


Remove Logoff

Disabling this option will not allow a user to logoff the room account, hence, not being able to login with different credentials.


Remove Switch User

Switch User is a feature in Quicklaunch that allows you to have two accounts configured into QL and allows you to switch between the two. Disabling this option, will simply not allow you to do so.


Remove Power Options

This will disable the ability for the user to put the computer to sleep, hibernate, power-off or restart the computer.


Disable Edge Swipe

If using a device that has a touchscreen, you could swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI, e.i swipe from right to open Action Center. This option will disable such actions.


Disable USB Access

With this option disabled, when a USB is inserted, it will be rejected/not read.


Prohibit access to Control Panel and PC Settings

With this option enabled, access to Control Panel and PC settings will not be allowed.


Do not cache 'Work or School' accounts

This setting disables the prompt to cache Microsoft accounts to "Work or School"


Block consumer accounts for Microsoft Apps

This option will block any consumer accounts from using any Microsoft app.


Disable Notification Center

With this option, you will not receive any notifications that come up in Quicklaunch


Hide People Bar

People Bar is a feature that displays profile images as circular icons of recent active contacts on the system tray in the taskbar. Enabling this option will hide this feature. 


Show the touch keyboard when not in tablet mode and there's no keyboard attached

Enabling this option will show a touch keyboard when there is no keyboard plugged into the PC.