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OS version: Windows 10 pro
App version: latest
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Hello everyone i have a peculiar question to ask,

What is needed to run Onlyoffice desktop in a multi-app Windows kiosk environnent, Here is the config that i used :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<AssignedAccessConfiguration
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/2017/config"
    xmlns:v2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/201810/config"
    xmlns:v3="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/2020/config"
    >
    <Profiles>
        <Profile Id="{AFF9DA33-AE89-4039-B646-3A5706E92957}">
            <AllAppsList>
                <AllowedApps>
                    <App AppUserModelId="ASC.Documents.5"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" />
                    <App DesktopAppPath="%SystemRoot%\system32\notepad.exe" />
                    <App DesktopAppPath="%SystemRoot%\system32\mspaint.exe" />
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe" />
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\DesktopEditors.exe"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\editors.exe"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\*.dll"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\editors_helper.exe"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\libcef.dll"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\icudtl.dat"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\libGLESv2.dll"/>
                    <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\ascdocumentscore.dll"/>
                </AllowedApps>
            </AllAppsList>
            <v2:FileExplorerNamespaceRestrictions>
              <v2:AllowedNamespace Name="Downloads"/>
              <v3:AllowRemovableDrives/>
            </v2:FileExplorerNamespaceRestrictions>
            <StartLayout>
                <![CDATA[<LayoutModificationTemplate xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout" xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout" Version="1" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/LayoutModification">
                      <LayoutOptions StartTileGroupCellWidth="6" />
                      <DefaultLayoutOverride>
                        <StartLayoutCollection>
                          <defaultlayout:StartLayout GroupCellWidth="6">
                            <start:Group Name="Applications Disponibles">
                              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\paint.lnk" />
                              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Edge.lnk" />
                              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Wordpad.lnk" />
                              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ONLYOFFICE\ONLYOFFICE Editors.lnk" />
                            </start:Group>
                          </defaultlayout:StartLayout>
                        </StartLayoutCollection>
                      </DefaultLayoutOverride>
                    </LayoutModificationTemplate>
                ]]>
            </StartLayout>
            <Taskbar ShowTaskbar="true"/>
        </Profile>
    </Profiles>
    <Configs>
        <Config>
            <Account>kiosque</Account>
            <DefaultProfile Id="{AFF9DA33-AE89-4039-B646-3A5706E92957}"/>
        </Config>
    </Configs>
</AssignedAccessConfiguration>

I can launch Only office but the documents won’t show up :


I just need to know what file is the cause of this issue, is there any logs that i can find to help ?

Hello @Kiosk-Maker
We didn’t test this scenario. We need some time to check it out. I will notify you when we have something to share.

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We took a look at described situation. You have to set only executable file. You config confuses us a little bit also:
App DesktopAppPath="C:\Program Files\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\*.dll
But after that line we see a separated .dll files.
Is it possible to set root directory only? If not, editor needs this file: %ProgramFiles%\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors\converter\x2t.exe
Also it needs all contents of the converter directory.

Hi Alexandre, thank you for taking the time to look into it.

was just a test line, it turns out that you can’t use * in the allowed apps so i just tried to individually allow .dll files but it didn’t work out.

I will try to allow the x2t.exe (and directory) and then i will come back.

Again, thanks a lot for your follow-up