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What does Fedex use to lockdown their computers?

Posted on 2013-10-22
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Hello All,

Not sure if there is an answer to this.. but I walked into a Fedex the other day, and had to use their computer to print.  I am impressed by the way they lockdown their computer.  Once you you have ended your session, it reboots itself and restore the image to the mandatory/default profile settings.

I am curious if anyone knows what they use?  I notice the software used to track internet connection/printing rates was called "track net" ?

I have used Faronics DeepFreeze in the past, but its not the same as how fedex is setup.. I would like to build somethign similar to test.
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Good question:

The public facing Workstation computers that you see in FedEx(or many other companies) are most definitely part of a domain.

This means, each of the end user computers are connected to a server computer(Windows server 2003 or 2008,...).

This server computer has a software on it which is called domain controller. Using this if a user logs off, Server computer will immediately gets informed and then Restores the image of that computer to a fixed restore point.
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Unknown...

SO what happens if the network cable is unplugged, does that mean the image wont be restored when users logs off?
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That is correct. If someone remove the link between the client computer and the server, then server cannot restore the image.

However when network cable unplugged and re-plugged, server gets notified and can restore the image.


It all depends on how server security rules are defined on the server.
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