[WEB4LIB] RE: Question on log file(s) for Deep Freeze users

Felty, Jayson L FELTYJ at uthscsa.edu
Thu Jul 1 10:39:15 EDT 2004

If Deep Freeze is turned off, then anything written to the log file
would be kept upon a reboot. In fact, that's a small security risk that
a computer could be infected during the overnight thawed period and be
frozen with the virus or trojan. It's a chance we're willing to take
because DF does work very well.

The thaw space is a virtual drive so if something happens to the file
system you might not be able to recover it. Have you thought about
redirecting the log files from each workstation to a centralized server?
Or redirect to a partition that only admins and the system can write too
and don't include that as a frozen partition.

Jayson Felty
UTHSCSA - Briscoe Library
Systems Department
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
feltyj at uthscsa.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: web4lib at webjunction.org
[mailto:web4lib at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Michael Sauers
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 8:31 AM
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Subject: [WEB4LIB] RE: Question on log file(s) for Deep Freeze users

Ah, I understand now. As far as I know this is not available in DF.
However it does sound like a good idea to suggest to Faronics. Though
you'd have to have at least the Professional version and have the "thaw
space" turned on in order to write the log to a spot that won't be
cleared on reboot.

Michael Sauers, Librarian, Trainer & Author Bibliographical Center for
Research (BCR) Aurora, CO :: 303-751-6277 x110 :: msauers at bcr.org

> Well, I was envisioning having a log of success and failure - for 
> example if we have 50 or so PCs which we leave on overnight to 
> unfreeze/thaw at 3am and run their windows updates, or perform some 
> other admin action, it would be handy to be able to check a log file 
> to see whether any of them failed to respond, perhaps by being off.

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