[K12OSN] Deepfreeze

Jason tuxnician at execulink.com
Tue Dec 14 20:48:56 UTC 2004

Hi Lonnie,

I've used Deep Freeze for a few years now.  I have not found a way to 
allow updates on a frozen drive. I don't think it's possible. In the 
past I have installed antivirus software on another partition and left 
it thawed to allow updates.

You can have the login script unthaw a machine which will force it to 
reboot.  The next time the login script is ran it will freeze the 
machine.  You can run updates inbetween but it would be a pain.

DF has helped save time and effort in re-cloning machines.  Someone 
makes a change you just need to reboot.

> I have just joined the group so excuse me if the subject has been discussed 
> already. I am running redhat Enterprise on 15 server and windows 95/98 
> desktop. We use a netlog script to do update to our software that runs 
> everytime the user logs on. I wanted to ask is anyone using Deepfreeze and 
> have you found a workaround to allow updates to come down to the c:drive 
> without thawing Deepfreeze? Also I would like to ask user of Deepfreeze how 
> well it is working for them as we spend alot of time re-cloning machines, you 
> know how students can be. Thanks in advance

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