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Deploying Deep Freeze Agent to Academic Desktop Computers

Deep Freeze[June 25, 2015] On Monday, June 29 from 8 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. IT staff will be deploying a software tool called Deep Freeze on all Windows-based academic desktop computers. IT will look at deploying a Deep Freeze agent for Mac computers in academic labs at a later time.

At this point, we are deploying the software agent only. We will be activating Deep Freeze prior to the start of the fall semester. More details will be communicated before this change occurs.

* academic desktop computers are typically used by Sheridan students in various open-access computer labs and other academic areas. Also included are the podium PCs found in many Sheridan classrooms.

What will Deep Freeze do once it is activated?

Deep Freeze will make physical academic computers behave more like those in our VDI** environment – with a simple reboot, any unwelcome or unwanted changes are removed from the system, restoring it to its pristine ‘Frozen’ state.

** VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. For more info on VDI visit the VDI Project page.

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Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change please contact the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to servicedesk@sheridancollege.ca.