isn't there a way to make an image that stays the same. meaning the users can't change any settings it will always revert back to original settings no matter what they change.
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This can be accomplished with other products *cough* deepfreeze *cough*

You may want to look into restricting what access the users have if you want to keep them from making changes.
Answered 04/12/2011 by: dchristian
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I've also taken the approach of using a system image with no pre-install tasks, and the option for "remove local files not in image". If there's a boot action set up for the machine it basically reverts back to the image quickly.
You know- for those of you who don't have *cough* deepfreeze *cough* since this is a K2000 forum ;-)
Deep Freeze is a commonly used tool for this sort of thing, but K2 could be configured to be an alternative in some cases. Obviously not exactly the same, as that's not the intended usage of the product, but probably accomplishes what you're after for less expense.

Maybe even get fancy and set up a force PXE on next boot with DCCU and set up a scheduled reboot, both delivered by K1 with a script schedule. This way you can schedule when the reimage takes place while the machine is unattended and you sleep soundly.
Answered 04/12/2011 by: cblake
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cblake I like where your going with that!

Once you have the DCCU script going this could actually work.

Set a boot action to always re-image the machine, that way when you network boot it'll revert.

Would be interested to see if anyone gets this going and if it worked out for them.
Answered 04/12/2011 by: dchristian
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I used to do it in my classrooms- worked like a champ. I didn't have Dell equip, so I did it slightly differently for HP's, but same concept. I have done this in Dell environments, and it's kinda magical to watch :)
Answered 04/13/2011 by: cblake
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DCCU?
Answered 04/13/2011 by: dyehardfan
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The dell client configuration utility.

I think it has been replaced with the DCTK, Dell client tool kit.
[link]http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Dell+Client+Configuration+Toolkit[/link].

Basically it lets you change bios information from within windows.

Cblake did a KKE on it that is definitely worth checking out!
Answered 04/13/2011 by: dchristian
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