Version 8.31.020.4642 (May 13, 2016)
15569 Addressed an issue where v8.30 fails to install on Windows 10 when Windows update bundle 318 is installed. This may be addressed by Microsoft in a future Windows update. (Case No: QJP-133-21304)
15569 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze could not be installed on computers with empty Windows Updates and a dialog with an error message “wcscpy_s – abnormal program termination” appears. (Case No: QIP-133-21304)
15570 Resolved an issue where Nessus Vulnerability Scanner flagged Deep Freeze as vulnerable. Deep Freeze is not vulnerable, it only flagged it as such. (Case No: HLF-929-94745)
15571 Resolved an issue where the workstation did not shutdown after no updates were found in Windows Update task. (Case No: YQN-567-57232)
16560 Unable to activate computers that do not have network cards enabled. (Case No: EYG-439-46031)
14039 Deep Freeze causes BSOD on systems with 4TB drives or higher. (Case No: YAF-375-97861)
13731 External 5 TB are not accessible on the workstation when Deep Freeze is in a Frozen state.
13842 Issues with installing Deep Freeze on systems with eMMC drives. (Case No: WKO-921-76972, PCL-402-38865, WKO-921-76972, WBU-981-32808, HCK-877-61202)
11425 Announcements are displayed as ‘New’ every time workstation reboots.
11496 DFInstall.log file does not have error entry, when silently installing workstation with ThawSpaces to be hosted on StorageSpace.
11885 Performance issues after installing Deep Freeze. (Case No: SBD-399-96597)
11895 Problems installing Deep Freeze on Amazon EC2 Virtual Machine. (Case No: OZQ-742-93976)
11903 Deep Freeze freezes external, removable storage devices. (Case No: RHB-584-77574)
12611 On 64-Bit Systems: Network Drive should not be listed in the drop-down list on ThawSpace configuration page while installing Deep Freeze.
12874 Installer does not upgrade pre-existing FarSpace/Fardisk drivers to the current higher version
12875 ThawSpaces appear Frozen if the FarSpace driver belongs to Deep Freeze Enterprise or Deep Freeze Cloud versions.
Version 8.30.020.4627 (November 03, 2015)
- Support for Windows 10
14473 Resolved an issue where Windows enters into Recovery mode when rebooting between Frozen and Thawed states. (Case No: OXG-496-12097)
Version 8.23.020.4617 (July 17, 2015)
13193 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Service crashed randomly.
11946 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze causes blue screen when Thawed on Windows Embedded.
11903 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze was freezing external, removable storage devices.
11695 Resolved an issue where the computer hung when External USB 3.0 drive was plugged when Deep Freeze was installed. (Case No: SJO-295-89647, PPB-766-23628)
Version 8.20.020.4589 (February 10, 2015)
12329 Resolved an issue where installing Deep Freeze with HP Drive Encryption software results in the computer not booting. (Case No: QYJ-250-63658)
12330 Resolved an issue where hidden ThawSpaces could not be made visible. (Case No: KSE-334-91711/ XLR-409-97951/ GRL-679-53579/ LGM-416-15899/ KSE-334-91711/ OFK-686-43639)
11428 Resolved an issue where the Cloud Connector must become available only when entering valid license and having it activated.
11429 Resolved an issue in the installer wizard where the ThawSpace dialog by default must be initialized by disabling ThawSpace creation.
12465 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze gets installed with expired status if installing it on the system where Deep Freeze Cloud has been uninstalled after expiry.
11430 Resolved an issue where the Cloud Connector dialog should not be displayed during installation, if the Cloud Agent is already installed.
12372 Resolved an issue with Deep Freeze system tray icon.
12894 Resolved an issue where incorrect notification pops up while installing Deep Freeze Standard on a computer where Deep Freeze Cloud is installed.
4086 Resolved an issue where Hidden drives were randomly unhidden after reboot or logging-in.
4360 Resolved an issue where launching and logging on to Deep Freeze creates a few seconds delay if windows logon user is a non-administrator.
Version 8.10.020.4579 (September 2014)
New Features and Enhancements
- Support for Windows 8.1
- ThawSpace – Create a virtual drive hosted on a local Frozen or Thawed drive where data can be saved permanently without being deleted by Deep Freeze during a reboot.
- Thaw Newly Discovered Hard Drive – Option to retain changes made on newly discovered hard disk.
- Thaw External Hard Drives – Option to retain changes on external USB or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) hard disk.
- Support for Brazilian Portuguese
- Deep Freeze Standard Cloud Connector – Evaluate and purchase a web-based, add-on subscription service designed for Deep Freeze Standard customers. Current customers will see a new Cloud Connector tab within Deep Freeze Standard once a registered license key is entered. Click this tab to connect your computer to deepfreeze.com.
Deep Freeze Standard Cloud Connector helps you centrally manage your Deep Freeze Standard computers from any location using a web browser. You can also apply various services such as Software Updater, WINSelect, Anti-Executable, Anti-Virus, and Power Save. As a Deep Freeze Standard customer, you are eligible to try Deep Freeze Standard Cloud Connector for free for 30 days.
Don’t have your credentials? Click the “Email me my credentials” option during installation or within Deep Freeze Standard after installation.
10115 – Resolved an issue where the computer hangs when P2 PCIE Card reader is attached. (Case No: SGB-558-17710)
Version 7.72.020.4535 (December 2013)
8831 On Windows 8 systems: Resolved an issue where AncillaryDev key disappears after upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, resulting in a failed uninstallation process.
9110 On Windows 8.1 RTM: Resolved an issue where the Fast Startup option failed to turn off while installing Deep Freeze.
Version 7.71.020.4499 (October 2013)
Deep Freeze notification messages are now displayed on all active user sessions on Remote Desktop Server (Windows Terminal Server) and Windows Multipoint Server. This feature is not supported on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Multipoint Server 2012. Learn more about Deep Freeze behavior when installed on Remote Desktop Server.
7766 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze installed incorrectly on Session 0.
7795 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze service reported an invalid current state 0 in the Windows Event Log. (Case No: YOC-456-50071)
Version 7.70.020.4460 (July 2013)
7311 Resolved an issue where the DFDiskLow drive caused BSOD on Windows XP systems with a FAT32 system partition. (Case No: RLM-498-27897, YKA-210-55431)
7053 Resolved an issue where data on Thawed partitions larger than 1TB was inaccessible with IO error due to large data sets. (Case No: MQD-872-12018)
Version 7.61.020.4320 (March 2013)
7156 Resolved an issue on XP systems where the error ‘Not enough server storage available’ was displayed on Deep Freeze workstations with certain third party software that utilizes IRPStack system resource. (Case No: JVU-655-36949)
7240 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze caused a deadlock on system startup if there was a zip drive present. (Case No: XBI-364-81148)
7307 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze 7.6 caused Blue Screen on computers with Microsoft BitLocker enabled on the system drive. (Case No: ZIH-859-63089)
7327 Resolved random Blue Screen issues on systems with a many disk devices . (Case No: TIW-271-41633/SUT-748-38530)
Version 7.60.020.4298 (December 2012)
- Supports Windows 8
- Support for Windows To Go
- Deep Freeze can be installed on Windows To Go to boot and run from mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives.
- Disable System Refresh and Reset
- Disable Windows 8 System Refresh and Reset when Frozen. Learn more about the difference between Deep Freeze and Microsoft System Refresh and Reset.
- Support for BitLocker “Used Disk Space” Encryption
- Deep Freeze is compatible with “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in BitLocker on Windows 8. Learn more.
- License Key Activation
- This version will include the ability to activate the license key. Activation is simple and painless and does not require the user to input any personal or authentication information. Learn more.
- 6762 – Workstation Blue Screen when ejecting ESATA devices. (XCN-236-87261)
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Specific Fixes
- 5511 – When remotely accessing Windows 8 workstations while Thawed and Locked, keyboard and mouse remain locked and black screen shows.
- 5512 – Remotely accessing a Windows 8 workstation in a Frozen or Locked state and then Locking it will cause the target workstation to reboot unexpectedly.
- 5537 – Workstation will Blue Screen when DF is installed with Windows 8 Storage Spaces.
- 6085 – Workstations Blue Screen when creating ThawSpace on ReFS.
- 6234 – On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: The workstation Blue Screen when installing ThawSpaces on Windows Storage Spaces.
- 6265 – On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Deep Freeze workstation does not show pop up messages on Windows Start screen.
- 6306 – On Windows Server 2012: Deadlock on startup, when boot into Frozen state on the system with Storage Spaces hosted on physical disk.
- 6338 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Storage Space drive remains Frozen when configured as Thawed.
- 6735 – Windows 8: Cannot manually shutdown Deep Freeze workstation with “Fast Start up” option enabled. Learn more.
Accepted Behavior for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
- 6147 – Windows 8: If there are any ThawSpace existing, recimg.exe fails to create backup image. Learn more.
- 6151 – When backing up the workstation in a Frozen state, both the backup application and the system hangs. Do not backup when workstation is Frozen.
- 6332 – Status of Dynamic StorageSpace drives on Windows 8 workstations are reported as “Healthy (At Risk)” in Disk Manager. Learn more.
- 6811 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: When the Notification displays on the logon screen it does not stay on top of the Start screen.
- 6821 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: A new Notification window does not popup if another Notification window is running in another user session.
Version 7.51.020.4170 (September 2012)
- 5471 – Resolved issues related to insufficient space on system drives when installing Deep Freeze. (Case No: YBK-318-94672)
Version 7.50.020.4100 (July 2012)
- Protect Master Boot Record (MBR)
Deep Freeze prevents a virus from injecting into MBR.
- Support for Hard Drives larger than 2 TB
- New and improved Deep Freeze Workstation Service with Logging
Enables our Tech Support to help with any corner cases.
2504 – Resolved an issue where there was a random deadlock on startup while installing/uninstalling Deep Freeze or creating/deleting ThawSpaces.
4037 – Resolved Blue Screen issue with certain keyboard and mouse drivers. (Case No: ZYP-187-69083, DCK-331-46840, OLV-592-70831)
4255 – Resolved Blue Screen issue when Express Cache is installed. (Case No: HMT-966-41631)
3572 – Resolved an issue where the task failed with License Expired error when trying to reboot workstations with expired license into Thawed mode.
3900 – Resolved translation issues. (Case No: OTU-350-44687)
Version 7.30.020.3852 (March 2012)
|Improvements in Deep Freeze WMI Classes.|
|License expiry notification displayed in the system tray.|
|FB1922||Resolved a Blue Screen at login on Frozen computers after updating from Deep Freeze 6.22 to 7.21. (Case No: TTR-416-23714)|
|FB2557||Resolved an issue on systems with custom Windows folder: Secure Channel Password was not being managed when Deep Freeze was in a Thawed state (Case No: DGV-558-22897)|
|TT2254||Resolved an issue where after uninstalling Deep Freeze on the workstation, Deep Freeze entry is not removed from Faronics Product under WMI.|
|TT2620||Resolved a Blue Screen on Dell computer with RAID hardware controller (PERC card) (Case No: RYF-134-76780)|
|TT2621||Resolved a Blue Screen. (Case No: OYK-134-64403)|
|TT2627||Resolved an unexpected shutdown error on a computer with hardware RAID controller. (Case No: IIA-307-84690)|
|TT2695||Resolved a Blue Screen issue after upgrading Deep Freeze. (Case No: MIS-143-20157)|
|TT2697||Resolved a cosmetic issue in the Status of Next Reboot option. (Case No: RLX-148-27814)|
|TT2774||Resolved an issue where the Windows Program Compatibility Assistant displayed a warning when Deep Freeze installation was cancelled.|
|2386||Resolved a security issue that could allow an unauthorized user to gain access to the Deep Freeze settings.|
|1902||Resolved issue where the keyboard shortcuts on the workstation did not work.|
|2245||Resolved a Blue Screen issue while logging off Windows 7. (Case: 130-33089)|
|2299||Resolved issue where the Embedded Events show inaccurate message time.|
|2323||Resolve a Blue Screen issue while logoff. (Case: 223-40305)|
|2326||Resolve a Blue Screen issue while logoff. (Case: 42-39496)|
|2328||Resolve a Blue Screen issue while logoff. (Case: 153-42051)|
|2325||Resolved issue where the number of Thawed restarts field was not wide enough to show two digits and was not limited to 9.|
|2339||Resolved issue where DFC crashed when launched from Windows folder.|
|2349||Resolved issue where Deep Freeze command line password was not limited to 63 characters.|
|2352||Resolved issue where D drive shows as Frozen even when it is Thawed and has a page file on it. (Case: 121-43697)|
|2354||Resolved issue with Deep Freeze and Ramdisk.|
|2363||Resolved issue where the Error Notification is not displayed when incorrect network settings are set via Deep Freeze.|
|2370||Resolved issue where the blank password dialog must expand and the scroll bar was not displayed.|
|2371||Resolved issue where the MaximumPasswordAge registry is not reverted back to 30 when Deep Freeze is uninstalled from the workstation.|
|2372||Resolved issue where the Deep Freeze UI items disappear when Alt button is pressed.|
|L226||Resolved issue where Anti-Executable was partially installed when Faronics Core remotely installed Anti-Executable after Deep Freeze is remotely installed.|
|2271||Resolved issue where Windows entered a boot loop when Deep Freeze was installed on an SSD supporting the ATA TRIM command. (Case# 76-37482)|
|2330||Resolved a password security issue.|
|2238||Resolved issue where Deep Freeze was unstable after running Last Good Known Configuration. (Case # 153-29637)|
|2246||Resolved issue where the Deep Freeze Workstation Installer hanged when it failed to write to the registry (due to a registry protection software blocking system registry access).|
|2308||Resolved issue where Deep Freeze looped infinitely in the Please Wait dialog when double- clicking the Install button.|
|2336||Resolved issue where FrzState login is not protected against buffer overflow and crashes if a long password string is entered.|
|2257||Resolved issue that could prevent roaming profiles from synchronizing correctly upon user log off.|
|2152||Resolved compatibility issue with WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software.|
|1561||Changing settings Boot Control settings results in a single (formerly multiple) confirmation dialogs.|
|2076||Resolved issue that could prevent a user from controlling Deep Freeze locally on a workstation.|
|2085||Non-English localizations only: Resolved an issue that caused some strings related to the License to remain in English after applying a License Key in English and then switching to a different language.|
|2127||Resolved issue that could result in an Access violation in address 0043658F in module DFwks.exe encountered when installing DF message when installing Deep Freeze.|
Officially supported on Windows 7.
|2087||Resolved issue that could cause a Deep Freeze workstation installation to terminate and fail if a raw partition existed on the disk.|
This is a beta version of Deep Freeze intended to test compatibility with Windows 7.
It has undergone a QA cycle. As with any beta product, this version should only be used if you have backed up all important data and are prepared to re-image client computers if something goes wrong.
Compatible with Windows 7.
|1944||Resolved an issue that could prevent installation from occurring successfully if a workstation had been updated to v6.52 or higher, then downgraded to v6.50, then updated to v6.51.|
|2022||Resolved a potential security vulnerability that only affected Deep Freeze Standard installations.|
No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with Deep Freeze Enterprise.
|•||Licensing:Deep Freeze now employs the same licensing scheme as other Faronics products. Therefore, a valid License Key must be entered into the product in order to prevent it from expiring after a 30-day evaluation period.|
|•||Simplified Chinese localization added.|
Improved / Changed Features
|•||Rewritten and expanded user guide.|
|•||Windows 95/98/Me support dropped.|
652 Windows Vista only: Resolved issue where Deep Freeze files did not have proper large and extra large icons.
1150 Windows 2000 only: Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen in certain circumstances when an external USB hard disk drive was plugged into a Frozen system and then unplugged.
1153 Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze icon to not appear in the System Tray, resulting in an inability to access the Deep Freeze login menu.
1802 Resolved issue that could result in a failed installation of Deep Freeze in very rare circumstances.1848 Resolved issue that could result in Windows errors occurring during boot while Frozen in very rare circumstances.
|942||Resolved issue that could allow a non-administrator user to kill Deep Freeze processes resulting in the icon not being displayed in the system tray (the machine would remain Frozen)|
|1197||Resolved compatibility issue with Macintosh clients using Boot Camp with Deep FreezeDeep Freeze build 1931 or 1968.|
Rewritten password security functionality to resolve a reported potential security vulnerability in which a malicious user may be able to bypass the Deep Freeze password dialog when running as a Windows administrator user.
1179 Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze password dialog to become non-responsive due to a compatibility issue with Novell’s login dll (NWGina.dll).
Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen in very specific circumstances: a non-functional place-holder SD card was inserted into a card reader slot on a machine with some versions of the Ricoh hardware driver installed.
Resolved issue that could prevent a workstation from restarting correctly after installation of Deep FreezeVersion
|•||Resolved issue that could cause the Windows login window to fail to appear on certain computers that had Deep Freeze installed|
|•||Resolved compatibility issue with nForce RAID systems|
Resolved an issue that could cause a workstation installation to fail on computers that are not logged in (after the machine was restored from a Sysprep image)
No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with Deep Freeze Enterprise. Version
|•||Resolved issues that could prevent the Deep Freeze icon from being displayed in the System Tray on any machines (including Vista), resulting in the computer being unable to be booted into the Thawed state|
|•||Resolved compatibility issue with SafeGuard|
Resolves one cause of an issue that could prevent the Deep Freeze icon from being displayed in the System Tray on Vista machines, resulting in the computer being unable to be booted into the Thawed state Version
|•||The Boot Control window provides the ability to Reboot Now|
|•||System tray icon no longer flashes when machine is Thawed|
|•||Resolved issue where some buttons were not localized on non-English systems|
|•||Resolved issue with Microsoft IME (input method editor) on Windows XP SP2 Japanese|
|•||Resolved compatibility issue with Daemon Tools that could prevent USB drives from mounting on first use|
Windows Vista support
|•||Resolved all known Vista-specific issues from version 6.10.020.1616|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue with Tor Privoxy|
|•||Resolved issue where the program would not stop the user from attempting to uninstall Deep Freeze while the system is Frozen if a 6.x workstation installation file is used to uninstall Deep Freeze 5.x|
|•||Windows XP 64 bit support|
|•||Localization to English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese languages|
|•||Installable on Vista for experimentation and testing. However, installation on Vista is not supported by Faronics. For the latest compatibility information, go to our Deep Freeze Vista information page at: http://www.faronics.com/dfvista|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue that causes Blue Screen when booting into the Frozen state|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue with nVidia Nforce IDE drivers|
|•||Resolved an issue that caused the abnormal termination of the process that allows the user to change the Deep Freeze state locally|
Improved program performance
|•||Resolved an issue when installing Deep Freeze on compressed drives|
|•||Resolved an issue that prevented accessing the Deep Freeze workstation the login window through the hotkey combination Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F6 if the password was changed and the confirmation message was closed automatically|
|•||Resolved an issue where changes to the USB input devices resulted in the System Tray icons not being displayed|
|•||Resolved an issue where a system displayed an error referencing an Stack Overflow Exception in module FrzState2k.exe|
|•||Resolved an issue where USB storage devices were not be assigned drive letters when they were plugged into computers running Daemon Tools 4.x or Alcohol 120%|
|•||Resolved compatibility issues with PGP Whole Drive Encryption, SafeBoot, and PointSec encryption software|
Enhanced security for Win 9x operating systems
|•||Improved program performance|
Resolved a stability issue
|•||Enhanced password security|
|•||Improved program performance|
Resolved a compatibility issue with the Symantec Ghost client
The Clone option was added to the Deep Freeze logon window to prepare
workstations for the imaging process.
|•||Enhanced password security.|
|•||Enhanced user interface.|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue with Lexar SafeGuard USB flash driver.|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue with systems that had Iomega Zip Drives installed.|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue with systems running ActivTest.|
Improved detection of dynamic disks on Windows 2000/XP. Freezing of software- implemented mirrors is now allowed and Freezing of software-implemented stripes or RAIDS is disallowed.
No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with Deep Freeze Enterprise.Version
|•||Resolved an issue that could result in the Deep Freeze icon not being displayed in the SystemTray after uninstalling and subsequently re-installing Deep Freeze.|
|•||Resolved an issue that could cause slow boot times if the PERSI0.SYS file was set to read only.|
Version 18.104.22.16820 (March 2013)