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billybob01billybob01 Member Posts: 504
I need to find a way whereby whatever changes a user makes to their machine, when they log back in it reverts back to a default setup, i know Mandatory profiles will do this but the users install software as well and i dont any software that the user installs on the machine. Any ideas?


  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    The only way to do that, would be to use mandatory profiles, as you said, as well as use Group Policy to prevent the users from installing the software to begin with.

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  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    for an users you would like to eliminate installs you could push out a policy like slowhand said, as well as applications like deep freeze where the PC will revert back after a reboot, only way to install something is to disable the service.
  • thesemantheseman Member Posts: 230
    Deepfreeze came to my mind as well, you might want to check it out.
  • billybob01billybob01 Member Posts: 504
    never heard of deep freeze, i`ll check it out, i was toying with the idea of using vmware player but still trying to figure that one out.
  • SRTMCSESRTMCSE Member Posts: 249
    theseman wrote:
    Deepfreeze came to my mind as well, you might want to check it out.

    deepfreeze works really well. we use it on our kiosks combined with group policies, the machines are locked down real tight. they use deep freeze at the comm. college i go to and it works great for them as well. all changes made to the pc are undone on the next reboot, so we schedule a nightly reboot to each of these machines.

    but if you're on a budget gpo's combined w/ mandatory profiles should do the trick. never used man. profiles, w/ the exception of in my mcse studies tho.
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    Take away their Admin rights
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