Windows provisioning

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n this step-by-step guide we will take you through provision process of your Windows machines.

A machine running Windows 10 architecture x86 (64 bit Windows) with connection to internet is required! Specifically Windows May 2020 Update (Version 2004, Build 19041) or higher.

Pre-requisities

  • Clean installation of Windows OS
  • PowerShell version 5.1 (or higher)
  • Constant internet connection (Ethernet cable or Automatic connection to Wi-Fi)
  • You can read about SignageOS Compatability with Windows versions here

Provisioning process:

  1. Download the latest Windows signageOS Core app installer. And run the .exe file to initialize installation.
  2. Click YES in the UAC dialog window.

    windows_uac_dialog.png
  3. Click Next.windows_installer_enter.png
  4. Fill in password for Kiosk user and click Install.windows_installer_password.png
  5. Click Next.windows_installer_installation.png
  6. Restart computer.windows_installer_restart.png
  1. Download the latest Windows signageOS Core app (.zip)
  2. Create a folder where you wish to install the app

    PLEASE NOTE: Do not use the spaces in folder name 

  3. Unpack content of the zip file into your folder
  4. Open Windows PowerShell, make sure you run as administrator
  5. Run following command:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope LocalMachine -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Force -Confirm:$false
  6. All Shell installation and unistallation scripts are described in the readme file located in the unzipped installation package folder
  7. Navigate to your folder
    cd ../..
    windows_provisioning_1.jpg
  8. Once you are in your directory, execute command
    .\Install-SignageOS.ps1
  9. Input your password for Kiosk account once prompted
  10. Once the installation is finished you should be notifiedwindows_provisioning_2.jpg
  11. You can close PowerShell command prompt and restart the computer
  12. After restart device should display hash for registration

Next steps

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Deprovisioning

To deprovision device you can extract scripts from our exe installer or you can download these script alone.

  1. Extract installer executable using 7-Zip.
  2. Navigate to the extracted folder to Content.
  3. Run Uninstall-SignageOS.ps1 as administrator.
  1. Run powershell as administrator
  2. Navigate to folder with downloaded scripts
  3. Execute Uninstall scripts
.\Uninstall-SignageOS.ps1

FAQ

How to get out from the Kiosk app signageOS Core App for Windows runs natively in Windows Kiosk mode. To exit the Kiosk mode and access login screen press CTRL+ALT+DEL.

How you handle Windows Updates Windows updates are disabled by default.

Why is my device not showing any screenshots? This behaviour occurs when a windows native remote desktop software is connected. The screenshots will not be available until the remote user is disconnected.

How to retrieve the password as a system administrator? User needs to be signed in as Admin, Run Powershell as Admin and then run Powershell command:  

Get-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" | Select-Object -ExpandProperty DefaultPassword

Password should be available afterwards

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