An efficient way to configure a computer for shared use is to first install the full set of features, services, and programs that you will want to offer users. Configuring the system in this way (before Windows SteadyState is installed) will help you to set up shared user profiles more efficiently and to define settings and place restrictions on the existing configuration.

It is possible to add or remove programs after Windows SteadyState is installed; however, Windows Disk Protection must be turned off before doing so. Also, you must reconfigure each of the user settings to reflect the changes.

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If you have turned on Windows Disk Protection, you must turn off this option before any new software is installed or new restrictions are set.
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Some software is not optimized for a shared computer environment. For example, desktop search tools may reveal private information on the shared computer. E-mail clients requiring configuration, and Windows components such as fax services and Internet Information Services (IIS) can also add to the maintenance burden for the computer. They may also cause an inconsistent user experience on a shared computer.