MS Shared Computer Toolkit v1.0 (beta)

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  1. AvianFlux

    AvianFlux Registered Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    MS Shared Computer Toolkit v1.0 (beta)


    Shared computers are commonly found in schools, libraries, Internet and gaming cafés, community centers, and other locations. Often, non-technical personnel are asked to manage shared computers in addition to their primary responsibilities. Managing shared computers can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Without restrictions, users can change the desktop appearance, reconfigure system settings, and introduce spyware, viruses, and other harmful programs. Repairing damaged shared computers costs significant time and effort.

    User privacy is also an issue. Shared computers often use shared accounts that make Internet history, saved documents, and cached Web pages available to subsequent users.

    The Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP provides a simple and effective way to defend shared computers from untrusted users and malicious software, safeguard system resources, and enhance and simplify the user experience. The Toolkit runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

    Tools Summary

    The Toolkit includes several command-line tools and the following graphical tools:

    --Getting Started. Provides access to computer settings and utilities and helps first-time operators learn the Toolkit basics quickly.

    --Windows Disk Protection. Protects the Windows partition (typically drive C) that contains the Windows operating system and other programs from being modified without administrator approval. Disk changes made are cleared with each restart unless the administrator chooses to save them.

    --Windows Restrictions. Restricts user access to programs, settings, and Start menu items. The tool also allows you to lock shared local user profiles to prevent permanent changes. (This tool is specifically for use in workgroup environments that do not use Active Directory and Group Policy.)

    --User Profiles. Creates and deletes user profiles. You can use this tool to create user profiles on alternative drives that will retain data and settings even though Windows Disk Protection is on. You can also use the tool to completely delete profiles that have been locked by the Windows Restrictions tool.

    --Accessibility. Makes Windows accessibility options and utilities such as StickyKeys, FilterKeys, and Magnifier available to users who have been restricted from accessing Control Panel and other system settings.

    Quick Description

    Powerful new software tools for shared computers in classrooms, school computer labs, libraries, and public places. The Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP helps make it easy for anyone to set up, safeguard and manage reliable shared computers.

    System Requirements

    Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2

    Windows Genuine Advantage validation is required to use the tools in the Toolkit.

    A Portable Document Format (PDF) file viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the Handbook included in the installation.
  2. controler

    controler Guest

    Funny there are no replys to this FREE software.

    Reasons why?

    Better software for home use. You control how family members get rights ect.

    I been riunning it for a few months now with

    Process Guard, BoClean, Look & Stop & my cute little router.

    Only noticed one thing, it uses mshta.exe which is listed on BoCleans page as a unsecure windows program.

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