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    Sorry if this has been requested before. Could the development team please consider an option to save the pc and user restrictions so they could be reloaded after removal for testing purposes? In that event, the option to save and load multiple settings files would be ideal.

     

    Thanks for your consideration.

     

    Joseph Hevener

    IT Specialist

    Town of Yarmouth

    1146 Route 28

    South Yarmouth, MA 02668

    jhevener@yarmouth.ma.us

    Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:22 PM

Answers

  • Hi Joseph,

     

    After you have created shared user profiles on your test computer, it is possible to export and import these configured user profiles to other computers on which you have installed Windows SteadyState. With the Export and Import features provided in Windows SteadyState, you can easily provide uniform shared user profiles on all of your shared computers. For more information about this feature, you can refer to the Handbook:

     

    Windows SteadyState Handbook

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D64AF114-336C-4418-BEB7-E074E813B498&displaylang=en

     

    Just for your information, if all your shared computers are working within a domain environment, you can also deploy restrictions through SCTsettings.adm (under ADM folder). This is a group policy template reproduces most of the settings included in Windows SteadyState Feature Restrictions tab of the User Settings dialog box.

     

    If you would like to deploy Computer Restriction settings,  most of them can be configured via group policy or registry. You can refer to the following thread:

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2013795&SiteID=69

     

    I hope the above information helps.

     

    Best Regards,

    Friday, November 16, 2007 6:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi Joseph,

     

    After you have created shared user profiles on your test computer, it is possible to export and import these configured user profiles to other computers on which you have installed Windows SteadyState. With the Export and Import features provided in Windows SteadyState, you can easily provide uniform shared user profiles on all of your shared computers. For more information about this feature, you can refer to the Handbook:

     

    Windows SteadyState Handbook

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D64AF114-336C-4418-BEB7-E074E813B498&displaylang=en

     

    Just for your information, if all your shared computers are working within a domain environment, you can also deploy restrictions through SCTsettings.adm (under ADM folder). This is a group policy template reproduces most of the settings included in Windows SteadyState Feature Restrictions tab of the User Settings dialog box.

     

    If you would like to deploy Computer Restriction settings,  most of them can be configured via group policy or registry. You can refer to the following thread:

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2013795&SiteID=69

     

    I hope the above information helps.

     

    Best Regards,

    Friday, November 16, 2007 6:33 AM
  • Thanks for your prompt and helpful reply,Shawn.

     

    Silly of me to assume that feature was only for migrating users to other pcs.

     

    Our network is currently workgroup based but we will be installing a domain controller shortly and will be sure to take advantage of the template for group policy.

     

    Joseph Hevener
    IT Specialist
    Town of Yarmouth
    1146 Route 28
    South Yarmouth, MA 02668
    jhevener@yarmouth.ma.us

    Friday, November 16, 2007 2:05 PM