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Steadystate on every computer??? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey. I'm not computer sauvy and such, so bare with me. 

    I have over 25 computers, more like a lobby layout.  I want to  use SteadyState in our Domain for this. Am I suppose to install SteadyState on each computer manually or can I use the "SCTsettings.adm" template for the 25 computers? Or should I do both? 

    Tuesday, September 4, 2007 9:37 PM

Answers

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    Hi IG88_Returns,

     

    Please understand that some features such as Windows Disk Protection (WDP) cannot be deployed using group policy. Thus, if you would like to these features such as WDP, we have to install SteadyState on every computer. If the computer have identical hardware environment, you can use Sysprep tool to deploy Windows XP with SteadyState. Here is an article related to the usage of Sysprep:

     

    How to use the Sysprep tool to automate successful deployment of Windows XP

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577

     

    However, if all the restrictions you needed have been covered by the template, I recommend using SCTsettings.adm instead of installing SteadyState on each computer manually. Group policy is more effective to restrict multiple user accounts across numerous computers on a domain network.

     

    There is a know issue for this template. Please refer to the following thread before deploying it:

     

    After enabling "General Windows XP Restrictions" in SCTSettings.ADM Users logged off automatically

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1939711&SiteID=69

     

    If you would like to deploy Computer Restriction settings,  most of them can also 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

     

    If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Best Regards,

    Thursday, September 6, 2007 10:12 AM