Limit user on Windows 8 tablet

Jan 21

A customer has acquired a few Windows 8 tablet to use in a fair, and only to show pictures on them.

So the user on the tablet has to be very, very limited.

With the multiuser capability this is easy to accomplish. Simply create a new user and limit him:

– uninstalled all not needed apps from the apps screen, included the desktop app
– remove all files from the users start menu: delete all files and directories from
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
– remove all rights for this user on the folder
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
even the right to read it.
– logoff and logon the user

That’s it!