Netkiosk Desktop Lock is a complete kiosk lock down solution all within one easy to manage compact program.

Netkiosk Desktop Lock is included Free with Netkiosk 2018.

What can I do with Netkiosk Desktop Lock?

  1. Lock down and secure your PCs.
  2. Prevent users from accessing restricted areas of the PC.
  3. Give access to 1 or more programs.
  4. Block access to all other programs.
  5. Only give access to up to 10 folders. (Local or Network)
  6. Block all other folder access.
  7. Block Windows popup menus (Print, Settings etc)
  8. Block access to external program folders.
  9. Give access to the secure Netkiosk Browser.
  10. Secure and fully customizable Kiosk Browser.
  11. Block web browsers such as IE, Edge (Windows 10), Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
  12. Admin can block access to other web browsers.
  13. Built-in white list and content filters.
  14. Customizable Theme.
  15. Instantly unlock your PCs for full admin access. (Admin only)
  16. Compatible with All Windows versions From XP to Windows 10.

Why use Netkiosk Desktop Lock?

  1. Designed with simplicity in mind.
  2. Installs in 1 minute. (Uninstalls in 30 seconds 🙁 )
  3. Ready to use in 5 minutes.
  4. Simple Configuration. You keep total control.
  5. Quick to deploy on multiple systems.
  6. Programs and folders are only blocked while Netkiosk runs.
  7. Netkiosk does NOT make any permanent changes to your system.
  8. All lock down and blocking features are directly built-in inside Netkiosk.
  9. As soon as you close Netkiosk (Via admin panel) your PC is fully unlocked.

Netkiosk Standard Kiosk Browser. (Built-in)


  1. Give access to the Secure Netkiosk Browser.
    (Allow users to close the Netkiosk Browser and access any allowed programs)
  2. Restrict web browsing to one or more sites.
  3. Built-in white list and content filters.
  4. Give access to a custom OSK or Windows OSK
  5. Customizable layout and user interface.
  6. Secure, and easy to use, admin panel.
  7. Simple Configuration. You keep total control.

Block folder access.
Folder access is simply blocked and no data is changed.
This is NOT permanent and folders are only blocked while Netkiosk runs.

How does this work?
When a user tries to open a folder that you have not allowed in admin panel Netkiosk will detect this and simply won’t allow access to folder (or program menu.) And nothing else.
This is a simple and effective way to control PC access without making any changes to the system as all the control features are directly built-inside Netkiosk.
Netkiosk Desktop Lock has especially been designed to be a simple, Powerful, safe and effective solution whereby you, as admin, keep full control.

Download Netkiosk Desktop Lock from the Download Page

Netkiosk DTL installation help and configuration.

Netkiosk Desktop Lock Admin Panel Admin Tab.

  1. To open admin panel click the settings icon (bottom right)
  2. On first installation just press Enter to open admin panel.

  1. To Protect access to Admin Panel you set your admin Pin.
  2. You can hide the Admin icons and use the keyboard short cut to open Admin Panel.
  3. For reference the Admin Tab also shows the location of the settings file.
  4. You can export settings (to the installation folder)
  5. You can import settings (from the installation folder) on another PC.
  6. Before you import settings make sure you have copied the user.config file to the installation folder on the other PC.

The Security Tab.

  1. You can hide or show the Ctrl+Alt+Del Start Menu icons via the Enable or Disable Ctrl/Alt/Del Buttons.
  2. This is a special Windows function so make sure you read the help file.
  3. Windows Task manager is automatically disabled while Netkiosk runs.

Netkiosk Auto Start.

  1. You can enable or disable Netkiosk Auto Start.
  2. If enabled Netkiosk will automatically start After the user logs in.

Shell Mode.

  1. When Netkiosk Shell mode is enabled Netkiosk is the very first program that starts immediately after the user logs in.

Netkiosk Watcher.

  1. Netkiosk watcher monitors Netkiosk Desktop Lock.
  2. In the rare case of an unexpected crash Netkiosk DTL will automatically restart.


The Theme Tab.

Here you can change the default background image to your own.
You can also change the Netkiosk Desktop background color.


The User Access Tab.

  1. Here you can block access to IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
  2. This also hides the default Chrome, IE, and Edge icons.
  3. If the allowed programs function is active only allowed programs can open.
  4. You can also hide the Netkiosk icons.
  5. You can block access to USB ports and CD Drives.

The Programs Access Tab.

  1. This is one of the main Tab pages where you set which programs users can access.
  2. You can allow up to 5 Programs that users can access via the Netkiosk Desktop or the Netkiosk Taskbar Program icons.
  3. These programs are automatically added to the Allowed Programs Tab.
  4. You can show or hide any of the icons.

The Allowed Programs Tab.

  1. Here you can see which programs are running.
  2. You can add the program name manually also.
  3. You can add or remove any programs from the Allowed Programs List.
  4. When you tick “Block all programs except my allowed Programs” Only the Programs that are added to the Allowed Programs list will be allowed.
  5. When a user tries to open a Program that is not in the Allowed Programs list the program will simply blocked. (i.e the user can not open the Program).
  6. Note: Programs are only blocked when Netkiosk Runs.
  7. Netkiosk uses a special process monitor to check which programs are allowed.


Allowed Folder Access Tab.

  1. This gives you to option to restrict folder access to specific folders
  2. This gives users access to preset folders. Local or Network.


The Program Menus Tab.

  1. This is optional and gives you extra power and control over what you want your users to access.
  2. The Netkiosk Program Menu monitor allows you to block any Windows or External Program Menu.
  3. This might be useful if you want to stop users opening external program menus.
How to block Program or Windows menus.
  1. Open Netkiosk Admin Panel.
  2. Go to the Program Menus Tab. and tick no 1. (Block Access etc…..)
  3. Open the program or windows menu that you want to block. (Do not close Admin Panel).
  4. When you open the program menu folder the text appears in the yellow text box.
  5. You can then add the program or Windows menu you want to block to the Program Menus.
  6. When a user clicks on a blocked program or Windows menu, either the menu or the program will simply close.

The Netkiosk Browser Tab.

  1. Netkiosk Standard has its own built-in Admin Panel which is virtually identical to the Stand-alone Netkiosk Standard Versions.


You can open Netkiosk Standard admin panel at any time via the settings icons in the Netkiosk browser.



You can give access to the custom Netkiosk OSK, the Windows OSK, or your own OSK.
(The Windows OSK is recommended only in Windows 8 and 10)

If in Windows 10 the Windows Tabtip OSK does NOT show.

  1. Right click in the bottom right corner of your Windows Taskbar. (on the up arrow).
  2. In the pop-up screen tick. “Show touch keyboard button.”
  3. The OSK icon should show in the system Tray.
  4. You can now use the windows Tabtip OSK in Netkiosk (OSK Tab)