Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze is software created to protect the integrity of computer workstations by locking the computer configuration. This gives the user free control of the machine to use the computer to its fullest ability by allowing the user to install programs, delete programs, change settings, etc, when the computer is up and running. When the computer is rebooted, all changes are lost and the system is brought back to the intended configuration.


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Where is Deep Freeze located?

The Deep Freeze software is only installed in computer labs and other computers that were requested to have it. Faculty and staff do not have this software on their computers.

Thawing

  1. When the computer is logged in, as any user, press Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F6. This will bring up a password screen.
  2. Type in the password given to you by GTS
  3. Click on Boot Thawed.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Log in as an administrator, in public labs, the gustavus user is what you should use.
  7. Make changes

Freezing

  1. After making the changes, restart the computer.
  2. Log in again.
  3. When the computer is logged in, press Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F6. This will bring up a password screen.
  4. Type in the password given to you by GTS.
  5. Click on Boot Frozen.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Restart the computer.

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