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how to restore a pc via a server

By jorge_gamalier ·
Listen I need Help.!
I need to find a way to restore a workstation by means of a group policy, so when my students use the computers each time i reboot them they will return to there original configuration state.

All of my pc's are xp pro sp2 and my server is 2000.

Thanks in advance

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by 3xp3rt In reply to how to restore a pc via a ...

One comfortable solution is turn on system restore.
My Computer->Properties->System Restore and uncheck the ?TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE ON ALL DRIVES?. But this think has some limitations. The most secure solution is to install a software like DEEP FREEZE. Follow this link and see the facilities. http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp

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by zaferus In reply to how to restore a pc via a ...

Deepfreeze is ideal for classrooms, and the educational rate is reasonable.

Rapid restore is another great product. Boot to F11 and restore your master image, all changes wiped out. IBM has a great deployment manager that lets you image a system from the server - very very slick.

But you may not have the funding for something that costs money.

If you are already licensed for ghost, you could create a ghostcast server with boot disks/boot CD's. If you set it up properly just booting off the floppy will do the end-to-end image of a students PC once they are done messing around with it.

If you are talking about daily, perhaps locking the students down with policy is your best bet for prevention.

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