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Is there a freeware equivalent to Deep Freeze?

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This lo-fi lab that I'm supporting can most likely not afford Deep Freeze, but needs even a much less elaborate version to keep the costs of support down, etc. Thank you.
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I support quite a few labs where I work at (mainly a very large R&D center). We've tested the software and like it for our conference rooms. However, its actually to restrictive for use in the labs where they need full admin access to change and modify the stuff they work on.

the most cost effective solution for us was to create a master ghost image (helps if the lab is standardized on hardware). we spend up to 15min. troubleshooting and then reimage the system.

through gpedit.msc (group policy editor) you can lock down the system rather effectively. also, if you can get away with it, having the users login with power user privliages instead of administrator.

also, if your using active directory for your domain, then you can implement certain policies that will enforce settings globaly.

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