I spend a great deal of time changing minor settings back to what I want them (and my boss expects them) to be. Little things like the wallpaper (it should be a stylized version of the organization's logo) being changed to humorous and sometimes inappropriate images, changing the default home page to Yahoo, Google, or pages that are completely inappropriate instead of the special page I created specifically for that purpose (which, among other things admonishes users NOT to change settings), the odd IE toolbar, and even deleting the printer (thereafter coming to me and complaining that the printer is "broken" ). You get the idea. One user was even able to uninstall the antivirus software, though I have no idea how.
All the users need to be able to do is use the internet, MS Word, and several programs that are already installed (like a typing tutor, resume wizard, etc). Anything beyond that and I want a nice big "Access Denied, stop doing that, buster!" box to come up. If possible, I even want to prevent them from saving files to the hard drive (we give them floppies for free for that purpose).
Anyone have any ideas? Built in Windows options? Free or very cheap program (I have no budget whatsoever ).
Sorry about the ranting, but you'd think people who are looking for a job wouldn't have so much time to be screwing around with my computers!
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 21 September 2006 - 02:14 AM.