DeepFreeze is installed on all South Harrison student computers to protect them from virus, malware and unintentional user damage to the operating system and software systems. DeepFreeze prevents permanent changes to the hard drive from occurring. Any change to the computer will only be in effect until the computer is restarted. This includes:
Windows themes and preference settings Documents saved to My Documents Software installation Printer installations Wireless connections
DeepFreeze's status shows up in the system tray as a polar bear's face in a circle. If there is a red x in the image, deepFreeze is disabled and any changes to the computer will remain upon reboot.
The Thaw Space
To allow students to save their work on the laptop, DeepFreeze uses what they call a thawspace. The thawspace appears as a drive labeled 'T' and has 5 GB of space to save homework and projects. Anything saved in the thaw space will remain until deleted by the user.
Work saved to the thawspace is not backed up. All work should be saved to the Home Directory (H:) when attached to the school network.