Windows SteadyState was a free utility service for Windows users, deployed on public access computers to reset changes in configuration. The tool-kit, SteadyState software, however, was discontinued as it proved to be incompatible with upgraded operating systems, such as Windows 7 and 8. Users relying on SteadyState software need a comprehensive alternative for their multi-user computing systems. Libraries, schools, universities, colleges, kiosks, hotels, airports, conference and community centers are in dire need of an apt SteadyState alternative as SteadyState software no longer solves their IT issues. Interoperable on all Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems, Deep Freeze is a Windows SteadyState alternative. Shared computing environments need swift IT fixes on a shoestring budget and Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore is an easy and commercially viable solution addressing the same. Thus, we now have a better alternative to SteadyState software.
Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore is considered to be an alternative for SteadyState software. The IT market has a wide variety of SteadyState alternatives. Resolving directory issues, updating servers, and fixing configuration changes by returning your machine to a desired baseline through a single reboot button, Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore is an ideal replacement for SteadyState software. Our solution uses patented technology that takes up almost negligible storage space, unlike SteadyState software. Deep Freeze ensures that your system presents itself with a fresh setup once a user is done working. Rebooting your system will guarantee that the next public user has a system to work upon which is fresh in terms of its setup and baseline with respect to its configuration.
The SteadyState alternatives available in the market are not programmed to make real-time updates. Moreover, with SteadyState software, going back to baseline configuration usually requires multiple system reboots. Deep Freeze, on the other hand, can install updates with an automated task. With the alternatives available in the market, such as the ones using SteadyState software, public users might leave behind sensitive social media information in the system post usage. They might also leave behind bank account information, which can easily be accessed by the next user. With SteadyState software deployed, they might hack the registry, download malwares and viruses and change the restore point to a status, whereby, a previous user’s information can be accessed easily. Deep Freeze Reboot to restore clears all cache data and cookies. It secures your information and protects your identity. Naturally, Deep Freeze is undoubtedly the ultimate replacement over SteadyState software.
Deep Freeze is a comprehensive SteadyState alternative when compared to similar products available in the market. Network managers for public access computers usually rely on Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore for a robust recovery solution. It significantly reduces your IT tickets, when compared with SteadyState software and has a proven statistical record of reducing it by 63%. Not only in terms of IT ticket reduction, but also in terms of a complete enterprise-level management console, Deep Freeze is a broad workstation protection solution. It is interoperable on several widely used operating systems, unlike SteadyState software, such as Windows and macOS. Therefore, by significantly reducing time spent on fixing IT issues, offering a simple option for troubleshooting, occupying negligible storage space, and doing away with the dated snapshot feature, Deep Freeze is an undeniable comprehensive SteadyState alternative.
Windows SteadyState, formerly known as Shared Computer Toolkit, was discontinued by Microsoft. SteadyState software was designed to provide an easy method for reconfiguring public access computers, especially for teachers, without technical IT training, to easily configure workstations back to a desired baseline in libraries and computer labs. SteadyState software was designed for systems shared by many users in cafes, kiosks, schools, and libraries. It ensured a “steady state” in terms of PC maintenance. With SteadyState software being discontinued, your systems are basically left bereft of end-to-end protection. For upgraded Microsoft Windows OS and Mac OS, Faronics has developed Deep Freeze to appropriately replace SteadyState software. With Faronics’ Reboot to Restore, your computers will no longer be technically challenging, expensive and time-consuming to manage. Deep Freeze allows you to revert your PC back to a pristine state. It is, no wonder, a “steadier state” in comparison to SteadyState software. Your system will be secure from unintentional changes by a student or a wannabe hacker.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US Libraries Program provided computing systems to 11,000 school libraries from 2001 to 2003. Over the 60,000 PCs donated, the foundation itself provided a security software called Public Access Security Tool. However, the security tool was discontinued in 2004 and Windows SteadyState software was then deployed as an alternative. SteadyState software was designed to offer quick-fix solutions to resolve workstation issues by users who lacked conventional IT training. Therefore, teachers and librarians were empowered to troubleshoot systems in libraries and computer labs.
SteadyState software is Windows’ proprietary workstation protection solution based on Reboot to Restore technology. However, Windows SteadyState is not compatible with their latest OS releases. So, if you plan on upgrading your system to Windows 7 or a newer version, your system will not be covered by SteadyState software, an end-to-end protection solution. Deep Freeze is a SteadyState alternative in that regard. It is operable on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and macOS. With Deep Freeze, users can remove all unwanted changes in the computing system and restore it back to a stage of preferred configuration. All in all, changes in configuration, malicious software activity, and erroneous misconfiguration by users can be dealt with a single reboot. With Faronics’ Reboot to Restore offering, you can deal with your IT issues without calling in professionals, re-imaging, or troubleshooting, unlike resolving issues by SteadyState software.
Today, computer learning is imparted to children in school as young as 5 years of age. They need protected public access computers in schools for that matter. However, Microsoft SteadyState was complicated on account of the fact the teachers in suburban and rural districts were unable to use the technology with ease. SteadyState software turned out to be a liability for them. A school district in the US had over 1,700 workstations. The daily wear and tear on the IT infrastructure were immense. Every now and then, the authorities complained of system errors, busted storage drives, and blue screens of death. The threat of unwarranted malware kept on growing every day. The district needed a full-time IT support team to keep up with the issues SteadyState software was unable to resolve. This is when the school district decided upon Deep Freeze, Faronics’ SteadyState alternative.
Deep Freeze is inter-operable on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and macOS, unlike SteadyState software. With Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore, users can remove all unwanted changes in the computing system and restore it back to a stage of the desired configuration. Changes in configuration, malicious software activity, and erroneous misconfiguration by users can be dealt with a single reboot, thereby ensuring endpoint security. With Faronics’ Reboot to Restore offering, instead of SteadyState software, you can deal with your IT issues without calling in professionals, re-imaging, or troubleshooting.
The last version of SteadyState software was released several years back. However, SteadyState software is not supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, or a later version of the OS. SteadyState software is also not in-line with a 64-bit version of Windows. Since Microsoft no longer supports SteadyState software, an alternative is the need of the hour. Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore is an apt software in that regard.
Institutions that are dependent on public access computers are vulnerable to unwanted configuration changes and malware. Deep Freeze, a SteadyState alternative, is your answer to end-to-end workstation protection for public access computers. This technology restores your system back to a state of desired configuration. Deep Freeze, incorporates Reboot to Restore as its technological base and ensures comprehensive data security for your workstation. The school district in the US, resolved their technical issues with Reboot to Restore. The district, since then, has witnessed a reduced number of IT calls. The support team today focuses on important areas of technology rather than mundane tech support issues. The institution is empowered with users who are capable of fixing tech issues with a simple reboot.
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