In any network environment, most IT administrators spend a majority of their time responding to basic computer issues. These problems can range from blue screens to software issues or system slowdowns. Generally, time is taken to troubleshoot the problems before taking the necessary actions to solve the issues. However, the time and resources it takes to resolve these issues can result in a significant backlog of IT tickets. Establishing restore on reboot protocols can save IT teams time and reduce computer downtime.
What is Restore on Reboot?
As its name suggests, a restore on reboot solution can reverse any changes once a system is rebooted. The IT administrator can create a default restore point. These settings will be guaranteed to work like the first time the system was ever set up. In order to save files and profiles, users can be directed to use separate network or cloud storage which is unaffected by the restore on reboot process. This instant system restore will allow the IT teams to easily fix most computer problems, and users will be up and running in no time.
Optimize IT Response Time
Managing computers for a small business, school, campus or large enterprise all have varying challenges. Responding to any of these problems, big or small, in a timely manner is of the utmost importance for any IT administrator. By implementing a restore on reboot system, IT teams can address more IT tickets at a faster rate. Simply rebooting any machine in order to restore the system good as new will save IT departments the hassle of troubleshooting and diagnosing most problems. As a result, workstations are never down for too long and any problems are quickly resolved, allowing IT admins to move onto more important projects.
Improve User Productivity
When a computer goes down or becomes unresponsive, the user can spend an entire day or more trying to deal with the problem. IT delays are one of the leading forms of productivity loss in the workplace. Submitting an IT ticket, waiting for a technician to respond, assessing the situation, and ultimately coming to a resolution can come a little too late. Instead of going through this lengthy process, IT administrators can empower its users by giving them the option to deal with most issues themselves. With a restore on reboot system, users can quickly fix computer problems without having to submit an IT ticket.
Restore on reboot is perfect for multi-location network environments because it’s based on the concept of self-healing endpoints. Whether you’re managing public library computers, kiosk terminals, or other multi-users workstations prone to complications, the computer can fix itself with a restart. By simply rebooting, either by the user or remotely scheduled by the IT administrator, the computer is restored to working order without the need for further intervention.
The Best in Restore on Reboot Technology
Deep Freeze by Faronics provides the best in restore on reboot solutions. Its patented technology makes endpoint management easy. Once deployed, users have the freedom to use their workstations the way they want without fear of misconfiguration. Any system changes by the user or caused by malicious means (i.e. viruses, trojans, malware, etc.) can be reverted back to the computer’s pristine condition set by the administrator. With Deep Freeze, computers become unrestrictive and virtually indestructible.
IT teams can manage workstations from a central console. This allows them to perform administrative actions remotely such as scheduling a reboot at the end of the day in order to restore a workstation. To save user data, administrators can create frozen drives called ThawSpaces. Any work the user wishes to save can be directed to these drives. Therefore, important data is retained when the computer is rebooted.
In the event of system updates, admins can schedule thawed periods in order to perform routine maintenance. During this thawed state, updates are applied to systems then frozen again once completed. All these Deep Freeze tools provide IT administrators ways to efficiently manage and maintain workstations. As a result, users get the flexibility and reliability they need and IT teams receive less IT tickets.
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