With Windows 10 1607 there is a new feature called SharedPC. SharedPC is applying to Windows 10 Pro, Pro Education, Education, and Enterprise.

It is not possible to deploy settings to create a SharedPC with a GPO – so there for we need another solution. With use of the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) tool from Windows ADK https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/windows-assessment-deployment-kit we can create a Custom Windows Image.

Does this means “Build and Capture” a image is gone – the answer both yes and no – In some cases the one makes more sense then the other. In this case a Custom Windows Image created by the ICD tool makes sense.

What is Shared PC mode:

A Windows 10 PC in shared PC mode is designed to be management- and maintenance-free with high reliability. In shared PC mode, only one user can be signed in at a time. When the PC is locked, the currently signed in user can always be signed out at the lock screen. Users who sign-in are signed in as standard users, not admin users.

Start the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)


Click on “Windows Image Customization”


Give your new project a name: “Windows 10 EDU EN SharedPC (1607)”

Click Next


Click Next


Click Browse and point to the original install.wim file

Click Next


Click Finish


Change view to : All Settings

Search for “SharedPC”

Select EnableSharedPCMode

Select True


If you what other settings in your custom Windows image – then create them now

Then it is time to create your Production media

Click Create

Select Production media


Click Next


Click Next

Note: If you plan to deploy this image to devices with a small OS disk then select yes in the “Enable Compact OS”


Click Next


Select “Save to a folder”

Click Next


Click Browse and point to a pre created folder

Click Next


Click Build


Click Finish



Now you have a media folder that looks like a Windows 10 ISO media


In the sources folder there is also a install.wim – this wim file can you import into MDT as a custom image or into SCCM as a Operating System Images. In both cases you can deploy it with a normal deployment Task Sequence, join the domain and then the SharedPC mode is enabled on a domain joined device.