getting error "Shell Launcher license enabled is set to False This device doesn't have required license to use Shell Launcher"

Satnam Singh 0 Reputation points

Hi i am getting this error in windows 10 Enterprise LTSC edition , windows 11 , Windows 10 pro also. is there any solution to solve this. ps : i am truing to run shell launcher script for custom kiosk mode.

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,041 Reputation points

    Hi, I'd be happy to help you out with your question. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. The Shell Launcher is a feature that allows you to configure a Windows device to run a single, specified Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app as the shell, instead of the default Explorer shell. However, to use this feature, you may need to purchase the appropriate license or upgrade to a version of Windows that includes it. If you're already using a version of Windows that includes the Shell Launcher feature, you can try enabling it by following these steps:

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor by typing "gpedit.msc" into the Windows search bar and pressing Enter.
    2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Shell Launcher.
    3. Double-click "Allow Shell Launcher" to open the policy settings.
    4. Set the policy to "Enabled" and select "All signed on users" or "All users except administrators" depending on your requirements.
    5. Click "OK" to save the changes. If the Shell Launcher feature is still not working after enabling it in the Group Policy Editor, you may need to check if the feature is enabled in your device's registry. You can do this by following these steps:
    6. Press "Windows key + R" to open the Run dialog box.
    7. Type "regedit" and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
    8. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
    9. Double-click "Shell" to open the policy settings.
    10. Set the policy to "0" to enable the feature.
    11. Click "OK" to save the changes. After making these changes, you should be able to use the Shell Launcher feature. However, please note that this feature is not supported on all versions of Windows and may require additional configuration or licensing depending on your specific use case. For more Information, please refer to following resources :-
    1. Use Shell Launcher to create a Windows client kiosk -
    2. Get help with Windows activation errors - If you have any other questions or need assistance with anything, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm here to help.

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  2. Carl Caamano 0 Reputation points

    I'm running into the same issue. I was originally using Windows 10 Pro, but now I am using Windows 11 Pro, and have the same issue. Running that script says it's not licensed, and those registry keys or gpedit settings do not exist. I am working on setting up a workstation that is off the domain. Aside from Win 10 Enterprise, which I do not have access to, what versions of Windows 11 is it supposed to work on? I am assuming all versions. Not sure why I am getting the non-licensing issue. Frustrating.