Deep Freeze Integration
Deep Freeze and
3rd Party Integration

Deep Freeze and 3rd Party Integration

Faronics recognizes that our customers use Deep Freeze in many diverse situations and manage their computing environments with an array of tools. Based on customer feedback, we’ve made things easier by providing several ways to manage Deep Freeze deployments in any enterprise setting. For more information on using any of the methods below, read our whitepapers or contact our Technical Support department.

Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC)
Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC)

The Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) offers network administrators increased flexibility

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is a systems management software

Altiris
Altiris

Altiris is a provider of IT service-oriented management software enabling IT asset management

Bigfix Patch Manager
Bigfix Patch Manager

BigFix is a policy-driven, unified IT security and operations optimization platform that provides IT personnel

ZENWorks
ZENWorks

ZENworks is a family of IT management products that tracks, manages and protects an organization’s client

Dell KACE
Dell KACE

Dell KACE products deliver comprehensive systems and device management from initial deployment through maintenance

NComputing
NComputing

Deep Freeze Server’s ability to make computer configurations indestructible is a perfect way to secure your NComputing

Citrix Ready
Citrix Ready

Citrix Receiver is the easy-to-install client software that provides access to your XenDesktop

Symantec Ghost
Symantec Ghost

Imaging workstations has become one of the quickest ways to deploy standard software to multiple computers.

Apple Remote Desktop
Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop allows you to manage all of your Mac computers over your network.

Casper Suite
Casper Suite

The Casper Suite provides a solution to help overcome challenges while utilizing Faronics Deep Freeze Mac


DEEP FREEZE COMMAND LINE CONTROL (DFC)
DEEP FREEZE COMMAND LINE CONTROL (DFC)

The Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) offers network administrators increased flexibility in managing Deep Freeze workstations. DFC works in combination with third-party enterprise management tools and/or central management solutions. This combination allows administrators to update workstations on demand.

It is important to note that DFC is not a stand-alone application. DFC integrates seamlessly with any solution that can run script files, including standard run-once login scripts.

Some of DFC’s commands include:

  • Restart workstation in a Frozen or Thawed state.
  • Set workstation to restart Frozen or Thawed the next time it restarts.
  • Query workstation Deep Freeze state.
  • Enable/Disable the workstation keyboard and mouse
  • Update Deep Freeze workstation configuration

To learn more about remote administration with the Deep Freeze Command Line Control read our whitepaper.


MICROSOFT SYSTEM CENTER CONFIGURATION MANAGER (SCCM) 2012
MICROSOFT SYSTEM CENTER CONFIGURATION MANAGER (SCCM) 2012

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is a systems management software product by Microsoft for managing large groups of computers running Microsoft Windows and other operating systems. Configuration Manager provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection and hardware and software inventory.

  • Deployment of Deep Freeze via SCCM
  • Controlling Deep Freeze through SCCM

To learn more about creating, configuring, and deploying a Deep Freeze installation file using SCCM read our whitepaper

If you are using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 or Microsoft SMS read our older whitepaper.


ALTIRIS
ALTIRIS

Altiris is a provider of IT service-oriented management software enabling IT asset management, network security management and more.

Deep Freeze integration with Altiris provides the following benefits:

  • Install and upgrade the Configuration Administrator.
  • Install and Uninstall Deep Freeze Workstation files and Seeds.
  • Install and use Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) to manage workstations both manually and as an Altiris job

For more information on integrating Deep Freeze with Altiris read our whitepaper.


BIGFIX PATCH MANAGER
BIGFIX PATCH MANAGER

BigFix is a policy-driven, unified IT security and operations optimization platform that provides IT personnel with real-time visibility and control of all enterprise computing devices.

Deep Freeze integration with BigFix provides the following benefits:

  • Easy deployment of Deep Freeze Enterprise
  • Permanent configuration changes to Deep Freeze deployments
  • Reliable execution of Deep Freeze tasks
  • Effortless deployment of Critical Updates and Virus Definitions

To learn more about controlling Deep Freeze with BigFix read our whitepaper.


ZENWorks
ZENWorks

ZENworks is a family of IT management products that tracks, manages and protects an organization’s client devices and their respective applications.

Deep Freeze integration with ZENWorks provides the following benefits:

  • Install and upgrade the Configuration Administrator
  • Install and Uninstall Deep Freeze Workstation files and Seeds
  • Install and use Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) to manage workstations both manually and as an Altiris job

For more information on integrating Deep Freeze with ZENWorks read our whitepaper.


Dell KACE
Dell KACE

Dell KACE products deliver comprehensive systems and device management from initial deployment through maintenance, security and support, using an all-in-one appliance architecture that is easy to use, fast to deploy and delivers rapid return on investment. Dell KACE technology partner solutions are based on best practices gained from implementing systems for organizations with varying technology needs and are designed to provide immediate customer benefits.

By utilizing the Deep Freeze Command Line Interface (CLI), the Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance can be leveraged for the following.

  • Automate workstation protection by installing, thawing, and freezing the Deep Freeze client
  • Maintaining and protecting the workstations
  • Leverage the K1000 Appliance for tracking Deep Freeze licenses

Our whitepaper discusses the integration of Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances and Faronics Deep Freeze technology.


NCOMPUTING
NCOMPUTING

Deep Freeze Server’s ability to make computer configurations indestructible is a perfect way to secure your NComputing solutions. Once Deep Freeze Server is installed, any changes made in any of the user sessions—regardless of whether they are accidental or malicious—are never permanent. Deep Freeze Server provides immediate immunity from many of the problems that plague computers today—accidental system misconfiguration,
malicious software activity, and incidental system degradation.

Deep Freeze Server enables users to enjoy a pristine and unrestricted computing experience, while IT personnel are freed from tedious helpdesk requests. Learn more.


CITRIX READY
CITRIX READY

Citrix Receiver is the easy-to-install client software that provides access to your XenDesktop and XenApp installations. With free download you can access applications, desktops and data easily and securely from any device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise is Citrix Ready for Citrix Receiver for Windows. Learn more.


SYMANTEC GHOST
SYMANTEC GHOST

Imaging workstations has become one of the quickest ways to deploy standard software to multiple computers. Deep Freeze can easily be managed from the Symantec Ghost Console through the use of the Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC).

Deep Freeze can be deployed using Symantec Ghost in the following two ways:

  • Creating a Master image with Deep Freeze installed
  • Creating a Master image with a Deep Freeze Seed installed

Read our whitepaper for more information.


APPLE REMOTE DESKTOP
APPLE REMOTE DESKTOP

Apple Remote Desktop allows you to manage all of your Mac computers over your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks — all from the comfort of your desk.

Our Deep Freeze Assistant can install tasks for use with Apple Remote Desktop. They appear in their own Deep Freeze folder on the ARD sidebar.

These tasks can be used as supplied or as a starting point for controlling Deep Freeze with ARD. Each task mirrors a Deep Freeze Controller command, although you can also remotely request the Deep Freeze status from any Mac via ARD.

To learn more about controlling Deep Freeze Mac with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) read our whitepaper.


CASPER SUITE
CASPER SUITE

The Casper Suite provides a solution to help overcome challenges while utilizing Faronics Deep Freeze Mac which requires special consideration when it comes to deploying updates and performing maintenance tasks across your environment. Deep Freeze puts clients in a Frozen state that prevents permanent changes from being made to the file system. This requires clients to be Thawed before changes can be made. Attempting to make changes to Frozen computers can result in inaccurate inventory records and inconsistencies across your environment.

  • Deploying and Updating Deep Freeze
  • Thawing and Freezing Partitions
  • Reporting on Deep Freeze

The Casper Suite Resource Kit includes scripts to Thaw and Freeze clients whenever the need arises. Running these scripts using the Casper Suite’s policy framework allows you to Thaw clients when Casper Suite maintenance tasks need to be performed and Freeze them again after maintenance is complete.

Our whitepaper provides a complete workflow for administering Deep Freeze with this challenge in mind.


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