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How do YOU handle this.....Admin rights on classroom computers...??
Another "How do YOU handle this...?" kinda question: We are working our way through a multi-year project to add basic technology enhancements to all of our classrooms, (making sure they have a computer, projector, speakers, and all required cabling up to code).
Now that there are more computers available to enhance "traditionally non-technical instruction", faculty are wanting more and more access to the systems so that they can install whatever software they want, and run whatever updates they want. At first, this makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up, but - on the other hand, I can see someone wanting to be able to run simple little Adobe and Java updates....
How do you handle classroom presentation computers? Do you give all users admin rights?......ability to install software? Or, do you restrict that to your IT support folks? How do you mitigate the risks of having someone being able install whatever software/updates they want?.....anything from "demo software" to malware to toolbars to just about anything. We *do* run DeepFreeze on some of these systems....but some we don't, we just lock them down...
Thanks in advance,
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