Are you a big user of SteadyState? Can you tell us about it? we would love to hear from you! RRS feed

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  • Hello to all Windows SteadyState users.

    In order to better understand how Windows SteadyState is used, Microsoft is conducting a quick survey.


    If you represent a company or organization with more than 200 PCs running SteadyState, Please tell us all about it!

    Please send a private reply to the following email address stdystt@microsoft.com, and include the following information:

    1.      Name of company/organization

    2.      Country

    3.      Number of PC’s running Windows SteadyState

    Any information you provide will be handled by Microsoft in manner consentient with the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement located at http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/default.mspx

    • Changed type Sean Zhu - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:46 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2009 11:47 PM

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  • WHAT? They only want to know from big enterprises who have over 200 machines?!?!  UNNACCEPTABLE!!

    Don't diss us SMB's MS!.  *SNIFF!*


    Jealousy is not proof of love, nor proof of emotional immaturity
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:21 PM
  • ET,

    Tried to send an email but it appears to have bounced (user unknown)...
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:46 PM
  • Hi Fairlane32;
    We already know that we have hundreds of thousands of small businesses, organizations, and individuals such as yourself who are enthusiastic fans of Windows SteadyState.

    Initially, you were the primary target of this product.

    However, we are finding more and more large organizations are adopting WSS as well, and the way they use it is sometimes different...

    This forum was created to give all our users, big and small, a voice; - so please continue to ask questions, request assistance, and tell us what you think. Myself, as well as other Microsoft Engineers are monitoring your posts and will do our best to help you out.

    If you have anything you want to share more privately, feel free to email me at stdystt@microsoft.com - even if you are a small user :-)
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:05 PM
  • There was a problem with the email, but it is resolved now. Please continue to send those stories :)
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:07 PM
  • Oh my,
         I didn't realize you guys are listening. I'm very glad. I'm sure then that you have seen other threads/posts on our wish lists for upcoming releases such as remote management/deployment, either from within a domain or a workgroup environment. I, and other posters have voiced requests to allow certain programs to update automatically without having to apply admin privileges such as being touted in the Enterprise edition of Windows 7's AppLocker. Hopefully this will work well. It will extremely help network admins to keep non microsoft programs updated (AV and such, Firefox, Flash, Adobe etc..) and in conjunction with WDP or those using third party vendors such as Faronics Deep Freeze. On a more granular level, eliminating IE's right click all together also prevents the copy and paste context menu from being utilized. Maybe make it more customizable? Most folks don't know the keyboard shortcuts and certain web pages simply don't support the keyboard commands I find. This is a small concern though, I think the networking component is probably more on our short list than anything else, plus the auto update of non MS programs. Would be interesting to see if MS incorporates their Security Essentials into Windows Updates. That would be great, since we wouldn't have to rely on batch files or scripts to work around allowing AV definitions to stick during a maintenance period, if you use SE that is, which I would considering so far how well received it is becoming; and it's free - but I would pay for it if it meant a seamless update with Windows Update. All I would need to do is schedule a Deep Freeze maintenance period and everything would be pulled in.

    Sigh - A tech guy can dream, can't he?  ;)

    Never even realized I didn't actually answer ET's questions:

    1)  Long Beach Public Library

    2) USA

    3) 22 public access computers running SteadyState on XP Pro and Vista Business (x32)



    Jealousy is not proof of love, nor proof of emotional immaturity
    • Edited by fairlane32 Friday, March 26, 2010 5:31 PM
    Monday, August 3, 2009 7:20 PM
  • Hi, I support 100's of demo computers on display for Hewlett Packard all over the world.  We need a SteadyState solutoin for Windows 7.  I just emailed you with all the details.  Thanks!

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:31 PM
  • Being IT Manager for a not-for-profit adult education college with 100+ PC's we depended on SteadyState entirely - When i tested the W7 beta with safeguard, it then seemed a good choice to buy and upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise.

    Now I wish I hadn't.

    Friday, April 30, 2010 6:06 AM
  • We WERE a large user of SteadyState, but since Microsoft chose to not support Windows 7 we had to go with a different product.

    For the record, it was about 375 machines.

    Monday, May 3, 2010 11:57 AM
  • My organization uses WSS for 3700+ systems at 92 locations around the globe.

    I gained back 100,000 hours a system availabilty using steady state becasue of the quick turn around between users.  (Military Traning environment)

    We will have to research and test and deploy a replacement


    Bill Ernst

    PM Distributed Learning System (US Army)


    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:19 PM