Posted by Lori Ayre on September 27, 2006

Fortres has created the Clean Slate Snap-In for use with your free Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit.

It provides an interface to make registry changes and modifications for different user profiles and it wipes out any changes made by users at reboot so you can give your users plenty of lattitude on your public PC.

The tool replaces the disk protection features that comes with the Toolkit and eliminates the need for disk partitioning. Nice.

Most of the configuration changes can be made without requiring a reboot and Windows Critical Updates and virus updates are allowed through automatically making it unnecessary to leave computers on overnight.

Educational pricing looks pretty reasonable. One license is $59 but to put it on all the computers in your library (one building), the education pricing is $325 for 15 CPUs, $570/100, or $685/unlimited.