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Deep Freeze / Application Launcher / Novell

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We are trying to create applications to push down programs and program updates to workstations using ZenWorks 6.5.  These computers have Deep Freeze installed on them.  

The hardest part was to get the machines to login, run an application, and know to reboot thawed.  The machine comes back up with Deep Freeze disabled.  When the user logs back in, it finishes running the application.  The best way to get these applications to run are through application dependencies in the application.

The problem is we are trying to push down an application that is fairly large in size.  When more than about 5 people login, the application begins to run very slow and bombs on any that are started after.  

Is there anyway to limit the amount of users that can run an application at one time?  All applications we are running are being set to force run at user login.  So at 8am when everyone gets to work, the server is trying to push out the same application to 30 different users, causing roughly half to fail.  I want to do this process without having to spend the time each day associating the application with different users, if possible.  

Keep in mind.  The thaw application reboots the computer.  When the user logs back in, it is important that the application resumes running.  At the end of the application, it freezes the computer.  The machine does not need to remain thawed no longer than it has to.  A bit more detailed on how this works is here:
www.faronics.com/whitepapers/ZENworksAppDeployment.pdf

Thanks!
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