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Managing a student lab
Stockhlam replied to ahmad2080's topic in Networks and the InternetCan these engineering programs work without administrator privileges? It seems like the key problem is that students have access to administrator account(s). If that's true then the easiest solution is: - change students' account type from administrator to limited user (limited users can't damage the system, only their accounts); - password protect the BIOS and disable booting from CD/DVD and USB drives (so they can't boot from liveCD); - and use the mentioned SteadyState to allow running applications from Windows/Program Files directories only (that is, previously installed programs only). If possible, physically protect the cases so students can't get inside and play with the hardware (like resetting the BIOS password).