Is there some way in Windows 7 to allow restricted functionality - for example just a browser running - when the normal user has either locked their computer or has logged off.
The scenario I have in mind is that in-store, we have some PCs that are used by staff to assist customers. When they are not using the computer - i.e. when they have explicitly logged off, or have walked away and locked their computer - customers should be able to browse our website.
Obviously, when the staff member comes back, they should be able to unlock or log on and continue working.
It seems to me as if it could be done in two ways
When the user logs off, the computer should automatically log in to a restricted account which only allows access to the browser. A bit like autologin, but not just at system startup but at any time no one else is logged in.
When the user locks their screen, the computer should launch the web browser, again in some sort of restricted mode. Maybe triggered by the same mechanism that would start the screensaver, but obviously one that would allow the use of keyboard and mouse, and would have a key combination that would let the staff member unlock the computer