The main screen of Windows SteadyState is your starting place to access each setting and restriction you can apply. These settings are divided into two types of settings, as shown in Figure 1:

Additional information on the settings and options available in the Windows SteadyState main dialog box are provided in Table 2.

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For additional information and support, the left navigation pane of Windows SteadyState includes links to several resources, such as the Windows SteadyState Community Web site.

Figure 1: Settings and options in the Windows SteadyState main dialog box.

Global Computer Settings Screen Shot


Table 2: Description of Settings and Options in Windows SteadyState

Setting or option Description

1. Set Computer Restrictions

  • Set system-wide, global computer restrictions.
  • Select privacy options, security restrictions, and other settings for the entire shared computer.

2. Schedule Software Updates

  • Schedule software and antivirus updates automatically or manually.
  • Add custom scripts that run at scheduled intervals.

3. Protect the Hard Disk

  • Turn Windows Disk Protection on or off.
  • Set protection levels for the system drive.

4. User Profiles

  • Select user profiles, configure Windows and feature restrictions, and block programs for a selected profile.
  • Lock or unlock a user profile.
  • Set the session timer, change passwords, change a user profile picture, and delete a user profile.

5. Add a New User

  • Add a new user, create a user name, set passwords, and select where a user profile is stored.
  • Select a picture to identify the user profile.

6. Export User

  • Export an existing user profile.
  • Save a user profile so that it can be moved to another shared computer.

7. Import User

  • Import an existing user profile.
  • Import an exported user profile to a shared computer with Windows SteadyState installed.

8. Additional Support

  • Find links to additional resources for Windows SteadyState.