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 > > http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp >Deep Freeze protects millions of computers worldwide=9724 hours a day, 7 >days a week, month after month, year after year=97saving countless hours of >technical support. Reduce or eliminate technical support time completely and >keep expensive computer assets running at 100% capacity. Deep Freeze >instantly protects and preserves original computer configurations. >Completely invulnerable to hacking, Deep Freeze makes computing environments >easier to manage and maintain. Each restart eradicates all changes and >resets the computer to its original state, right down to the last byte. >Protect a single, hundreds, or thousands of computers across a distributed >LAN, WAN or over the Internet. > >Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. >Editor MikesWhatsNews see ~ http://www.mwn.ca ><mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=3Dsubscribe> >See my Anti-Virus pages ><http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/mikes_virus_page.htm> ><virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=3Dsubscribe> >A Technical Support Alliance & OWTA Charter Member > >******* Mike's REPLY SEPARATOR ********* > >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. >Thanks. > > >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 > > >For a web-based membership management utility and information on list >policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > >To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.