In short: you install the software once, and you configure it individually for each user.
On a well-managed Windows computer, there is one Administrator account and one or more Standard accounts.
The Administrator account is reserved to system administration tasks, and Standard accounts are used for daily work.
We recommend to perform the software installation with the Administrator account.
The installation is pretty straightforward, refer to the "Installation notes" paragraph on the Download page.
After performing the installation, you configure PREDATOR for each account to be protected.
Depending on the way you intend to use the software, that means:
- configuring the Administrator account - or not, if you want to protect only Standard accounts
- configuring one, some or all Standard accounts
For each account (be it Administrator or Standard):
- open a Session with this account
- follow the step-by-step configuration procedure at Running PREDATOR for the first time
- optionally, duplicate the settings from another user
Depending on the way you intend to use the software, you may use a distinct USB flash drive per account, or use the same flash drive for some or for all.
Additionally, if you have installed PREDATOR in several computers, you may also use a distinct USB flash drive per computer, or use the same flash drive for some or for all.
Indeed, the information stored in the flash drive is managed by computer and by user, so you can safely use the same drive for any combination of users and computers.
Important: When PREDATOR is running, you should never plug several registered keys in your computer at any given moment.
The default values of the Preferences are ok for cooperative users, i.e. responsible and security minded users who agree to have PREDATOR controlling their session.
However that may not always be the case, for instance:
- with PREDATOR running in a point of sales computer, some cashiers may find that inserting/removing their flash drive is a waste of time and they may try to stop the software
- with PREDATOR installed in the kids computer and the scheduler programmed to shutdown the PC at 10 PM, young users may be tempted to modify the schedule to get some more time playing
Then you will set the Preferences to enforce your security policy:
- Autostart with Windows: check
- Enable pause: uncheck
- Enable exit: uncheck
- Protect Preferences: check
- Enable splash screen: uncheck
- Enable Task Manager: uncheck
- Open log after alarm: uncheck
All these settings are described in the Preferences page.