Windows and Windows Holographic for Business device settings to run as a dedicated kiosk using Intune
On Windows devices, use Intune to run devices as a kiosk, sometimes known as a dedicated device. A device in kiosk mode can run one app, or run many apps. You can show and customize a start menu, add different apps, including Win32 apps, add a specific home page to a web browser, and more.
This scenario is common for frontline workers (FLW). For more information on FLW devices in Microsoft Intune, go to FLW device management for devices in Microsoft Intune.
This feature applies to:
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows Holographic for Business
Intune supports one kiosk profile per device. If you need multiple kiosk profiles on a single device, you can use a Custom OMA-URI.
Intune uses "configuration profiles" to create and customize these settings for your organization's needs. After you add these features in a profile, push or deploy these settings to groups in your organization.
This article shows you how to run one app or many apps as a Windows kiosk device using a device configuration profile. For a list of all the settings, and what they do, go to Windows client kiosk settings and Windows Holographic for Business kiosk settings.
Create the profile
Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center.
Select Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile.
Enter the following properties:
- Platform: Select Windows 10 and later.
- Profile: Select Templates > Kiosk.
In Basics, enter the following properties:
- Name: Enter a descriptive name for the new profile.
- Description: Enter a description for the profile. This setting is optional, but recommended.
In Configuration settings > Select a kiosk mode, choose the type of kiosk mode supported by the policy. Options include:
Not Configured (default): Intune doesn't change or update this setting. The policy doesn't enable kiosk mode.
Single app, full-screen kiosk: The device runs as a single user account, and locks it to a single web browser or app. So when the user signs in, a specific app starts. This mode also restricts users from opening new apps, or changing the running app.
For example, you can run the Microsoft Edge browser, and only show one site, such as
Contoso.com. Or, you can run a Store app, and have the device locked on this app.
Multi app kiosk: The device runs multiple Store apps, Win32 apps, web browsers, or inbox Windows apps by using the Application User Model ID (AUMID). Only the apps you add are available on the device.
The benefit of a multi-app kiosk, or fixed-purpose device, is to provide an easy-to-understand experience for users by only accessing apps they need. And, also removing from their view the apps they don't need.
Currently, you can use Intune to configure a multi-app kiosk on Windows 10 devices. For more information about Windows 11 multi-app kiosk support, go to Set up a multi-app kiosk on Windows 11 devices.
For a list of all settings, and what they do, go to:
In Scope tags (optional), assign a tag to filter the profile to specific IT groups, such as
US-NC IT Teamor
JohnGlenn_ITDepartment. For more information about scope tags, go to Use RBAC and scope tags for distributed IT.
In Assignments, select the users or user group that will receive your profile. For more information on assigning profiles, go to Assign user and device profiles.
In Review + create, review your settings. When you select Create, your changes are saved, and the profile is assigned. The policy is also shown in the profiles list.
The next time each device checks in, the policy is applied.
You can create kiosk profiles for devices that run the following platforms: