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I used the Steady State Tool in Win XP, so I tried to install it in Windows 7 RC 7100. The installation doesn't work (install only on WinXP and Vista). I googled for my theme and I found some items that windows 7 will have a guestmode with the same functions
as Steady State. But I can't find the exact menu, I have only a button for youth control. Will i need any other software? Can someone help me? I tried the english & the german version of win7.
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I manage the computers for a 911 Dispatch call center for a City Government. We currently use Microsoft Steady State on the the 911 dispatch workstations BECAUSE they are CRITICAL machines. To me its the only possible way to run
Before steady state, we had cronic issues with people causing havoc on the computers. Since weve installed steady state, we have had 0.. ZERO, "FREAKING ZERO", "YES really ZERO" calls to fix 911 computers in the past 2 years!!!
Its part of the Job of our dispatchers to support our law enforcement offers in performing simple tasks. Sometimes
this may include using the INTERNET (internet explorer) to google some information quickly, or use other santioned law enforcement internet web sites. Eventually, someone will mis-click a link and then the pc's toast without steady state. Thats bad news. We
run 911 dispatchers on 24 hour /7 days week, 365 days a year. Let me tell YOU as an IT administrator... It SUCKS getting a call to fix a 911 computer at 4am.
Even with the users running in non-power user, non-administrator, standard user accounts the users eventually find some way to screw up the computers settings somehow without steady state.
Our Windows XP configuration is we make the C Drive Non-persistant, and put user profiles on the D Drive, and documents and settings on our NAS. Its literally been a miracle for us.
Its currently our standard operating procedure to "Reboot if theres a problem", which instantly snaps the entire
C Hard drive back into proper, sanctioned, working condition straight from the 'IT factory'.
Our expected Windows 7 configuration was going to be as follows :
* Symbolic link user folders and data to equivalents on the D Drive, and continue keeping their Documents on the NAS.
* SafeGuard / Guest Mode the user accounts *AND* use Disk Protection on the C Drive to revert the contents on reboot.
* Use AppLocker to eliminate the possibility of running anything un-sanctioned.
Let me tell you... We will never have plans to move past windows xp + stead state, UNTIL there is a viable alternative.
If Microsoft is getting out of the Steady State business fine.... We will only use "Deep Freeze" like products on supported
operating systems and currently "Deep freeze" does not support windows 7.
I URGE you to please support Steady States full Disk Protection in all future operating systems / editions.
This comment is meant as truely high praise where it is really deservered. We
NEED this product and functionally.
Is there any more information on the future of Steady State for Windows 7? I am an admin at UW Madison in the library system and we are now on hold for the Windows 7 rollout until this functionallity is available. I am sure many other higher education
institutions find this as unacceptable as we do. All our excitement for a viable upgrade to XP is squashed. Shame on Microsoft for being so short-sighted.