Netkiosk installation help and configuration.

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Netkiosk installation help and configuration.

Special customization. Extra options or features. The choice is yours.
With our unique special 
customization we can tailor Netkiosk to suit your needs and requirements.

Netkiosk Support is Free.
We offer support via e-mail, Skype, telephone, or remote assistance. If you have any questions or need help please do not hesitate to contact us.

How do you get your Netkiosk licensed version?
When you have tested the Netkiosk trial version, you can buy the number of licenses you need.
On completion of 
checkout your Netkiosk licensed versions will be available immediately, in your downloads, in your Netkiosk account.

Still need help?
If you find you still need help or are unsure how to configure Netkiosk please do not hesitate to contact us.
Support regarding installing and configuring Netkiosk is 100% Free.
We will do our best to help you, to make sure Netkiosk works for you.

In the Trial version simply click the Login button to enter Netkiosk Admin Panel.
You can set your Netkiosk Admin password in Netkiosk Admin Panel.
For Windows 7/8 extra options such as disabling “Ease of Access” please go to the bottom of this page.

Watch the QUICK CONFIGURATION VIDEO

NETKIOSK ADMIN PANEL

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BROWSING OPTIONS TAB

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  1. Set your homepage.
  2. Tick allow access to your website (domain only), if you want to restrict browsing access.
  3. Enter your website name to the white list including other website names you want to allow.
    Make sure you enter the website name only. If your website is www.msn.com you only need to enter 
    msn.
    The whitelist filter will detect all sub domains and website folders in your website.
    If you want to give access to your facebook page then only enter your facebook page name.
    In our 
    case our facebook page is called netkioskkiosksoftware and not Netkiosk. https://www.facebook.com/netkioskkiosksoftware/
    This will allow 
    a user to view your facebook page and will stop the user browsing to other pages on facebook.
  4. Set the idle time timer. Netkiosk automatically also clears all browser history when the user presses log out.

 

NETKIOSK IDLE TIME TIMER.
The idle time timer can be set to allow for Netkiosk to reset after x time in case a user leaves the PC without logging out.
After the PC is idle for x minutes. A screen will pop up.
This shows the user that Netkiosk will clear their sessions after 30 seconds.
A user has the option to click cancel. The user can then continue to use Netkiosk.
You can change the text “Netkiosk will reset in” into your own language. You can also change the idle time settings.

NETKIOSK WHITELIST TAB – WHITELIST CONFIGURATION

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Enter the domain name only. Do not enter http:// or www or .com etc.
Click save when ready and the domains will be automatically added to the white list.
Netkiosk uses domain white listing which means you do not need to enter the full website address.
For example: if your website is http://www.mycompany.com/somefolder/somepage.html
You ONLY enter the main domain which in the example is mycompany
Do not enter anything like .com etc or the white list will not work properly.
Websites are often redirected to country domains or different sub domain which makes content filtering very tricky.
This is why Netkiosk only looks at the main domain name for the white list.
If your domain has a Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or another sub-page then make sure to add these to the white list.
On sites like Facebook and Twitter not always the Full domain is listed due to the character length and other restrictions.
These sites then often abbreviate your domain.
We have added a few samples which, of course, you can remove to add your own website domain, and others.

Netkiosk Browser layout Tab

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  1. Run Netkiosk in Tabbed Browser or info kiosk mode. (Google Chrome Kiosk mode is below)
    Make any settings change to suit your needs and requirements.
  2. If you run Netkiosk in info kiosk mode you can still show the custom bookmark toolbar.
  3. You can customize or hide the floating menu bar to suit your needs and requirements
    The floating toolbar is mainly there if you want to run Netkiosk on touch screen devices.
  4. The OSK keyboard icon is helpful in case the Windows OSK keyboard does not automatically show on touch screen devices.
  5. You can also give access to your own OSK. This mean you can point to any other OSK on the PC and Netkiosk will use that OSK.
    You need to make sure your own OSK works well inside Netkiosk. We do not offer support for OSK’s from third part manufacturers.
NETKIOSK BOOKMARK TAB
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You can give users access to fixed bookmarks. Users can not change these.
Users can not add bookmarks.
You can enable the bookmark toolbar in Netkiosk admin panel.
Change the Bookmark1 to 10 with your own bookmark text.
Add the website you want to bookmark to browse to.
IMPORTANT. Make sure you add any bookmark website names to the while list.
NETKIOSK CONTENT FILTER TAB
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Blocking websites or keywords
When a keyword is found on the website the entire website is blocked.
When a website name is found in the blocked websites the entire website is blocked.
Be careful, as some websites contain keywords like facebook that you might not want to block.
If you want to block a website like facebook.com, you just enter facebook in the domain list, on the Content Filter Tab.
Again do not enter anything like http:// or www or .com etc.
You only need to enter the main domain name of the website.

NETKIOSK OR WINDOWS OSK

You can use the custom Netkiosk OSK or the Windows OSK (Windows OSK is recommended only in Windows 8 and 10)
You can also point to your own OSK. If enabled Netkiosk will use the Windows OSK (or your own OSK)
If disabled Netkiosk will use the Netkiosk OSK.

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The Custom Netkiosk OSK works in US and UK English only.
It has a built-in touchpad and virtual mouse.

The Netkiosk OSK uses keysmapping.xml files. These are located in the Netkiosk installation folder in Program Files.
C:\Program Files\Netkiosk Standard\KeyMapping.xml and KeysMappingUK.xml
You do not need to go near them unless you know how to edit these.
You can customize these for other languages, or to suit your needs.
The KeysMapping files are Standard Microsoft xml files and work on all Windows versions.
At present they have only been configured for US and UK English.
Although they work in other languages the Keyboard buttons text will NOT change to your language if you Windows language is not UK or US English.
If needed we can customize the KeysMapping file for you. As this takes time, it depends on the number of licenses you have purchased.

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Works in Tabbed browser or information kiosk mode

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The Netkiosk OSK can be docked at the click of the keyboard button.

It then becomes a floating menu bar.

You can disable or enable the keyboard icons in Netkiosk Admin Panel. Or disable the keyboard altogether.

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UNINSTALLING NETKIOSK

When you close Netkiosk all default windows settings are fully restored.
Except the Windows 7 /8 Ctrl Alt Del menu which is controlled completely separate from Netkiosk.
You can un-install Netkiosk via Control Panel.
You can also use NetkioskStandardRestore to fully restore some of your Windows Settings that 
where in use by Netkiosk.
This small program is automatically installed in Netkiosk Admin folder in the admin Start menu when you install Netkiosk.

EXTRA SECURITY OPTIONS.
How to disable the Ease of access button on the Windows logon screen (Windows 7 / 8)
Open the Command Prompt and enter the following command and press Enter.
This will modify the ACL on the utilman.exe file so everyone doesn’t have permission to execute this program.
cacls %windir%system32utilman.exe /C /D Everyone
To Enable Ease of Access use this code: cacls %windir%system32utilman.exe /E /G “Everyone”:R
You can copy and paste the code into the command prompt on Windows 7, 8 and 10
You will be prompted with a Y/N just type Y and hit Enter and close the Command Prompt.
If you receive the “Access Denied” error, you need to change the owner of Utilman.exe from Trustedinstaller to Administrators before running the command above.
You will find Utilman.exe in C:WindowsSystem32
Right click on Utilman.exe and click, Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner > Edit
Change ownership from TrustedInstaller to Administrator.

AUTO LOGON WINDOWS 7, 8 and 10

NetkioskAdvancedConfiguration might not properly set the Windows user for Autologin on Windows 8

In that case on Windows 7, 8 or 10 you simply do the follow.
  1. Press the Windows + R keyboard combination to bring up a run box, when it appears type netplwiz and hit enter.
  2. This will open the User Accounts dialog box, which will display a list of all the users on your computer.
  3. Select your user account from the list, then uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” checkbox then click the apply button.
  4. This will show the sign in dialog, where you will need to input your password (if the user account has a password)
  5. Then click OK.
  6. Click OK again to close the User Accounts dialog and you’re good to go.

Still need help?

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask us.

We will do our best to help you to make sure Netkiosk will run smooth on your PC.
 
Netkiosk Advanced Configuration (Included Free with all Netkiosk Versions)
Netkiosk Advanced Configuration is a free helper program.
You do NOT need Netkiosk Advanced Configuration to run or configure Netkiosk.

Netkiosk Advanced Configuration runs with admin rights so the New Username and New Password are not really needed.

They are simply an extra option in case you run Netkiosk under a user account with admin rights.

You can instantly create, edit or delete a Windows user account. Without having to go to Start, Control Panel, Users, etc.

This is simply designed for ease of use.

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