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Configuring Windows for always-on signage

The following configuration is recommended for each Windows device being used as Nod signage. 

  • Set up a Windows Task Scheduler trigger to run ArthurMP.exe when a user logs in
  • Set Windows Power Options  to High performance
  • Edit the High Performance Power plan to disable turning the display off and putting the computer to sleep
  • Disable the Windows screensaver
  • Enable automatic login on startup (run netplwiz.exe and uncheck the option at the top)
  • If installing on Windows 10, disable the lock screen (Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Require sign-in should be set to "Never")
  • From the Local Group Policy Editor, schedule Windows updates  to reduce Windows Update notification popups during business hours, and configure the Always Auto Restart policy to reboot the device once scheduled updates have been installed.  
  • Right click on the Windows desktop, go to the View menu, and hide desktop icons
  • Set the Windows desktop wallpaper to a black screen
  • Configure the Windows taskbar to  auto-hide
  • Depending on hardware support, enter the device's BIOS and enable automatic power-on after power failure

Physical Security:

The Windows player software does not provide a robust sandbox environment. Please ensure that unauthorised users do not have access to the player hardware, or attached USB devices.

Premium Support via Teamviewer

For customers on a Premium Support plan, Nod staff responding to support requests may request remote access to the Windows player device via Teamviewer.  

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