How to restrict laptop user from restoring to factory defaults

Joined
Jan 14, 2021
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Hello! We have Windows 10 laptop users with company supplied applications and data. We have had some recent employees leave the company, and prior to them leaving, will restore the laptop to factory defaults. Is there a way to restrict the user from doing that so that all programs and data remain and out IT group can then backup that data prior to re-deploying? Thanks in advance for your help!!!
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2017
Messages
3,535
Reaction score
618
First off, the employment rules need to make plain anything on a computer is company property and destruction of it could be illegal, things such as the licensed programs, data created from them, E-Mail, etc. Secondly, find out what the manufacturer put on the HDD or SSD and remove it, see if it can be saved or get a copy from that maker. An extreme would be to wipe the drives and use the Enterprise edition of Win10 to install, would get rid of the factory restore possibility but not the Windows Reset/Restore.
 
Joined
Apr 22, 2017
Messages
5,477
Reaction score
684
Further to what @Bighorn said, make sure that the users don't have admin privileges and/or, restrict what they can actually do on the units by limiting user permissions!. Your IT dept should know how to do that!. ;)
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top