8.2. Watchdog Behavior

The watchdog is an additional process that monitors the running processes of the MetaDefender Kiosk.
In the case where the Kiosk exits unexpectedly, the watchdog will run a specified action to take.

Configure watchdog behavior

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Action

Description

Do nothing

No action will be performed, the system will remain on the secure desktop

Restart MetaDefender Kiosk

MetaDefender Kiosk will be restarted while the system remains on the secure desktop
For a brief moment, a blank secure desktop will be displayed before the MetaDefender Kiosk starts up again

Log out of Windows

The user currently logged into Windows will have their session terminated and be logged out
The system will exit out to the Windows OS login

Lock Windows

The user currently logged into Windows will be locked out
The system will exit out to the Windows OS login where the admin must log back into Windows

Restart Windows

The Windows system will be rebooted
The system will either return back to the Windows OS login or be logged in to the default Windows user (this is dependent on the system's automatic login settings)