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Desktop Icons - school enviroment

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jasonb007, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. jasonb007

    jasonb007 Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP pro
    and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons, moving
    them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the above
    happening !

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "jasonb007" <jasonb007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4FC81DA6-875B-4034-A6C1-C561A493AA1B@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP pro
    > and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    > (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons, moving
    > them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the
    > above
    > happening !
    >
    > Many thanks.


    Try DeepFreeze: http://www.deepfreeze.net/index.asp?pg=support
     
  3. db

    db Flightless Bird

    hello pegasus,

    I was curious about
    the program you recommended
    but I get a 404 error in my
    browser.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - Microsoft Partner
    - @hotmail.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message news:#XgfUL1zKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "jasonb007" <jasonb007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4FC81DA6-875B-4034-A6C1-C561A493AA1B@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP pro
    >> and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    >> (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons, moving
    >> them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the above
    >> happening !
    >>
    >> Many thanks.

    >
    > Try DeepFreeze: http://www.deepfreeze.net/index.asp?pg=support
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    I think my notes were wrong. It's SteadyState -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx

    "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:eqzt0W1zKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > hello pegasus,
    >
    > I was curious about
    > the program you recommended
    > but I get a 404 error in my
    > browser.
    >
    > --
    >
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > - Systems Analyst
    > - Database Developer
    > - Accountancy
    > - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > - Microsoft Partner
    > - @hotmail.com
    > ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >
    >>
    >>

    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:#XgfUL1zKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "jasonb007" <jasonb007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4FC81DA6-875B-4034-A6C1-C561A493AA1B@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP
    >>> pro
    >>> and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    >>> (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons,
    >>> moving
    >>> them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the
    >>> above
    >>> happening !
    >>>
    >>> Many thanks.

    >>
    >> Try DeepFreeze: http://www.deepfreeze.net/index.asp?pg=support

    >
     
  5. db

    db Flightless Bird

    it happens to all
    of us.

    :)
    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - Microsoft Partner
    - @hotmail.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message news:-Oe3tHb1zKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I think my notes were wrong. It's SteadyState - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx
    >
    > "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message news:eqzt0W1zKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> hello pegasus,
    >>
    >> I was curious about
    >> the program you recommended
    >> but I get a 404 error in my
    >> browser.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >> - Systems Analyst
    >> - Database Developer
    >> - Accountancy
    >> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >> - Microsoft Partner
    >> - @hotmail.com
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message news:#XgfUL1zKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "jasonb007" <jasonb007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4FC81DA6-875B-4034-A6C1-C561A493AA1B@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP pro
    >>>> and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    >>>> (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons, moving
    >>>> them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the above
    >>>> happening !
    >>>>
    >>>> Many thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Try DeepFreeze: http://www.deepfreeze.net/index.asp?pg=support

    >>
     
  6. Anna

    Anna Flightless Bird


    >> "jasonb007" <jasonb007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4FC81DA6-875B-4034-A6C1-C561A493AA1B@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP
    >>> pro
    >>> and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    >>> (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons,
    >>> moving
    >>> them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the
    >>> above
    >>> happening !
    >>>
    >>> Many thanks.



    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:#XgfUL1zKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Try DeepFreeze...



    Jason...
    The Deep Freeze program recommended by Pegasus is practically the "industry
    standard" in situations similar to yours. See http://www.faronics.com
    Note the developer has various editions available together with
    trial/evaluation editions. It's worth looking into.

    While I don't think it would apply in your environment because you mention
    the PC users are mainly children, another system used is to provide each
    user with their own removable HDD so that any changes to the OS,
    configurations, etc. that the user could make would be *only* confined to
    that specific drive/system. This latter system has been used to good effect
    in a couple of community colleges where I've taught. Naturally the basic
    system has to be set up to accommodate removable HDDs.
    Anna
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Windows SteadyState
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=27570

    jasonb007 wrote:
    > We have a large number of laptops in a school which are all running XP pro
    > and run as standalone systems with various programs on them. The users
    > (mainly children) have a habit of deleteing desktop program icons, moving
    > them around and renaming them ! What's the best way to prevent all the
    > above
    > happening !
     

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