Version 126.96.36.19920 (March 2013)
7155 Resolved an issue where the Password field was skipped when entering login information in the Batch File tab of Deep Freeze Administrator. (Case No: VTY-124-81866)
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)
2908 – Duplicate workstation entry may be displayed in Enterprise Console. (Case No: KRY-491-25099)
4443 – Boot loops may occur if a Windows Update Task is interrupted by configuration changes from the Enterprise Console or forcible ending the Workstation Task. (Case No: MOR-579-15196)
5942 – Restart or Shutdown tasks initiated from Enterprise Console fails on Deep Freeze workstations with Novell Client 4.91 SP5 and custom login extension. (Case No: HNR-735-45152)
6040 – Under certain circumstances, scheduled tasks created via the Enterprise Console may not reflect the correct next execution date and time in the schedule properties. (Case No: MQH-600-96233)
6351 – Lock Keyboard and Mouse command fails on workstations with touch screens.
6356 – Idle Time Task pops up regardless of touch screen activities.
6950 – On XP, whenever the Windows Screensaver is active on logon screen, remote Deep Freeze actions do not kick-in. (IQA-512-62854)
7051 – Deep Freeze installation on workstation images – “hanging at shutdown” during Login Script. (CFF-939-12971)
7311 Deep Freeze causes Blue Screen on XP systems where system partition is FAT32. (Case No: RLM-498-27897)
7346 Deep Freeze fails to create Windows Update Thawed cache folder on N-Computing systems with certain VSpace versions. (Case No: NPZ-667-36684)
7342 Deep Freeze sets the exFAT partition to Frozen state regardless of the Deep Freeze configuration of which drive to Freeze. (Case No: KVC-818-40780)
Version 188.8.131.5298 (December 2012)
- Workstations are supported on Windows 8
- Enterprise Console is supported on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
- Windows 8 Start Screen Enhancements
- Display Deep Freeze notifications for shutdown, restart, maintenance etc. on top of Start Screen.
- Display Deep Freeze Administrator and Enterprise Console tiles.
- 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.
- 5713 – Enterprise Console may display nested, repeating groups. (Case No: OSK-352-44278)
- 6074 – DFWUlogfile.log is malformed after Deep Freeze upgrade from 7.30 to 7.50. (BXR-449-70108)
- 6143 – Enterprise Console hangs when RDPing into the console workstation while the Enterprise Console is running. (XPT-246-31060)
- 6297 – For deployments over 500 workstations, when running Deep Freeze Tasks from the Enterprise Console, workstations tasks are slow to complete. This issue was introduced in v7.5 and an upgrade of the clients to v7.6 is recommended to resolve it. (LKH-533-91318) Learn more.
- 6300 – Enterprise Console hangs when trying to remove workstations from user defined group. (AWD-418-82273)
- 6501 – Cannot change Windows Update settings on workstation after using “Run Windows Update” from Enterprise Console. (TTW-580-31610)
- 6762 – Workstation Blue Screen when ejecting ESATA devices. (XCN-236-87261)
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Specific Fixes
- 5473 – Blue Screen at Windows 8 login screen when DF attempts to mount cache folder for Windows updates.
- 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.
- 6085 – On Windows Server 2012: ThawSpace hosted on ReFS partition is not accessible.
- 6104 – Windows Server 2012 will Blue Screen while performing a backup
- 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.
- 6713 – On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Sent Message is not displayed on the target workstation which is automatically logged in.
- 6735 – Windows 8: Cannot manually shutdown Deep Freeze workstation with “Fast Start up” option enabled. Learn more.
- 6819 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Notifications with a Cancel button consumes 100% CPU even after clicking on it.
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 184.108.40.20670 (September 2012)
- On-demand Windows Update from Console
Select workstation(s) in Deep Freeze Console and choose to Run Windows Update. Windows updates will be performed on the selected workstation(s) based on settings provided under the Windows Update tab in Configuration Administrator.
- Windows Update Command Line Control
Use “DFC password /WU” syntax to download and install Windows updates locally on the workstation. Optionally, enable keyboard and mouse [/UNLOCK], suppress warning message [/NOMSG], and return the machine to Thawed State after completing Windows Update [/THAW].
- Windows Update option in Console Customizer
Create customized console that provides the ability to enable or disable the ability to Run Windows Update. The Console Customizer can be launched from Tools > Console Customizer in the Deep Freeze Console.
- 5770 – Resolved an issue where the DFC utility rebooted the system when trying to boot in the mode the workstation was already in (CME-185-15094).
- 4155 – On BootCamp systems, improved performance of Faronics Storage Spaces which resolves some issues for Faronics Core products. (Case No: IXY-437-26246). See KB for more detail.
- 5471 – Resolved issues related to insufficient space on system drives when installing or upgrading Deep Freeze workstation. (Case No: YBK-318-94672)
- 5659 – Resolved an issue where the same Batch file is re-executed if the workstation was rebooted manually during Batch File task.
- 5645 – Deep Freeze Loadin (Faronics Core plug-in) – Resolved an issue where it was not possible to install Deep Freeze Loadin using the Bootstrapper installer on Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 64-bit.
Version 220.127.116.1100 (July 2012)
- Cache Windows Update
Windows Updates can now be cached on the workstation even when it is in a Frozen state. Updates will be applied when the computer is in Thawed state. Experience significantly faster execution of Windows Update Task because updates are already downloaded. Learn more.
- Detect when Windows Updates are finished and automatically end the Windows Update Task. Setting an end time for Windows Update Task is now optional.
- Protect Master Boot Record (MBR)
Deep Freeze prevents a virus from injecting into MBR.
- Support for Hard Drives larger than 2 TB
- WSUS Restrictions Removed
All updates downloaded from your WSUS will now be installed on the workstation. The previous limitation of only downloading and applying critical and security updates is now limited to updates downloaded directly from the Microsoft Update Website.
- Port Exceptions for Deep Freeze Enterprise Console
Communication ports for Deep Freeze no longer need to be manually configured.
- New and improved Deep Freeze Workstation and Console Service with Logging
Enables our Tech Support to help with any corner cases.
- New and improved User Interface for the Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator
Usability improvements for Workstation Tasks (Maintenance Schedule). Dedicated Windows Update User Interface.
- New and improved Graphics for the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console
- User guides are linked online, reducing the size of the installer by half
- New Utility - Deep Freeze MSI Packager
This utility is included in your download and allows you to convert the Deep Freeze Workstation Install Program (DFWks.exe) executable file into a Windows Installer (.MSI) file format.
2504 – Resolved an issue where there was a random deadlock on startup while installing/uninstalling Deep Freeze or creating/deleting ThawSpaces.
2997 – Resolved an issue where the Configuration Administrator was displayed when the user declined to change the customization code.
2998 – Resolved an issue where errors were displayed when the Deep Freeze Console was open and the customization code was modified.
3079 – Resolved an issue where Reboot Thawed and Locked task was allowed to be executed on a workstation that was already Thawed and Locked.
3625 – Resolved an issue where the idle task message did not change when the behavior settings of the task changed.
3764 – Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Windows Update did not log the actual name or the IP address of the server.
3026 – Resolved an issue where a ghost Enterprise Console process is left running on closing the console.
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 several translation issues. (Case No: OTU-350-44687)
Version 18.104.22.16800 (July 2012)
This is a beta version of Deep Freeze to conduct usability testing and refine features to be widely available in v7.5. If you wish to participate in the Deep Freeze beta program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your contact details and why you would like to participate.
Version 22.214.171.12452 (March 2012)
Deep Freeze Enterprise
|Improved Deep Freeze performance on RAID controllers.|
|Improved Deep Freeze functionality with Anti-Executable. Anti-Executable will not disrupt Deep Freeze actions.|
|License key expiry notification displayed (on the console computer).|
Deep Freeze Loadin (for Faronics Core)
|Improvements in Deep Freeze Client. Deep Freeze Client reports to Faronics Core faster.|
|Customization Code in Deep Freeze Loadin increased to 255 characters.|
|Improvements in Deep Freeze WMI Classes to ensure uninterrupted communication with Faronics Core.|
|Deep Freeze Loadin actions are now synchronous. Workstation tasks are fully completed before reporting as “successful” to Faronics Core.|
|Deep Freeze Loadin tasks now conform to the Faronics Core task behaviour criteria. The task returns as “successful” if the workstation is already in the desired state.|
|Action Behaviors in Faronics Core provides “Reboot Thawed and Locked” to specify default task behavior.|
|Multiple Deep Freeze tasks can now be queued via Faronics Core.|
|Improved error messages when Deep Freeze Loadin tasks fail.|
|The Deep Freeze installer file cached at the Core Server is removed once the install/upgrade task is performed and removed from History.|
|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)|
|FB2538||Resolved an issue where workstations were not updating status in Faronics Core. (Case No: FFM-597-40856)|
|FB2553||Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstations were not reporting status updates to Faronics Core. (Case No: CQH-179-71521)|
|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)|
|FB817||Resolved an issue where status was not accurate for some period of time for workstations managed by Deep Freeze Loadin.|
|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)|
|TT2693||Resolved an issue where Reboot Frozen/ Reboot Thawed task failed with Invalid Timestamp on some computers when Faronics Core Console was overloaded.|
|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.|
|TT2777||Resolved an issue where Faronics Core sometimes did not display the Deep Freeze workstation status after install. (Case No: PDG-899-28895)|
|TT2788||Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze WMI provider prevented the local Faronics Core Agent uninstall or upgrade.|
|TT2792||Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Workstation sometimes did not report status to Faronics Core. (Case No: IDU-897-12223)|
|FB2414||Resolved a cosmetic issue in the title of Deep Freeze Loadin install wizard.|
|FB2432||Resolved an issue where after installing the Deep Freeze Seed, workstations were displayed only in Seed child node but not in Deep Freeze parent node.|
|FB2433||Resolved an issue where workstations were still displayed under Deep Freeze parent node on Faronics Core even after the Deep Freeze Client was uninstalled.|
|FB2435||Resolved an issue where DfShl.dll file has missing version properties.|
|FB2446||Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Loadin does not remove temporary installation files on the console computer.|
|FB2474||Resolved an issue where the incorrect string is displayed on Loadin setup interrupted dialog.|
|TT230||Incorrect icon size/resolution on windows install/uninstall panel|
|TT231||Resolved an issue where Faronics Core could not manage Deep Freeze (invalid Customization Code error on tasks).|
|TT237||Resolved an issue where all Deep Freeze actions show inaccurate failure reason in Task History while running workstations where Deep Freeze was uninstalled.|
|TT244||Resolved an issue where it was able to change Customization Code to a blank code in Deep Freeze Loadin properties from Faronics Core.|
|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 MaximumPasswordAgeregistry is not reverted back to 30 whenDeep 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.|
|•||Management of Secure Channel Passwords:Deep Freeze changes the value of the Group Policy Maximummachine account password age based on the Deep Freeze state (Frozen or Thawed).|
|•||Lock Keyboard and Mouse in Deep Freeze Loadin:Lock keyboard and mouse and Boot Thawed and Locked are now available in Deep Freeze Loadin.|
|•||License Management in Deep Freeze Loadin:Deep Freeze Enterprise and Deep Freeze Server Enterprise Licensing can now be managed via Deep Freeze Loadin.|
|2271||Resolved issue where Windows entered a boot loop when Deep Freeze was installed on anSSD supporting the ATA TRIM command. (Case# 76-37482)|
|2330||Resolved a password security issue.|
|2223||Resolved issue where adding a workstation on an existing Wake-On-LAN task crashed the task. (Case# 153-29637)|
|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).|
|2258||Resolved issue where DFent.exe/update command could not reapply the existing higher version license in the old Deep Freeze Console.|
|2262||On 64-bit workstations: Resolved issue where the ThawSpace driver was not updated when upgrading from 7.0 to higher versions.|
|1605||Resolved issue where the Scheduled Task Wizardalways showed the current date in the message Deep Freeze will perform the task at …when a new weekly or monthly task is created and the first run date is not the current date.|
|2308||Resolved issue where Deep Freeze looped infinitely in the Please Wait dialog when double- clicking theInstall button.|
|2336||Resolved issue where FrzState login is not protected against buffer overflow and crashes if a log password string is entered.|
|L193||Resolved issue where an improper message is displayed on Reboot Frozen and Lock/ Unlock Keyboard and mouse action on workstations that were running in Maintenance Mode.|
|L212||Resolved issue where Deep Freeze Standard could be pushed to any workstation from Faronics Core Console using Deep Freeze Loadin.|
|L213||Resolved issue when Deep Freeze Server is attempted to be installed on a non-server operating system and the task moves to History with a Successful status.|
|L216||On Windows 2003 Enterprise and Standard 64-bit systems: Resolved issue where the workstation restarts and does not install Deep Freeze Client through Faronics Core Console. Only after the push install is successful, the installer starts and the install process is launched.|
|2257||Resolved issue that could prevent roaming profiles from synchronizing correctly upon user log off.|
|•||Compatible with the Deep Freeze Loadin for Faronics Core.|
|•||Compatible with Faronics Anti-Virus.|
|1904||Resolved issue that could cause the Retain ThawSpace setting to always be unchecked after updating a workstation from the Enterprise Console or DFC using a blank file.|
|2027||Resolved issue that could cause a drive set to be hidden with a local policy to be visible after installing Deep Freeze with a ThawSpace.|
|2131||Resolved unexpected behavior when applying Reboot Thawed / Reboot Thawed and Locked/ Reboot Frozencommands on a workstation while it is in Maintenance Mode.|
|2152||Resolved compatibility issue with WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software.|
|2167||Resolved unexpected behavior when applying Lock /Unlock commands on a workstation on which Deep Freeze had expired.|
|2169||Resolved issue that could cause a ThawSpace to be inaccessible on a dual boot Macintosh running Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.|
|2208||Resolved issue that could cause a partition or drive to be hidden after uninstalling DeepFreeze, if the drive letter had previously been assigned to a hidden ThawSpace.|
• Compatible with the forthcoming Deep Freeze Loadin for Faronics Core. Contact email@example.com for more information.
|1561||Changing settings Boot Control settings results in a single (formerly multiple) confirmation dialogs.|
|1908||Resolved issue that would prematurely update a workstation’s status in the EnterpriseConsole after performing a DFC /thawlocknextboot command.|
|1914||Resolved incorrect message that was displayed on a workstation that was in a ThawedLocked state.|
|1963||Resolved issue that could result in the keyboard and mouse being unresponsive after uninstalling Deep Freeze from the Enterprise Console while the workstation’s keyboard and mouse were Locked.|
|2058||Resolved issue that could allow the Windows Update log file on a workstation to grow indefinitely.|
|2075||Resolved issue that could result in a workstation remaining in Maintenance Mode past the scheduled end time.|
|2076||Resolved issue that could prevent a user from controlling Deep Freeze locally on a workstation.|
|2083||Japanese localization only: Localized the About menu.|
|2084||French localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.|
|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.|
|2086||Resolved incorrect message when importing a configuration file from Deep Freeze v6.3 or earlier that caused a Restart event to be referred to as a Shutdown event.|
|2092||Resolved issue that could prevent the DFC /Bootfrozen command from restarting the system on Macintosh computers running Windows in Boot Camp.|
|2094||German localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.|
|2127||Resolved issue that could result in an Access violation in address 0043658F in moduleDFwks.exe encountered when installing DF message when installing Deep Freeze.|
|2165||Resolved issue that could prevent the Workstation Seed status in HKLM\Software\ Faronics\Deep Freeze from being updated correctly after uninstalling a Workstation Seed.|
|2178||German localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.|
|•||Officially supported on Windows 7.|
|•||Maintenance Mode is now compatible with the Enable Deep Freeze Maintenance ModeCompatibility feature of Faronics Anti-Executable v3.4 (or later).|
|2070||Resolved an issue that could cause Update Mode to fail on some Windows 7 systems.|
|2072||Japanese localization only: Resolved minor localization issue.|
|2079||Windows 7 only: Resolved compatibility issue with the Windows Program Compatibility Assistant when using the Update command in Deep Freeze.|
|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.
|1888||Resolved an issue in the One Time Password Generator that caused incorrect keystrokes to be displayed when non-hex characters were entered.|
|1911||Resolved an issue that could cause an existing .rdx file to be unexpectedly deleted in a specific circumstance: If it was opened for editing in the Configuration Administrator and some disallowed settings are specified (such as an empty password), then a Save As command is issued with the existing name; the original file was deleted, but the new file fails to save because of the error in the configuration.|
|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.|
|2028||Windows 2000 only: Resolved an issue that could cause installation of the Configuration Administrator to fail with an error message.|
|1886||Resolved cosmetic issues on the One Time Password Generation dialog.|
|1938||Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREAerror when ThawSpace was used in certain rare circumstances.|
|1958||Resolved cosmetic issues in the Console Customizer dialog.|
|1961||Resolved issue that could cause an Access Violation error to appear in the EnterpriseConsole in specific circumstances.|
|•||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.|
|•||Wake-on-LAN (WOL) across subnets:WOL can now be used across subnets on non-class C networks.|
|•||New Embedded Events Scheduler:The Embedded Events Scheduler now combines all possible Embedded Events onto a single configuration tab and allows for multiple events to be scheduled on a single day.|
|•||Customizable warning messages:Customizable warning messages can now be displayed at the workstation prior to Maintenance, Restart, Shutdown, or Idle Time events and a separate customized message can be displayed during a Maintenance event.|
|•||Event override option:Users can optionally be allowed to cancel any Embedded Event (Maintenance, Restart, Shutdown, or Idle Time) prior to execution from the workstation.|
|•||Windows Updates that are applied via Deep Freeze are now logged to a log file.|
|•||Multiple ThawSpaces (up to eight) can be created.|
|•||ThawSpace(s) can individually be specified as Visible or Hidden.|
|•||Integrated Console Customizer:Customized copies of the Enterprise Console with limited features can be created for distribution in your organization.|
|•||Connect via Remote Desktop Connection (RDC):Administrators can take control of a remote computer through the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console via Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol. RDC enables easy access, configuration, and control abilities on any networked computer.|
|•||Remote ExecuteRemotely execute an executable file on a computer. Administrators do not have to visit each workstation to install a program, and reliance on third party management solutions is reduced.|
|•||Push and Install MSI:Push and install a .msi file on a computer. This allows administrators to use the Enterprise Console to install applications rather than scripting, GPOs, or using third party tools.|
|•||Integrated Action Files:Action Files call an external program or script through the Enterprise Console to reduce the need for third party tools. Administrators can use any scripting language that can be called through command line.|
|•||Visual indication of selected Remote Console.|
|•||Simplified Chinese localization added.|
Improved / Changed Features
|•||Rewritten and expanded user guide.|
|•||Embedded Maintenance events now take priority over embedded restart/shutdown events if both have been scheduled as overlapping events.|
|•||Windows 95/98/Me support dropped.|
|•||The Deep Freeze Windows Updates setting no longer modifies pre-existing registry keys.|
|•||The ThawSpace file format can no longer be specified—NTFS format is used in all cases.|
|469||Resolved an issue that could cause the incorrect task icon to appear on the scheduler in a Console connected to a Remote Console or a Server Service Manager after the task is executed.|
|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.|
|1158||Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console log file to retain records that are more than 48 hours old.|
|1177||Resolved issue that could prevent the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console from opening and reports a blank error dialog if the Console Log File is extremely large (over 400MB).|
|1668||Resolved an issue that could allow the left-hand pane of the Enterprise Console to be resized all the way to the left until it was no longer visible and could not be moved back without a restart of the Enterprise Console.|
|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.|
|1880||Resolved issue where the Type field of the Passwords tab in the Configuration Administrator was user editable; if Type was modified, the specified password would not be accepted on a client computer.|
|1883||Corrected the tab order on the Drives tab in the Configuration Administrator.|
|1884||Corrected the tab order on the Maintenance tab in the Configuration Administrator.|
|1890||Resolved an issue in which the mouse focus had to be manually set to an existing group before a new user defined group could be added as a sub-group via the right-click menu.|
|1891||Resolved an issue in which the status fields at the bottom left corner of the Enterprise Console were user selectable.|
Internal and private beta release only
|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 and loss of communication with the Enterprise Console (the machine would remain Frozen)|
|1167||Resolved issue that could cause an abnormal program termination error to appear on a workstation after using the Unlock command in the Enterprise Console if a VNC session had previously been used to clear the lock message on the workstation|
|1197||Resolved compatibility issue with Macintosh clients using Boot Camp with Deep 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 Freeze|
|•||Resolved issue that could prevent the Restart on Logoff feature from working if Terminal Services was disabled on a workstation|
|•||Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to crash when pushing out more than 15 simultaneous workstation configuration updates|
|•||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)
|•||Deep Freeze Console Customizer compatibility; Enterprise Consoles can now be customized with limited features using the separate Console Customizer utility|
|•||User Defined Groups can now be imported from a Novell LDAP server|
|•||Workstations can now be dragged from User Defined Groups, network list, or history to schedule a task directly in the network and groups panel|
|•||Resolved an issue that could result in very slow installation from the Console in certain circumstances|
|•||Resolved issue with the Restart on Logoff feature that could prevent logoff scripts from running|
|•||If ALT+C is used to extend the Create menu in the Configuration Administrator, keyboard input is now correctly accepted without needing to press ALT once more|
|•||Resolved issue in the Enterprise Console that could cause the Remote Connection > Clear History command to generate an Access File violation|
|•||Resolved issue that could result in a Deep Freeze workstation warning dialog in not displaying text correctly if the user is logged in with a non-admin account|
|•||Resolved an issue on 64-bit Vista systems that could result in an error message being displayed if the Console was shut down before the workstations finished populating the list|
|•||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|
|•||Resolved issue in the Enterprise Console that could prevent a task from being executed with Wake on LAN|
• 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
|•||Deep Freeze Action Files capability; XML Action Files can be used to extend the Console’s functionality without upgrading the Console|
|•||Ability to execute a scheduled task immediately|
|•||Ability to schedule a Send Message task|
|•||Flexible scheduling options (same as Windows scheduler)|
|•||Ability to run schedules when the Console is closed|
|•||Restart on Logoff option|
|•||Enhanced Novell compatibility; Run batch file with feature compatible with Novell environments|
|•||Console opens to the size, position, and view it was at the last time it was closed|
|•||Console provides the user with the ability to select the order in which columns will be displayed|
|•||Console shows the name of the Deep Freeze configuration file used to install Deep Freeze on each workstation in a column|
|•||Console provides an option to clear all history|
|•||Console contents can be exported to CSV|
|•||Console shows workstations available for WOL|
|•||SSM integrated into Console. Allows multiple ports and ability for Console to “run” as a service when it is closed.|
|•||OTP Token Generator is accessible from within the Console|
|•||Improved Active Directory import; individual groups can now be imported|
|•||Ability to lock keyboard and mouse on demand|
|•||Ability to override ongoing maintenance periods|
|•||DFC included in workstation/Seed installs|
|•||DFC commands are now verbose|
|•||DFC.EXE syntax returned when DFC.EXE is called without parameters|
|•||/Version command added to DFC|
|•||/Lock and /Unlock commands added to DFC; disables or enables keyboard/mouse on machine|
|•||The Boot Control window provides the ability to Reboot Now|
|•||System tray icon no longer flashes when machine is Thawed|
|•||Resolved issue where the Active Directory import function will ignore any computer groups that have been set up using Organizational Units|
|•||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.|
|•||Officially supported on Windows Vista|
|•||Allow User to Change Clock can be selected even if a Maintenance Schedule is set|
|•||Resolved all known Vista-specific issues from version 126.96.36.1996|
|•||Resolved a compatibility issue with Tor Privoxy|
|•||Resolved time display issue in the Schedule Task Wizard; specific to the German localized version|
|•||Resolved issue where the help file would not display correctly on Windows 98; specific to the French localized version|
|•||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.|
|•||Resolved issue that could cause One time only tasks to not be processed when the user edits another task while the task is being processed for execution|
|•||Resolved issue where the Console may show duplicated workstations when trying to reconnect to a Server Service Manager|
|•||Resolved issue where an Access Violation error is sometimes shown in the console when creating a new task while connected to a Remote Console|
|•||Resolved issue where the Console will crash if, while trying to reconnect to a Remote Console, the reconnect button is clicked rapidly and repeatedly|
|•||Resolved issue where having two Consoles open at the same time and then closing one of them could result in empty drop-down menus and no task names|
|•||Resolved issue where a Seed uninstalled via the Console and then reinstalled manually could result in the Seed uninstalling itself and the machine rebooting|
|•||Windows XP 64 bit support|
|•||Localization to English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese languages|
|•||Deep Freeze Enterprise Console compatibility with Deep Freeze Server Enterprise|
• 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
|•||Improved Enterprise Console performance and scalability|
|•||Improved ThawSpace resiliency|
|•||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 Enterprise Console to crash when it is closed|
|•||All Enterprise Console buttons show hints when hovering over them with the pointer|
|•||Resolved an issue that caused the abnormal termination of the process that allows the user to change the Deep Freeze state locally|
|•||Resolved an issue that prevented WOL calls from propagating across multiple networks|
|•||Updated graphics and re-grouped functions in the Configuration Administrator|
|•||Updated graphics and user interface in the Enterprise Console|
|•||New Thawed Locked feature added (the keyboard and mouse can be locked while the workstation is Thawed)|
|•||Additional workstation states added; new states are Frozen, Thawed, Thawed Locked, Maintenance, and Powered Off|
|•||Event Scheduler added; from the Enterprise Console, the following events can be scheduled: Freeze, Thaw, Thaw Locked, Shut Down, Restart, and Wake-on-LAN|
|•||Update feature added; Deep Freeze can now be updated without Thawing and Uninstalling the workstations first; all previous settings will be retained|
|•||Messaging feature added; the administrator can send customized messages to the workstations|
|•||Server Service Manager Update feature added; the SSM can now be updated from the Enterprise Console|
|•||Check for Updates feature added|
|•||Deep Freeze tasks can be managed directly from the LANDesk® Management Suite Console with the Deep Freeze LANDesk plug-in|
|•||Reduced network traffic|
|•||User Defined Groups now have a deeper structure and sub-groups can be created|
|•||Groups and containers can be imported from Active Directory into User Defined Groups|
|•||User Defined Groups can be imported from a file or exported to a file|
|•||User Defined Groups can be sorted in alphabetical order|
|•||Resolved an issue that occurred with Deep Freeze Workstation installation over the Internet|
|•||Resolved an issue with the Server Service Manager crashing after receiving random packets via Telnet|
|•||Resolved an issue when installing Deep Freeze on compressed drives|
|•||Fixed a problem that prevented entering fully qualified host names longer than 15 characters on the network tab of the Deep Freeze workstation client|
|•||Fixed a problem 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|
|•||Fixed the cannot focus a disabled or invisible window error message in the Enterprise Console|
|•||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 Exception EStackOverflow in module FrzState2k.exe|
|•||Resolved an issue where the Enterprise Console displayed an error message when it was closed|
|•||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
|•||Added the Control Windows Update option to the Maintenance Schedule feature to grant or release the control of automatic Windows Updates on the workstations|
|•||Improved program performance|
|•||Fixed the Console WOL feature that caused high CPU usage on server and flooded network with traffic|
|•||Resolved a stability issue|
• Enhanced Security
|•||Enhanced password security|
|•||Enhanced One Time Password encryption|
|•||Improved program performance|
|•||Fixed incorrect handling of configuration data when opening configuration files created with older versions of the Configuration Administrator|
|•||Resolved a stability issue that occurred when the Deep Freeze Workstation file was uninstalled and a Thawspace was left behind|
|•||Fixed an issue with the Workstation Seed file port number not being updated when selecting“Uninstall leave the seed” from the Console|
|•||Resolved a connectivity issue between the Console and the workstations that occurred when the workstations were upgraded from Deep Freeze Standard or Professional to Deep Freeze Enterprise|
|•||Fixed a configuration saving issue related to the Auto Login feature|
|•||Added WSUS support|
|•||Added ability to specify a host name for LAN/WAN configuration|
|•||Improved Server Service Manager stability|
|•||Improved network performance|
• Resolved a compatibility issue with the Microsoft SMS client
• Enhanced security
• Resolved a compatibility issue with the Symantec Ghost client
|•||The Auto Login feature was added to the Advanced Maintenance tab. This option allows users to run Batch files residing on file servers that require authentication during the Maintenance period|
|•||The Clone option was added to the Deep Freeze logon window to prepare workstations for the imaging process|
|•||Increased the time before going into Maintenance Mode from 10 seconds to three minutes|
|•||Enhanced password security|
|•||Enhanced user interface|
• Added a new option to the Command Line Control (DFC.exe) to prepare workstations for the imaging process
|•||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|
|•||Support for exempting external hard disks connected via USB and/or IEEE 1394 (FireWire)from Deep Freeze protection on Windows 2000/XP workstations|
|•||Option to configure the length of time a user is able to cancel a restart/shutdown schedule|
|•||Option to disable Deep Freeze local policies (debug programs, modify firmware, and change system time)|
• 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
|•||Resolved an issue where the Server Service would not accept additional connections due to excessive network noise|
|•||Resolved a rare issue that could prevent the reinstallation of Deep Freeze on Windows 2000/ XP workstations|
|•||Resolved an issue on Windows 9x where schedules set to cross 12:00am would not come out of maintenance|
• A Server Service Manager updated with the update command is now set to auto-start
|•||Support for running a custom batch file automatically during the Maintenance period|
|•||Support for shutting down a workstation at the conclusion of the Maintenance period|
|•||The option to check for software updates can now be applied to individual days|
|•||Added Advanced Maintenance tab and moved SUS Server options to it, along with custom batch file information|
|•||Support for automatically updating all pre-existing installation files with the updatecommand|
|•||Enterprise Console now displays version number of Deep Freeze installed on remote workstation|
• Dynamic configuration update using the Enterprise Console now sends only Restart/Shutdown, Maintenance, and Advanced Maintenance configuration options to each selected workstation. It can no longer be used to update passwords on remote workstations because that introduced the possibility of anyone with access to the Enterprise Console viewing the passwords contained in an existing .rdx file
|•||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 the Server Service Manager to stop responding after a period of time|
|•||Resolved an issue that could cause slow boot times if the PERSI0.SYS file was set to read only|