Suggestions for a Lab environment?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Myrrh, May 15, 2016.

  1. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    #1 Myrrh, May 15, 2016
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    I've been tasked to setup a lab of Windows 10 Pro computers, running Office and a few other standard softwares.

    One specific requirement is that they want every user to logon to a "clean" generic profile. They should be able to do pretty much anything they like, create and save documents, etc., but after they log off everything should be discarded so the next user again has a "clean" profile. I'm stumped about the best/easiest way to go about this.

    Maybe I could create a user and logon, setup everything the way I want it, make a copy of the folder, and setup something in the task scheduler that copies it back every time that user logs off. How reliable would that be, especially with store apps and the like now being part of the user profile?
     
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  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    non-persistent disks on vm
     
  3. T-S

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    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Yep, best way.
     
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  5. Enthousiast

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    #6 Enthousiast, May 15, 2016
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    Under windows xp and 7 i used something called "steady state" for a few child pc's. The userprofiles are temp profiles and after logoff all changes they made were undone. I believe it's now part of "family safety" but i don't know for sure.

    You also could install vm's and create a linked clone, let them play in the clone and when they're done or want to start clean delete the clone and create another one.
     
  6. T-S

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    #7 T-S, May 15, 2016
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    The steady state was an XP only feature. Its replacement was present on 7 beta but was removed on RTM

    Reboot Restore Rx, I mentioned above, was created purposely because the removal of such great features.
     
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    #11 Myrrh, May 16, 2016
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