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I am looking for a solution wich will allow me to revert computers setting back to original each time computer reboots. Basically on reboot computer will earse all files and configurations made in previous session.
ASKED: May 17, 2007  10:19 AM
UPDATED: May 21, 2007  11:42 AM

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If speed is not a key issue, then build your boot environment on a CD, and set the machine to boot from that.

Kinkos and other places do something similar with their rental machines – although as I recall, they forcibly re-image their machines every night from a network based standard image.

Try googling for configuration control or configuration reset. I did a quick check and got several responses that looked relevant at first glance.

Bob

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  • Dwiebesick
    If I understand your question and if you OS is Windows XP, then I suggest you take a serious look at the free Microsoft XP Shared Computer ToolKit. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/default.mspx This is what I use for Kiosk and School environments?. dmw
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  • Lirria
    Hi - When I was working for a local government we used a product called Deep freeze (http://faronics.com/index.asp) It locks the systems down but still enables you to unlock (with the password) and make changes. We used it on public computers and workstations to prevent people from deleting icons, changing desktop pictures etc. Worked really well. The system can also be configured to unlock at specified times to update anti virus software and the such, then autolock again. It's pretty cool software. Lirria
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  • Marcola
    www.acronis.com Acronis True-Image is the best stuff going...
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  • Dimchik
    Thankj you all I looked at Deep Freeze its a nice software but I am thinking about using VMware non persistent state.
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