My brother helps to maintain PCs for classes in children's public libraries in a pure/developed country.
The PCs are mostly low memory/CPU capable running Windows XP or later. There are nearly 10 classes in town with 5-15 seats each.
The usual problem he faces is:
- users save files so permanent storage becomes full and requires manual deletion
- users save personal files and forget to delete them
- users browse sites, load other programs and forget to delete cookies / passwords / authentication data
- users exceed time spent on in a sitting - fair use assumes no longer than 1 hour for 1 seat
- users install 3rd party software, adware, malware, viruses which occupy space and make the PC dangerous for later visitors
I am looking for Windows management software which is able to:
- prevent or limit installation of 3rd-party software and exceeding disk space
- clean all user data (files and authentication data) after logout
- track user logon time and block them after they exceed their limit
- allow remote administration and statistic gathering
It should be free or freeware for many seats (with supplied 80-100$/m salary per public library worker by the government, it is not possible to think about buying licensed software)
To fight viruses it is possible to use high quality freeware Avast antivirus.
To perform remote administration it is possible to use the freeware TeamViewer.
But I don't know any solution for cleaning the PC seat after log-out, and for monitoring and preventing users from performing dangerous operations (like disk formatting, hijacking system files, etc.)