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Windows 7: How to set up restricted User account?

04 Apr 2011   #1
concoran

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to set up restricted User account?

Hello,
I would like to set up an account (or configure the entire computer) where a user can log in and install whatever he wanted. However when he logs off, the computer should remove all changes (including removing any files downloaded) and bring it back to original form.
I have seen this type of set up typically in public computers and cyber cafes. Is it possible to do it using Win 7 Premium or XP professional?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.


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04 Apr 2011   #2
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Windows XP had steady state, which did this, however that does not function in Windows 7. This article may be of use: Download details: Creating a Steady State by Using Microsoft Technologies

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by concoran View Post
Hello,
I would like to set up an account (or configure the entire computer) where a user can log in and install whatever he wanted. However when he logs off, the computer should remove all changes (including removing any files downloaded) and bring it back to original form.
I have seen this type of set up typically in public computers and cyber cafes. Is it possible to do it using Win 7 Premium or XP professional?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2011   #3
Rishone

Win 7 64, OSX Snow Leopard
 
 

Internet cafe's uses a software called DeepFreeze for this,

Deep Freeze will work with Windows 7 too, try it

Faronics Deep Freeze Windows Editions - ABSOLUTE System Integrity
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05 Apr 2011   #4
concoran

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Newt, Reshone, WinXP steady state was what I was looking for. Also thanks for links to Win7 emulated steady state doc. Much appreciated.
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06 Apr 2011   #5
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

A Finnish programmer called Sami Laiho has produced a (freeware) Kiosk system which uses Windows 7.

Home - Wioski

Called WIOSKI , it uses the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) to recreate a clean VHD of WIndows 7 each time it reboots. The system is available as an iso or USB download - you supply the Windows 7 install dvd.
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