Faronics Deep Freeze and Haywood Engineering College
“Thanks to Faronics Deep Freeze, Haywood Engineering College can be sure that all our netbooks remain free from spyware, malware, viruses, and system downtime. Having the security of knowing our 190 netbooks will always return to our original settings on log of means that my team does not need to check the netbooks on a daily basis.”
- Andy Tudor Nash, Network Manager for HEC
Challenges faced

Haywood Engineering College is a high school specializing in Engineering. The recent acquisition of 190 netbooks provided students with the opportunity to take the netbooks home so that they could enjoy uninterrupted access to the school’s e-learning portal. This resulted in 'configuration drifts' from the original configuration. Moreover, users made critical changes to the system both intentionally and unintentionally. Diagnosing and repairing an issue would take up to two hours per system.

A Solution That Worked

Haywood Engineering College deployed Deep Freeze on all its netbooks. Deep Freeze protected the netbooks in its pristine state and reversed configuration drifts. Deep Freeze also reversed intentional or unintentional changes with a quick reboot. This saved valuable time and IT resources for the Haywood Engineering College.

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Haywood Engineering College (HEC) in Stoke on Trent is a high school specialising in Engineering. As
such, HEC is a heavy user of information technology in the classroom. The school’s IT consists of 430 workstations, 100 laptops, 190 netbooks , 200 thin client computers, 16 blade servers, 2 storage servers, 2 domain controllers, and a variety of application-based virtual servers. All of this technology is maintained by three in-house technology personnel and one external support engineer. HEC’s computer user base is comprised of 150 staff members and 1500 students…



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Faronics Deep Freeze and Haywood Engineering College