we're going to be rolling out some laptops with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on them to clients and are looking for ways to lock down the majority of Windows settings (version, updates, etc.).
I know SteadyState (free tool from Microsoft) has worked well for many users of XP and Vista, but sadly there's no Windows 7 support.
After some Googling, it looks like Deep Freeze may be an option. Are there any other tools out there that people have used and like? Any other ideas?