I know that SteadyState is no longer supported by Microsoft, but I am faced with helping a school that has 100 XP PCs with no money to change to anything else right now — and no motivation to change.
They have a mess of machines because they have no server. No knowledge. SteadyState is just what they need.
But, after installation and setup — all which went OK — there is an issue at shutdown. The SteadyState program has to abnormally terminate with the "End this program" dialog in the "dumb" account with limited access setup for students. If I login and end another account with admin rights there's no issue.
So, do you know if we have to grant the "student" account higher rights to terminate the service? And does it make any difference since we are running the disk protection and reset on logout? I could block the program access to the steady state console so that any change isn't a change?