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    I have been directed to prevent my users from saving data to the hard drive. I had understood that this could be done in Safe Mode. I booted into Safe Mode and selected Windows XP. Then I:

    - Opened my Administrator account,
    - Opened My Computer,
    - Right-clicked on Local Disk (C) - Properties - Security - Users and allowed only Read & Execute, List Folder Contents and Read.

    I rebooted into the User account, opened Word, typed some letters and clicked on File - Save As. The save occurred. I confirmed this by opening Windows Explorer and found the file. Failure,

    I repeated the above steps and clicked on Advanced. I found a list of accounts, three of which pertained to the users. I disallowed them everything and then allowed only read and execute entries.

    I rebooted into the User account, opened Word and proceeded as above. The results were the same. Failure.

    Iím at a dead end. Is it really possible to restrict the users as I endeavored to do? If so, please provide detailed directions.

    Thank you.
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    Here' a link that might help;Prevent user's
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    You cannot really prevent users writing to the hard disk without breaking Windows - it needs to write data to work.
    If you are on a network the best option is to redirect the users' home drives / My Documents via group policy. Then the users are automatically directed to the new My Docs when attempting to save.

    cheers, Paul

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    Consider Windows SteadyState or something similar.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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