What is Deep Freeze and
Why Should I Care?
The Niagara Wheatfield CSD utilizes a piece of security software called Deep Freeze. This application "freezes" the computer's configuration. This means that anything a student or staff person might do to the computer, i.e. load software, change settings, remove software, download music, will be lost upon reset or shut down. This protects the computer from viruses, maintains legal licensing of software, and maintains stability of the computer.
The key part of using this security application is that a teacher, student or staff member must not save their work to the desktop or hard drive of the computer. All work must be saved to the server.
If a teacher finds that they need permanent changes to their computer's configuration, they should call our Help Desk Receptionist, Kara Sykes, at x.3650. Your computer can be "thawed", changed and then "frozen" again.
As a teacher utilizes computers for instruction, any time a computer is malfunctioning ask the student to restart the computer. This will return the computer to its original configuration. It is good practice to ask students to restart, not shut down their computers at the end of each class. This way a teacher knows that the next class will be using computers that have been returned to their original configuration and the computer is ready for the next student to login.