[24hoursupport] Re: Guest users

  • From: Colleen Gayle Lane <colleen.lane@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 09:09:50 -0500

We actually do use 2 similiar programs, VaultX and Watchdog.  However, 
rebooting the pc numerous times a day is not an option.  We need to stop 
the capability altogether of any unauthorized installations/changes.

Thanks anyway.

At 10:03 PM 11/5/2004, you wrote:
>Hi Colleen,
>you will want to look at a program like Deep Freeze
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>On 11/5/2004 at 3:03 PM Colleen Gayle Lane wrote:
>Good afternoon.
>We're trying to set up public pcs for the library so we don't want users to
>be able to make any changes.  We create a username and while we're setting
>them up we give them administrative rights and then once we're all done we
>change them back to guests.  There are a few little annoying things though:
>1. When we have the user set up with administrative rights we set up the
>power options to NEVER go off.  When we change them back to guests it goes
>back to the monitor turning off after 20 minutes.
>2. When the user has administrator rights we select our screensaver but then
>when we put them back to guests it goes back to none as screensaver.
>3. Also you know the little popup that comes up and says "Click on the start
>up button"?  We turn it off with administrator rights, but it keeps popping
>back up once we put them back to guests.
>Any help in making these changes permanent would be appreciated.
>Colleen Gayle Lane
>Milton Public Library
>45 Bruce Street
>Milton, Ontario L9T 2L5
>Phone: 905-875-2665 Ext. 3257
>Fax: 905-875-4324
>Web: www.mpl.on.ca[1]
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