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  • Hello-

    I am a librarian, charged with the administration duties of my public network of computers- but without any real training or IT experience. We are using SteadyState for obvious reasons. I figured when I changed settings (downloaded programs) on the admin side those changes would be reflected on the user side- if I allowed them to be. All I am trying to do is the download the newest versions of Adobe Flash Player, Java, etc. so my users can use the internet like it is designed to be used. I have a feeling I have to change some setting on the User profile- but I have only seen the options to change general settings, not how to allow the downloading of approved programs. Can anyone help me with this probably easy question?

    Any other info about Windows Disk Protection would be helpful too.

    Some of the computer are running Windows 7- SteadyState seems to be working on those- Is the issue with 7 that updates are no longer available?

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi MogilyFruh, do you mean you want to set restrictions for users? If this is the case, on Windows SteadyState main menu, choose the user on the right panel under User Settings.

    You can choose "Windows restrictions", "Feature restrictions" tabs besides "General" tab. 

    For Windows Disk Protection information, you can check the handbook via the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F829BB8B-C7A9-426B-A7A4-2B504A6238D2

    Also, as you may have known that we don't have plan to develop Windows 7 compatible version of Windows SteadyState so it may not work properly under Windows 7 including WDP.

    Hope this helps!

     


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, June 4, 2010 5:44 AM
    Friday, May 28, 2010 1:27 AM
  • MogilyFruh,

         In XP and Vista, you have to install Flash in each account (with admin rights). Installing Flash in one admin account does not carry over to a separate, second account, (admin, or user). Java, on the other hand, will. In Windows 7, (at least in the Enterprise edition) if a User tries to install a program, a UAC dialog will prompt, asking for the admin account password to proceed (and with some programs, even that won't work. I haven't thoroughly looked at Microsoft's Publisher rights for their AppLocker feature).

    I would also echo Sean's sentiments about WDP and Windows 7. Haven't tested SS' usage with regards to their restrictions and Windows 7 so I can't comment. I don't use WDP to reboot-to-restore, I use Deep Freeze.

     

    HTH

     

    Philip


    Complexity is the enemy of Security -- Steve Gibson
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, June 4, 2010 5:44 AM
    Friday, May 28, 2010 3:43 PM

All replies

  • Hi MogilyFruh, do you mean you want to set restrictions for users? If this is the case, on Windows SteadyState main menu, choose the user on the right panel under User Settings.

    You can choose "Windows restrictions", "Feature restrictions" tabs besides "General" tab. 

    For Windows Disk Protection information, you can check the handbook via the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F829BB8B-C7A9-426B-A7A4-2B504A6238D2

    Also, as you may have known that we don't have plan to develop Windows 7 compatible version of Windows SteadyState so it may not work properly under Windows 7 including WDP.

    Hope this helps!

     


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, June 4, 2010 5:44 AM
    Friday, May 28, 2010 1:27 AM
  • MogilyFruh,

         In XP and Vista, you have to install Flash in each account (with admin rights). Installing Flash in one admin account does not carry over to a separate, second account, (admin, or user). Java, on the other hand, will. In Windows 7, (at least in the Enterprise edition) if a User tries to install a program, a UAC dialog will prompt, asking for the admin account password to proceed (and with some programs, even that won't work. I haven't thoroughly looked at Microsoft's Publisher rights for their AppLocker feature).

    I would also echo Sean's sentiments about WDP and Windows 7. Haven't tested SS' usage with regards to their restrictions and Windows 7 so I can't comment. I don't use WDP to reboot-to-restore, I use Deep Freeze.

     

    HTH

     

    Philip


    Complexity is the enemy of Security -- Steve Gibson
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, June 4, 2010 5:44 AM
    Friday, May 28, 2010 3:43 PM