The FrontFace Lockdown Tool offers the following configuration options in order to configure self-service kiosk terminals or digital signage player PCs:

Windows Startup and Shutdown:

  • Automatic logon without password
  • Prevent Auto Logon Override
  • Automatic login
  • Do not show user names on Windows logon screen
  • Autostart of an application (either a custom application or FrontFace can be selected)
  • Alternatively: Execution of a custom application as "shell replacement" (instead of the normal Windows taskbar) for maximum security
  • Restart Windows Shell Automatically
  • Programmable, automatic daily shutdown
  • Programmable, automatic daily reboot
  • Automatic hibernation
  • BIOS / UEFI settings
  • Disable privacy settings of the OOBE

Features for 24/7 Continuous Operation Mode:

  • Disabling the screensaver
  • Disabling automatic Windows Updates
  • Define times of use of the system
  • Disabling the "turn screen black" feature
  • Setting the background color of the Desktop to black
  • Activation of the high-performance energy profile (disables standby mode)
  • Disable Power Button (to Turn Off PC)
  • Disable WPF hardware acceleration
  • Hide Blue Screens
  • Disable Windows error reporting
  • Disable driver updates
  • Defer Windows feature updates
  • Defer Windows quality updates
  • Disable Windows Notification Center
  • Disable Windows Feedback (Windows 10)
  • Disable Windows Search
  • Disable Cortana
  • Enable Windows On-Screen Keyboard
  • Disable Cameras
  • Mute any audio output
  • Mute any Windows system sounds

Protection and Lock-Down of the Windows Operating System:

  • Disabling the Windows key on the keyboard as well as the CTRL+ALT+DEL keyboard shortcut
  • Enabling the Windows firewall
  • Locking the Windows task manager
  • Preventing that a user can change the password
  • Disabling common features such as "lock", "shutdown", "log off", "reboot" or changing the current user
  • Disable Sticky Keys
  • Disable Windows Telemetry (Windows 10)
  • Disable autorun/autoplay
  • Disable all USB Storage Devices
  • Hide/Deactivate Drives

More Features:

FrontFace Lockdown Tool

All settings and configuration sets can be saved as so called "profiles" which can then be applied on any other Windows PC with a single click. In addition to that you can select to which Windows user account the profile shall be applied to.

A system information overview page in the application summarizes all relevant information about your system and the installed components. A quick launch panel gives you direct access to important system tools such as the Windows Registry Editor or the Group Policy Editor.

The FrontFace Lockdown Tool also comes with shortcuts to shut down and to reboot a PC so that you can execute these commands even if you have previously disabled them in the regular Windows user interface.