Securing a Shared PC in a meeting room is a function of the network, operating system, file system, applications, accounts, group policies, hardware and physical security. Involving your IT department to address your organizational requirements is essential. Quicklaunch operates in conjunction these components. Quicklaunch provides the ability to configure a subset of group policies as part of the system configuration as an option at the PC level. However, in a corporate environment we recommend these setting are managed at the organization unit level.
Lockdown mode hides the windows shell and replaces it with a Quicklaunch shell which prevents access to the start menu, task bar, task manager, windows keys. It creates scheduled tasks to launch lockdown mode on login and to restart the Quicklaunch application automatically if it is closed.
Organizations that wish to prevent users from accessing the Windows Desktop while using Quicklaunch can Enable Lockdown Mode, which prevents the Desktop from being offered when the PC is booted and the Quicklaunch account signed in.
Lockdown Mode Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFXAKb5Rqro
How to Enable Lockdown Mode
- To enable go to Settings > System > Options > Enable Lockdown Mode
- When enabling a notification will appear advising which account to use and if you'd wish to proceed, Select "Yes"
- If you wish to hide the lockdown mode task bar this can in Settings for each display by enabling Hide taskbar when display on bottom
- Audio Controls and time Settings are under Display->General Settings tab.
- After the PC restarts and the Quicklaunch account has signed back in, users who use the desktop will be presented the locked down desktop whenever they enter Dock View.
Note, restart of LockDown mode is required to update language changes on the shell audio contr.