12150Re: [fhctech] Re: Windows SteadyState - Possible future Deepfreeze Replacement?
- Dec 3, 2007On Dec 3, 2007 11:51 AM, Jonathan Studer <jonokinawa@...> wrote:
> This was definitely a concern for us too. I talked to the directorI don't see how keeping "My Documents" on the local machine changes
> and we decided that the staff would just inform everyone when they
> come in that if they save something to the My Documents folder it is
> visible to everyone. Having it centralized has really helped a couple
> of people that seemed to only have their PAF file on a floppy disk
> and the disk became corrupt. I can think of at least 5 people that
> were able to grab a slightly older version of their PAF file and were
> very grateful for us having. We just leave all the paf files in that
> central location. It has also helped with someone that found several
> census pages and downloaded them as .jpg's file and then left the
> center forgetting to copy it to her flash drive. The next day she
> came back very stressed that she had lost the images, but to her
> great excitement we had them.
any of the success stories. I'm sure any computer user understands
that anything left behind after they are done with the machine could
be looked at by others, but to communicate that "My Documents" isn't
private even temporarily is something that's probably beyond most
people's computer abilities.
> I have also setup a web page with links to all the usual websites. II've re-pointed the "Favorites" to the server and Patron only has read
> then embedded this as an Active Desktop on the Patron Desktop. The
> page is hosted by IIS on the 'server'. I just update or add links and
> refresh the desktop and they show up.
rights. Not unlike what you've done. Since I don't have a true
server version of Windows, I have to watch the number of connections I
make to our server. I'm not sure as I can add IIS without causing
problems with the licensing.
> One last time saving step that I do involves the DSL Modem and theNever had that problem. We leave it on 24/7. It also located well
> PIX firewall. It seemed like I was getting calls at least bi-weekly
> from the staff telling me that the 'Internet was down' (to which I
> promptly reply, Call Al Gore). The resolution was to power off the
> powerstrip that the modem and firewall were connected to and turning
> it back on. It resolved the problem immediately.
away from the patrons so no one can tamper with it.
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