How to make a Kiosk in Windows 7

Hello,
I have a School where many students log in, we want to make Kiosk computers i.e. the user can log save documents on desktop, however when they log off everything they have done or stored should be deleted.

They should also not be able to make any changes to system.

We only want to use Microsoft Technology & no third party softwares.

Please help.
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AcklesAsked:
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serchlopCommented:
There is a software called deep freeze wich make that every time you restart the PC or windows machine. In his site it say "Deep Freeze ensures that students are able to use public access computers with the assurance that their session will be free from accidental system misconfiguration, malicious software activity, and incidental system degradation. Personal information is never retained by the computer, which means IT personnel don’t need to worry about desktop computers becoming congested with student projects and files. Computing environments become easier to manage, and expensive computer assets are kept running at 100% capacity."

cheek the product page

http://www.faronics.com/es/Products/DeepFreeze/DeepFreezeEducation.aspx#vertical
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
Thanks, however we are not supposed to use any third party softwares.
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willcompCommented:
Windows Steady State (kiosk mode) is not available for Windows 7. This is Microsoft's guidance on tools available for Windows 7.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg176676%28WS.10%29.aspx?ITPID=sprblog
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serchlopCommented:
I don't know Mirosoft software that make this, but you can make a trick.

You have to create a guest user in Windows for example Usuario. What you can do is use temporal profiles. You have to log on in the computer with the user you will use. For example, log on as Usuario and then log off. Restart the computer and Log on with Administrator or other username with administrators privileges. In Windows Explorer look in folder User and rename or delete folder with the name of the user that you created as guest. Next time you try to log on with this user you will have a error messange because your profile doesn't exist and you will use a temporal profile.

Try it, maybe it will work for you.
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
However is it not possible to delete the Profile's data, I mean the complete data via script which can run during logoff or shutdown?

This way it's for sure & less of a hassle as there are many computers...
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grayeCommented:
I have an "Internet Cafe" that's essentially the same as what you're describing.  We just use the Windows 7 built in ability to protect the PC settings by using the Guest group.

Here is how it works.... you create a default user account (probably with no password).  You configure things the way you like them, then you merely add this account to the Guest group.  What this does is prevent the user from making any permanent changes.  Their profile (and all of their files) are automatically deleted when they log out.

This one simple act of adding an account to the Guest group provides essentially the same thing as the older Steady State did.
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the tip, however it doesn't do what is needed.
I created a new account & is only member of Guests Group, howeve after logoff & logon the data is still there....
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grayeCommented:
Really?  that's strange.  That's what we've been using for quite a while

Take a look at this article, it explains it all in detail (and shows an alternate way to activate the "Guest Mode" via the GUI(

http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1147645.htm
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
Thanks Graye,
However there is no Guest Mode in Windows 7 that is why all this trouble started at the first place...

Some IDIOT at MS just thought of removing it, please see the below:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/guest-mode-in-windows-7/1652ef33-6173-4c08-b677-d90bc0123d5f

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grayeCommented:
Yeah, I remember that now...

But we've been able to "recreate" the features of Guest Mode, by merely putting users in the Guest Group.  You're gonna make me go look at my Internet Cafe to see how we're doing it!!!  
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grayeCommented:
OK, yep... all we did was create an account and put it in the Guests group.   That's it... nothing else.

The behavior we get from this simple action is identical to what's described here:
http://www.labmonkeys.net/blog/using-the-windows-guests-group-in-labs/

...where the contents of their profiles are overwritten by the default users profile everytime they log in.
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
My apologies, I should have mentioned that there is no Domain. It's all in workgroup
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grayeCommented:
That shouldn't matter...   the profiles should be deleted upon logout and recreated upon login

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165398

I'm really kinda confused as to why you are not obtaining this default behavior.  Are you sure you added the account to the Guests group?  Perhap it requires a reboot for it to go into effect???
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
Yes I did, maybe coz it's Win Pro? But that shudn't matter
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grayeCommented:
Ok, I'll have to admit... I haven't tried it in a Workgroup.    It is distinctly possible that the "profile delete" behavior is different in a workgroup as compared to a domain.

Dang, they sure make this information hard to find!  
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
I am still loiling for solution
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
I would like to close the question as no one has been really able to help me.
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AcklesAuthor Commented:
I would like to close this
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