If you are as tired as we are of computer downtime and related technical support costs caused by software conflicts, registry corruption, virus attack, or any other problem, we have a suggestion that may help. In researching products to solve our own IT challenges, we came across “Deep Freeze” by Faronics Corporation. This product “prevents unwanted changes to a standard system configuration while providing a non-restrictive environment for users.”
The concept involves setting up a workstation the way you want it, installing Deep Freeze, then restarting the workstation, which will restore the original settings. Users have access to “thawed” areas, which are not protected, in order to save files and data permanently. Added utilities, professional, and enterprise versions all add various capabilities.
For professional design firms, with limited IT support and resources, this solution may be just what the doctor ordered.