Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 – Assigned Access

Hello again Askperf!  Today we are going to quickly highlight the new Assigned Access feature in Windows 8.1.  Formally known as Kiosk Mode, Assigned Access is designed to restrict a standard user access to a single application. This feature works well for the corporate admin or parent that would like to prevent users from having full access to a given machine.  Once configured, Assigned Access will prevent the user from other apps, computer controls, or other computer settings.

To enable this feature access the Settings Charm and select Change PC settings.  Under the Accounts page you will want to access “Other Accounts” and you will see the option to add an account or “set up an account for assigned access”




There you have it.  The next time the user logs in he or she will have a full screen of the application specified.  It is important to note that you can only assign one Windows Store app per user.  To sign out the user will quickly press the Windows log key five times.