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  • Is SteadyState as reliable as the old MSCT at stomping out viruses that users place onto the computers?  MSCT has done wonders for us, keeping things under control.  It would seem to me that SteadyState in doing away with the 'secret partition' would make the machine prone to infection.  What keeps a virus from infecing the master files with SteadyState?  I would like to adopt SteadyState but am nervous about the virus vulnerability aspects of the way the new system works.
    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 4:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Part of protecting a computer is ensuring that it is has all of the most up-to-dateMicrosoft Updates and antivirus information. In the Schedule SoftwareUpdates dialog box, you can schedule updates at a specific time of the day andat the frequency you want updates made to the shared computer. You canschedule updates and apply them permanently even when Windows DiskProtection is turned on, ensuring that important Microsoft updates and antivirusupdates are not subsequently removed on restart of the shared computer.

     

    Hope it helps.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 7:33 AM
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    Hi,

     

    Actually, Windows SteadyState is more powerful than SCT. Windows Disk Protection (WDP) feature was improved a lot. In the past, we have to manually create a separation partition to run WDP. Within SteadyState. Changes are cached to a file under the system partition. Which can be managed easily: Just enable/disable WDP will create/delete the changes within the cache file. As you may know, if you have WDP enabled and configured to "Remove all changes at restart", all later changes (of course including virus/spyware etc.) will be removed at restart. I believe this will be very helpful to protect the system.

     

    Windows SteadyState Handbook provides more information about the new product:

     

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

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Part of protecting a computer is ensuring that it is has all of the most up-to-dateMicrosoft Updates and antivirus information. In the Schedule SoftwareUpdates dialog box, you can schedule updates at a specific time of the day andat the frequency you want updates made to the shared computer. You canschedule updates and apply them permanently even when Windows DiskProtection is turned on, ensuring that important Microsoft updates and antivirusupdates are not subsequently removed on restart of the shared computer.

     

    Hope it helps.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 7:33 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    Actually, Windows SteadyState is more powerful than SCT. Windows Disk Protection (WDP) feature was improved a lot. In the past, we have to manually create a separation partition to run WDP. Within SteadyState. Changes are cached to a file under the system partition. Which can be managed easily: Just enable/disable WDP will create/delete the changes within the cache file. As you may know, if you have WDP enabled and configured to "Remove all changes at restart", all later changes (of course including virus/spyware etc.) will be removed at restart. I believe this will be very helpful to protect the system.

     

    Windows SteadyState Handbook provides more information about the new product:

     

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

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:05 AM