If you have relied on Windows SteadyState for workstation protection and planned to upgrade to Windows 7, you are out of luck. It is because Microsoft has decided not to release a version of SteadyState on the latest version of their operating system. This means any businesses that have relied on SteadyState, and who plan on upgrading to Windows 7 will no longer be covered. Loyal SteadyState customers will now be forced to employ an equivalent solution that is Windows 7 compatible.
There is a SteadyState alternative, Deep Freeze, which is available on Windows XP, Windows 7 and also Windows 8. It is a reboot to restore software which, with a simple reboot, removes all unwanted changes from your system and restores it to its predefined configuration. It provides instant immunity from many problems including configuration drift, erroneous system misconfiguration by users, malicious software activity, and incidental system degradation. Deep Freeze offers the strongest protection available and eliminates the need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, re-image, or troubleshoot computers—reducing support incidents up to 63%.
Deep Freeze also has numerous competitive advantages over SteadyState including:
- Patented protection mechanism that doesn’t affect system performance
- Scalable deployment and management through the Enterprise Console
- Command line control and ability to integrate into popular desktop management tools like Microsoft SCCM, Dell KACE, Spiceworks, and Symantec Altiris.
- Seamless integration with Faronics Anti-Virus, a robust Anti-Virus solution from Faronics
At present, Windows Steady State is not available on Windows 7, but Deep Freeze is! If your organization previously relied on Windows SteadyState and is now upgrading to Windows 7, you will now require a comparable solution. Deep Freeze can fill that void.