Windows player setup guide



Setup procedure

1.- Basic setup

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  • Connect the video output from your computer or stick to your TV´s appropiate input port (usually HDMI).
  • Plug a keyboard and a mouse into the computer. Connect the power supply and turn on the device.
  • On your TV, select the HDMI video input which the device is connected to. The main computer screen should be shown.
  • Ensure the computer has an Internet connection, either through an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi connection.

2.- Chrome Browser Installation

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  • Ensure the Google Chrome browser is installed on your computer.
  • If not installed, go to the https://www.google.com/chrome web page and follow the suggested steps for installing the Google Chrome version appropiate to your operating system.

3.- Showcase Deployment

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  • Open your Google Chrome browser.
  • Activate the Presentation mode by pressing F11 key.
  • Access to Movilok Showcases web page https://mshowcases.com/player.
  • You will see the Login form. Enter your Movilok Showcases user name and password. Optionally you can also enter the code of your showcase.

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  • If you did not enter the code at the previous step, select it now from the showcases list.

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  • All done! your showcase will start to be shown on the screen.

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  • The next time you start the Google Chrome browser, your showcase will automatically start, although you can cancel that automatic start in order to select a different one.

Kiosk Mode setup (advanced)

Create a new user account

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  • Access to the device configuration

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  • Select Accounts -> Other accounts -> Add accounts

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  • Follow the instructions on the screen for creating a new user account

Power on button configuration

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  • From the configuration application, click on Control panel.

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  • At the control panel, click on System and security.

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  • In “Power options”, click on “Change what the power buttons do.”

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  • At the “When I press the power button” option, select “Shut down”.
  • Click on “Save changes”.

Registry keys modification

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  • Open the command run application.
  • From there, run the registry keys edition command (regedit).

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  • Search for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software>>Microsoft -> Windows NT -> CurrentVersion ->Winlogon key.
  • Double click on the DefaultUserName entry and enter the recently created user account name. Click Ok.

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  • Double click on the DefaultPassword entry and enter the password for the recently created user account. Click Ok. If a DefaultPassword entry does not exists, create it following these steps.
  • Go to Edit -> New -> String value.
  • Name the new value as DefaultPassword and press Enter.
  • Double click on the recently created entry and enter the password for the user account. Click Ok.

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  • Double click on the AutoAdminLogon entry and enter the value 1. Click Ok. If an AutoAdminLogon does not exists, create it following these steps.
  • Go to Edit -> New -> String value.
  • Name the new value as AutoAdminLogon and press Enter.
  • Close the registry editor and reboot the device.

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With these changes, each time the device reboots, the specified user account session will be launched. You still have to establish the right configuration to allow the automatic showcase startup when that session starts.

  • Open the command run application. From there, run the registry keys edition command (regedit).
  • Search for the HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> CurrentVersion -> Winlogon key.
  • Add a new string value to this registry through the Edit -> New -> String value option. Name it as Shell.
  • Double click on this new string value and enter the path to the Chrome executable file (usually “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”). You must also include the needed parameters to launch Chrome in kiosk mode and the Movilok Showcases URL. The final entered value will be similar to “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –disable-session-crashed-bubble –disable-infobars –disable-translate –no-first-run –kiosk https://mshowcases.com/player

Close the user session and login again, or reboot the device. Your showcase should automatically start.

Now you can continue with Showcase Deployment