Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Shared Computer Toolkit

Do you have shared computers in a public place (such as in a library, school, or other organization)? Since these computers are so accessible to the general public, they will need to handle the day-to-day abuse that they will receive. From the computer phobic who can crash any application without trying to Johnny 'want-to-be' hacker who thinks he crack into any computer.

Microsoft is now offering a free tool that can lock down these public computers, its called the 'Shared Computer Toolkit' (SCT). This application allows you to lock down the computer's configuration, including Internet and application access. The SCT works by locking down the system through group policy settings, then replaces the boot partition every time the computer is rebooted.

System Requirements:
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
  • Disk partition about 10% of size of the boot partition.

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