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Reset Hard drive at reboot

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cdn97, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. cdn97

    cdn97 Thread Starter

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    Here is what I am trying to do: I have about 30 computers that i want to setup exactly the same. I want the users to be able to use the computers, but if they save anything to the C Drive, it does not get saved when the computer reboots. This way, it will prevent any potential problems with users install software, etc. However, there is a catch. I need to know where users have been surfing on the web. Does anyone know how to do this or know where to get information/software to do such a thing? Any and all information will help. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I've seen products that reset the machine to a default configuration no matter what has been changed, I just don't recall the name offhand...
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    There is some software I've used for a couple of customers called Spytech SecurityWorks from www.spytech-web.com.

    You can get a lot of information about what is being done on the computers e-mailed to a specific account with whatever frequency you want.

    I'm sure there are others but this is just one that had all the features and made sense to me.
     
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    DoubleHelix Banned

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    I agree with johnwill. I remember reading about a PCI card that you install in the computer that restores the computer on boot. I just can't remember the name of it or who makes it. You might try contacting a company like CDW or Tiger Direct to see if they can help you.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    cdn97,

    For your original post, is seems that there are two things being asked for:

    1. If they save anything to the C Drive, it does not get saved when the computer reboots

    2. However, there is a catch. I need to know where users have been surfing on the web.

    Hopefully my previous post answers #2. I'll do some specific research for some solutions for #1.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Norton Go Back Professional 4.0 will do this.
     
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