February 21st, 2002 12:42 AM
DeepFreeze for Win95/98/2000
I will like to shake a program call DeepFreeze with you.
This program act like the a system restore. You simply install a computer with all the programs you want that the user use. Then you install DeepFreeze. When you have install DeepFreeze and activate it, it take a image of your hard drive. When you "freeze" the environnement, whatever change is done to the environnement (Install new Program, Change IRQ, etc) is lost when the computer reboot. Everytime you reboot the computer, Windows go back to the state when you freeze the computer. You can also unfreeze a little space of hard drive so the users are able to save their Word or Excel Documents. The key to get their administrator login to unfreeze is very hard to find and it's a very good product that protect himself from lousy administrator with the option to unfreeze the computer for only a number of X reboot.
I suggest that all the system administrator give it a check. It's realy save alot of time repairing computer that user crash.
February 22nd, 2002 01:45 AM
My school has this installed on all their computers...it's very annoying being unable to save anything to disk.
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February 22nd, 2002 01:53 AM
If your system admin didn't left unfreeze a certain amount of space, yes. I can be annoying!
February 22nd, 2002 07:34 AM
There is an older thread on DeepFreeze which I thought I would just add a reference to.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
February 22nd, 2002 08:50 AM
Dosnt norton ghost do same thing?
February 22nd, 2002 10:23 AM
Norton Ghost is used to create an image of your "golden" installation. You then use it to install multiple PCs or re-install after a problem. However, it's not automatic.
I don't know DeepFreeze, but it sounds like it basically keeps a "log" of all changes during a user session and as soon as you reboot, it ditches all those changes. Ghost doesn't block you from adding programs to the machine.
February 22nd, 2002 09:42 PM
BrainStop, it's basically that. Very good program for anything that the anybody can access.