Deep Freeze Enterprise Release Notes

Version 8.20.220.4750 (November 18, 2014)

New Features and Enhancements

  • New Modern Look – view the Enterprise Console in a cooler, more modern look. Navigate to View > Modern Look in the top toolbar.
  • Dynamically Filtered Groups – In addition to filtering by Workstation Name, filter with 10 more options like Version, Status, Login Name etc. Advanced users can even use regular expressions.
  • Remote Launch – run existing applications on selected workstations using your Enterprise Console. Applications will run in the background (using a system account without user interaction). Optionally include command line parameters.
  • Push and Launch – send and run applications on selected workstations using your Enterprise Console. Send up to a 50MB file (.exe or .msi) to workstations. Optionally include command line parameters.
  • Format ThawSpace – format ThawSpace(s) on selected workstations with just one click from the Enterprise Console.
  • View Select Columns – hide unwanted columns. Navigate to View > Columns in the top toolbar.
  • Select by Status – the console summary at the bottom left of the Enterprise Console is now clickable. Clicking each status will appropriately select workstations with that status in the current view.
  • Maintenance Countdown Timer – a countdown is displayed to the end-user prior to a Workstation Task if Show Message is selected in the settings.
  • Change Frozen Drive State – update the Frozen Drive settings in the Deep Freeze configuration without requiring a reinstallation. Changes will take effect at next reboot.
  • Touchscreen Hotkey – access the client interface by clicking CTRL-SHIFT-6 or press and hold the Deep Freeze icon in the system tray.
  • Hidden ThawSpace Enhancements - for users using GPOs to hide their drives, select “Honor Group Policy settings for Hidden Drives” under the Drives tab to ensure the ThawSpaces (and other drives) are hidden as expected.
  • Scheduler Enhancements - can now edit existing scheduled tasks and remove workstations from a scheduled task.
  • More Command Line Options – 3 new commands added:

-      /thawed will automatically reboot into a Thawed State after installation

-      /endtaskwill forcibly cancel any ongoing Deep Freeze Tasks on the computer

-      set /clonewill set the Clone Flag for imaging purposes.

  • New System Tray Icon – look out for a bigger/clearer white bear in the system tray.
  • Console Log Improvements – enhancements include:

-      Log when a computer goes Offline

-      Log more console commands like Run Windows Update and Format ThawSpace

-      Export the log file to a .TXT and .CSV file formats

-      Save logs for 7 days instead of 2 days

-      Rearrangeable and resizable columns.

  • Announcements - new announcement bugel will appear in Enterprise Console to display Faronics alerts or notifications.

 

Fixes

4185    Resolved an issue where Hidden ThawSpace were not always becoming visible after changing the status/setting. This happened due to racing conditions when user session starts up. (Case No: XLR-409-97951/GRL-679-53579/LGM-416-1589/ KSE-334-91711/OFK-686-43639/ KSE-334-91711/ SIO-732-20144)

9150  Resolved an issue where Unhandled Exception error messages displayed in Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. (Case No: WIX-445-79060/OHO-295-83895/VMU-412-76758/IDJ-652-92236/ OUI-574-33756/NMD-722-33180/ TQI-687-91826)

10423  Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstations are not registered in History. Must close network connection to resolve. (Case No: EAD-646-71839/IEJ-665-54769/WPD-378-84061/PQV-591-94687/TFX-674-79466/ ZIQ-459-60491/ OUI-574-33756/ EGG-735-73463)

2482Resolved an issue where there was no context menu option for deleting workstation from scheduler.

3029Resolved an issue where DFC utility caused hard reboot, when boot Thawed/Frozen/Thawed & Locked.

3322Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console history log may show workstation status duplicating entries with almost same timestamp, when workstation reboots.

3346Resolved an issue where the workstation tasks do not properly display in log file.

4360Resolved an issue where the Launch and Logon into Deep Freeze on the workstation caused a few seconds delay if windows user is non-admin and UAC was enabled.

7134  Resolved an issue where Ctrl-A shortcut might not select all workstation in the list.

7135  Resolved an issue where switching to Details View mode to List View may show duplicating entries, which will be cleared when switch between nodes.

7860Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console log files do not contain active log history. (Case No: UIY-838-73993)

9109  Resolved an issue in the workstation task scheduler where there was an unclear description of when the task starts. (Case No: BYM-485-27171)

9171  Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console may blank display when adding a big number of workstations to custom group in RDP session. (Case No: IDJ-652-92236)

9543  Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console shows “List index out of bounds” error when try to export workstation entries into CSV file.

9544  Resolved an issue where switching to “Icons” or “List” mode caused erratic behavior or Console crash in certain scenarios.

9602Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console may hang and needs to be restarted. (Case No: JUS-755-15551)

9858  Resolved an issue where Connect to Cloud button opens an English web page regardless of Console language.

10491 Resolved an issue where switching Console views may revert columns custom sort order to default. (Case No: QBB-390-13625)

10681 Resolved an issue where it was not possible to end a maintenance cycle using a configuration update via Deep Freeze Console. (Case No: TKU-147-48940)

10694 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console does not pass correct values of %%MAC%% and %%DFVERSION%% tokens via custom action scripts. (Case No: BOL-422-14087)

10695 Resolved an issue where column sorting works only by “Workstations” column after connecting to locally opened Deep Freeze Console using RDP or vise versa.

10852 Resolved an issue where installing Deep Freeze with HP Drive Encryption software results in the computer not booting. (Case No: QYJ-250-63658/ VQZ-103-64186/ OAZ-765-14642)

10875 Resolved an issue where Idle task might randomly trigger on the system when going to sleep or having Intel Active management deployed. (Case No: ZPM-907-21670)

11125  Windows Update Task with pre-defined end time quits earlier then expected, if no any outstanding Windows Update detected. (Case No: BNG-902-39650/ ARY-763-96593)

11233  Resolved an issue of incorrect “Install” icon in workstation’s context menus.

11318 Resolved an issue where Surface Pro 3 workstation hangs during upgrading to next version of Deep Freeze. (Case No: JWV-655-90973)

11328 Resolved an issue where an error message for launching Console installer while Console or Configuration Administrator are running.

11329 Some pop-up box titles do not reflect the command name in the Enterprise Console.

11337 Deep Freeze Web Relay service for Deep Freeze Cloud Connector may crash when a big number of workstations are reporting to the Console. (Case No: RJI-469-10545)

11405 Resolved an issue where workstations with “Shutdown” status disappear from Schedules.

11459 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze scheduled tasks do not work against workstations in Shutdown state. (Case No: YUY-931-25632)

11540 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console log erratically sorts by time stamp column.

11663 Resolved an issue where Configuration Date column may randomly not update, if the Console time is not synchronized with workstation.

11793 For Deep Freeze Cloud, resolved an issue where old version of Cloud Agent is installed on Deep Freeze workstation even the new version of Cloud Agent is available.

11892 Resolved an issue where the sequence of columns in the Deep Freeze Console log is not saved.

11935 Resolved an issue where the Console Scheduled task properties incorrectly represent “&” character in task name.

12068 Resolved an issue where RDX files in default path were not upgraded during Deep Freeze Enterprise Console upgrade.

 

Known Issues

7342    Deep Freeze is Freezing exFAT partition when only C: has been selected to be Frozen. (Case No: KVC-818-40780)

7346    Unable to mount ThawSpace as a folder on NComputing host machine with certain VSpace version. (Case No: NPZ-667-36684)

9043    Updating clients through the Custom Console removes license information. Update the license with the regular console or through the custom console with Licensing enabled. (Case No: YNN-670-71193)

9517   On Windows MultiPoint Server 2011: FarSpace driver causes a BSOD when enabling Shadow Copy. (Case No: IMM-527-49770)

10245 Computers may be disconnected from the domain after updating Deep Freeze. (Case No: RTP-430-17187)

10483  Deep Freeze Enterprise Console shows older version Anti-Virus workstations as ‘Not Installed’ until upgrading them to matched version.  (Case No: XEI-516-30335)

11231 Deep Freeze icon is not appearing in System Tray or system Blue Screens on Toshiba Encore II tablets. (Case No: HCK-877-61202)

11338 Performing Automatic Windows Updates in a Thawed state and rebooting the computer into a Frozen state causes a boot loop if  Windows Update requires additional reboots to complete the configuration. (Case No: UKC-375-35031)

11387 BSOD occurs on reboot  on Windows 8/8.1 computers with single or multiple NTFS Storage Spaces.

11412 On Deep Freeze Console, it is possible to schedule “One time” task with past start date/time.

11422 Deep Freeze Enterprise cannot download Anti-Virus clients in Deep Freeze Console, when using proxy.

11460 Higher version of Deep Freeze Console may not remotely connect to older Server Service. (Case No: ZIG-771-78174)

11464 Deep Freeze Console’s column titles show List View names when connecting to the Console using RDP.

11473 Hour icon does not disappear after Schedule Task gets executed on the specified workstation until moving focus to another node.

11483 Wrong error message when attempting installing Seed on a Seeded workstation. (Case No: HZE-688-20303)

11543 In RDP environment workstation task notifications show only on remote session, but not locally on the workstation.

11733 ThawSpaces occasionally may not hide/unhide on next startup with auto login, when installing Deep Freeze or change ThawSpace visibility while “Honor GP policy for hidden drives” is enabled.

11741 The Windows Update workstation task gets stuck till the specified end time even when performing end task after Windows Update is completed.

11895 Problems installing Deep Freeze on Amazon EC2 Virtual Machine. (Case No: OZQ-742-93976)

11903 In certain scenarios, Deep Freeze may Freeze external drives, while set to not Freeze External Drives. (Case No: RHB-584-77574)

11906 Some of the workstation column values are not set in History node comparably with Entire Network nodes.

11921 Deep Freeze Network Service cannot be started if there is a file named ‘Program’ on the system drive (Case No: ZHX-958-78760).

11926 Hidden columns in Deep Freeze Console become visible and their titles show List View names when enabling Anti-Virus (until refreshing any node).

11948 Workstation Task notification title does not show task type.

11949 Some unexpected menu items may appear in Tools menus of Deep Freeze Console when some specific nodes are active.

11989 Only on 2012/2012R2 Server: Workstation Task notifications do not pop-up on the Login Screen.

12041 In certain scenario Deep Freeze Console may show wrong information in its columns when connecting through RDP or switching View.

12085 Available Configurations context menus and Modern/Classic Look menus are not localized.

12141 The hourglass icon does not dismiss when performing a series of commands against big selection of workstations without reboot.

12142 When upgrading Deep Freeze Console in UI mode, it should not show success message and launch the Console until all .exe and .rdx files are recompiled.

 

Version 8.12.220.4650 (July 29, 2014)

New Features and Enhancements

Deep Freeze Cloud Connector – Current customers will see a new cloud button in the Enterprise Console toolbar once a registered license key is entered. Click this button to connect your console to deepfreeze.com. Deep Freeze Cloud Connector is a web-based, add-on subscription service for Deep Freeze Enterprise customers to evaluate and purchase. Learn More.

 

Fixes

10387  Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise Console did not show the configuration date and file information for older version clients until they were upgraded to the matching version.

10393  Resolved an issue where List out of bounds error appeared in Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. (Case No: JNY-133-76069/ TII-100-57409/IMY-885-95041/LPT-105-59250/NYD-798-57348/VRO-300-89552/PYW-236-90301/ FRV-655-69674/PDC-565-68752/ZAN-509-59172/JIK-774-24680/ KBK-451-28330)

 

Version 8.11.220.4630 (June 24, 2014)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Login Name Column – A new column showing the logged in user is now available in Deep Freeze Console.
  • Gracefully End Windows Update Task – Windows Update Tasks will now end more gracefully when executed from Deep Freeze Console. Any ongoing installation (of Service Pack or other files) will be finalized before the task will end. Any further installations will be aborted.

 

Fixes

7936        Resolved a security issue that could result in the user accessing Deep Freeze without authorization.

2487        Resolved an issue where the Uninstall (Leave Seed) option does not remove DFC.exe utility from workstation.

2492        Resolved an issue where the Scheduled Tasks are still executed on the workstation, which has connected to another port.

2496        Resolved a usability issue where the Update Workstation Tasks dialog was not intuitive.

7075        Resolved an issue when attempting to create a remote port connection with an existing name.

8643        Resolved an issue preventing Deep Freeze from running third-party updates during Windows Update tasks where WSUS is configured. (Case No: KGQ-859-42788)

9076        Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Windows Update Workstation task entered a Windows Update loop (Case No: CDK-133-58151/ QAO-573-66969).

10115      Resolved an issue where the computer hangs when P2 PCIE Card reader is attached. (Case No: SGB-558-17710)

10274      Resolved an issue where the Configuration Administrator did not read RDX or EXE files created with an older version of Configuration Administrator.

10353      Resolved an issue where the Operating System column remains blank on the console until upgrading the client to the matched version.

10365      Resolved an issue where Update 1 (KB2919355) for Windows 8.1 was failing during Deep Freeze Windows Update Task with Windows Update Cache enabled.

10409      Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Server service prevents Windows 2003 Server from entering sleep mode. (Case No: HLF-705-81486)

10493      Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze workstation frequently sends status to Faronics Core creating high CPU usage and problem with status update. (Case No: DYY-860-43932 / Case No: BHT-186-65946)

 

Known Issues

9517 On Windows MultiPoint Server 2011: FarSpace driver causes a BSOD when enabling Shadow Copy. (Case No: IMM-527-49770)

10245      Computers may be disconnected from the domain after updating Deep Freeze. (Case No: RTP-430-17187)

10291      Unhandled exception error messages displayed in Deep Freeze Console. (Case No: WIX-445-79060/JNY-133-76069/ TII-100-57409/IMY-885-95041/ LPT-105-59250/ NYD-798-57348/ OHO-295-83895/ VRO-300-89552/ VMU-412-76758)

10423      Deep Freeze workstations are not registered in History. Must close network connection to resolve. (Case No: EAD-646-71839/IEJ-665-54769/WPD-378-84061/PQV-591-94687)

10483      Deep Freeze Console shows older version Anti-Virus workstations as Not Installed until upgrading them to matched version. (Case No: XEI-516-30335)

10491      Switching Console views may revert columns custom sort order to default (Case No: QBB-390-13625)

10694      Deep Freeze Console does not pass correct values of %%MAC%% and %%DFVERSION%% tokens via custom action scripts. (Case No: BOL-422-14087)

 

Version 8.10.220.4600 (March 31, 2014)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Support for Windows 8.1
  • Upgrade During Installation
    • Automatically upgrade the Enterprise Console, Configuration Administrator, and Deep Freeze install/configuration files (under the Install Programs folder) during installation.
  • Support for Brazilian Portuguese

 

Fixes

8183 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Console displayed wrong information in its columns when connecting through RDP. (Case No: DLI-247-49237)

8915 Resolved an issue where the console column width was not adjustable easily if column was hidden. (Case No: JUQ-109-22966)

9161 Resolved an issue where it was not possible to install Anti-Virus on the Enterprise Console computer in LAN mode. (Case No: NAM-281-30833)

9181 Resolved an issue where the Customized Deep Freeze Console became inaccessible when minimizing OTP password prompt at the Console startup. (Case No: KCF-637-66638)

9259 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console did not update availability of contextual commands against selected workstation(s).

9304 Resolved an issue where the message “Please Wait” was not translated for supported languages. (Case No: YVJ-535-73859)

9350 Downloading of Anti-Virus installer in Deep Freeze 7.72 displays ‘Downloading Faronics Anti-Virus’ twice.

9368 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze icon on the task bar is not removed when minimizing the console to the system tray. (Case No: KVE-437-86633)

9387 Resolved an issue where updating Deep Freeze Enterprise erased Anti-Virus license key in Enterprise Console. (Case No: WCQ-579-55490)

9479 Resolved an issue where if the exit option Minimize to System Tray option is used, the Deep Freeze icon appears in the Start Bar and System Tray.

9519 Resolved an issue where the Scheduler node shows items not applicable in its context menus right after adding a new task.

9522 Resolved an issue where upgrading to Deep Freeze 8 deletes Faronics Anti-Virus Files. (Case No: WGO-139-34038)

9672 Resolved an issue where full updates from the Enterprise Console caused the workstation to lock up.

9866 Resolved an issue on the Chinese system when installing Deep Freeze using available configuration, the Deep Freeze workstation UI is displayed in English.

9879 Resolved an issue on Windows XP Systems: Blank Message is displayed while uninstall Deep Freeze Console from Add/Remove programs by a non-admin user.

9885 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise Console version 7.72 was unable to uninstall Anti-Virus 3.40 client from workstations.

 

Version 7.72.220.4535 (December 02, 2013)

Fixes

3334   On 64-bit Windows Vista systems: Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Service crashed while uninstalling Deep Freeze Client through the Deep Freeze Console.

4443   Resolved an issue which caused boot loops when applying configuration changes on the workstations while the Windows Update task is running. (Case No: MOR-579-15196)

6950   On Windows XP systems: Resolved an issue where the remote Deep Freeze actions do not start if the Windows screensaver was active during logon. (Case No: IQA-512-62854/ TVC-394-45770)

8145   Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise did not report properly with Faronics Core Console. (Case No: VUT-404-65772)

8159   Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze tasks timeout when run from Faronics Core Console. (Case No: TVA-263-36906)

8809   On Windows 8 systems: Resolved an issue where the upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 failed where Windows Update caching was enabled.

8810   On Windows 8 systems: Resolved an issue where installing Deep Freeze Client/Seed failed. (Case No: VPT-500-97477)

8831   On Windows 8 systems: Resolved an issue where AncillaryDev key disappears after upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, resulting in failed uninstallation process.

8832   On Windows 8.1 systems: Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Service crashes while uninstalling Deep Freeze Client or Seed from the Deep Freeze Console.

8876   Resolved an issue where the touch screen did not re-enable after finishing workstation task on Microsoft Surface device. (Case No: BXA-872-11048)

8914   Resolved an issue where the error message that appears when applying a old RDX File was incorrect. (Case No: JUQ-109-22966)

8915   Resolved an issue where the Console column width was not adjustable easily if column was hidden. (Case No: JUQ-109-22966)

8916   Resolved an issue where the titles of the dialogs during Console uninstall did not match the product name. (Case No: BGO-781-22063)

9020   Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise Console 7.1 did not honor Regional Settings for dates. (Case No: FEZ-782-59268)

9040   Resolved a cosmetic issue on Windows Update on demand dialog. (Case No: QYY-995-46109)

9095   Resolved a cosmetic issue in Configuration Administrator (in French version). (Case No: YVJ-535-73859)

9110   On Windows 8.1 RTM: Resolved an issue where the Fast Startup option failed to turn off while installing Deep Freeze.

9180   On Windows 8 and 8.1 systems: Resolved an issue where the Operating System column does not differentiate Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

9242   Deep Freeze workstations do not appear under Deep Freeze Configuration node, if the Deep Freeze configuration was created before Console upgrade.

 

 

 

Version 7.71.220.4499 (October 2013)

New Features

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.

Fixes

7500 Resolved an issue where sysprep assigns a drive letter to Deep Freeze Mounted folders (for example, StorageSpace, SoftwareDistribution, and FAVEData).

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)

7818 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator or Deep Freeze Client allowed setting the port to 0.

7907 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Administrator failed to launch on 64-bit systems with SQL Server installed.

8143 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze server service disconnected or crashed. (Case No: DOU-628-50853)

8375 Resolved an issue where the network traffic running very high in LAN mode when workstation attempted to connect to the server service. (Case No: GAH-226-25558)

8600 Resolved an issue where ThawSpace created with Deep Freeze 6.2 and below disappears when upgrading to a version 7.5 or higher. (Case No: FYH-634-60552)

 

Version 7.70.220.4460 (July 2013)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Manage Faronics-Anti-Virus from Deep Freeze Console
    Enable Faronics Anti-Virus inside the console by clicking on Evaluate Faronics Anti-Virus or enter the appropriate license key. Faronics Anti-Virus includes:
    - Deploy to any workstations with the Deep Freeze seed or client.
    - Update configurations and virus definitions when Deep Freeze is in a  Frozen state.
    - Intrusion Detection & HIPS (Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System).
    - Embedded Firewall, Web Filtering & Email protection.
    - Schedule Quick Scan, Deep Scan, and Enable/Disable Active Protection.
    Note: Learn more about using the Deep Freeze Console and Faronics Core to manage Faronics Anti-Virus.
  • Manage Deep Freeze Configuration from Deep Freeze Console
    Create and apply new Deep Freeze and Antivirus configurations from the Deep Freeze Console without using the Configuration Administrator.
  • Automatically Apply Configuration Changes
    Configuration changes are automatically applied to appropriate workstations.
  • New Deep Freeze Configuration Column
    View which Deep Freeze configuration or RDX file was last applied to each workstation.
  • Last Configuration Update Column
    New Last Configuration Update column displays when the last workstation configuration update was made.
  • Schedule Windows Updates from Deep Freeze Console
    Schedule Windows updates from the Scheduled Task Wizard in the Deep Freeze Console. Windows updates will be performed on the selected workstation(s) based on settings provided under the Windows Update tab in Deep Freeze configuration.
  • New Operating System Column
    View operating system of each workstation.
  • Detect Touch Screen Activity
    Detect touch screen activity to ensure Idle Time restart/shutdown countdown does not begin if a user is actively using the computer.
  • Lock Touch Screen Activity
    Lock touch screen activity when “lock keyboard and mouse” option is selected from the console or during a maintenance period.
  • Larger Windows Update Cache
    The Windows Update cache allocated by Deep Freeze has been changed from 2GB to 4GB to compensate for the larger Windows 8 updates.

 

Fixes

7603    Resolved an issue with Wake-on-LAN feature on custom subnets. (Case: XJW-719-16358)

7457    Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Wake-on-LAN task was causing a packet flood. (Case No: YLD-157-22104)

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)

7540    Resolved an issue where the Save button was not re-enabled in the Configuration Administrator when changes were made to some settings. (Case No: XBU-433-29971)

7599    Resolved an issue where Japanese characters do not appear correctly when the message is sent from the console. (Case No: OEJ-758-69017)

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 7.61.220.4320 (March 2013)

Fixes

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)

Version 7.60.220.4298 (December 2012)

New Features

  • 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.

Fixes

  • 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 7.51.220.4170 (September 2012)

New Features

  • 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.

Fixes

  • 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 7.50.220.4100 (July 2012)

New Features

  • 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.

Fixes

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 7.40.220.3900 (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 deepfreezebeta@faronics.com along with your contact details and why you would like to participate.

Version 7.30.220.3852 (March 2012)

New Features

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.

Fixes

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.

Version 7.21.220.3447

Fixes

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 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.

 

Version 7.20.220.3398

New Features

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.

 

Fixes

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.

 

Version 7.10.220.3176

Fixes

2257  Resolved issue that could prevent roaming profiles from synchronizing correctly upon user log off.

Version 7.00.220.3173

New Features

Compatible with the Deep Freeze Loadin for Faronics Core.
Compatible with Faronics Anti-Virus.
Enhanced security.

Fixes

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 LockedReboot 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.

 

Version 6.62.220.3058

New Features

• Compatible with the  forthcoming Deep Freeze Loadin for  Faronics Core. Contact betaprogram@faronics.com for more information.

Fixes

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.

 

Version 6.61.220.2822

New Features

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).

 

Fixes

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.

 

Version 6.60.220.2771

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.

New Features

• Compatible with Windows 7.

 

Version 6.53.220.2763

Fixes

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.

 

 

Version 6.52.220.2735

Fixes

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.

 

Version 6.51.220.2725

New Features

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.

 

Fixes

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.

 

Version 6.50.220.2651

Internal and private beta release only

Version 6.41.220.1973

Fixes

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

 

 

Version 6.40.220.1968

Improved Features

•       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.

 

Fixes

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).

 

 

Version 6.30.220.1931

Fixes

•      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.

 

 

Version 6.30.220.1926

Fixes

 

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

 

 

Version 6.30.220.1917

Fixes

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

Version 6.30.220.1875

Fixes

•      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)

Version 6.30.220.1871

New Features

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

 

Fixes

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

 

 

Version 6.30.220.1829

Fixes

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

 

Version 6.30.220.1819

Fixes

•      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 6.30.220.1818

New Features

 

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

 

Fixes

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.

 

Version 6.20.220.1692

New Features

Officially supported on Windows Vista
Allow User to Change Clock can be selected even if a Maintenance Schedule is set

 

Fixes

Resolved all known Vista-specific issues from version 6.10.220.1616
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

 

 

Version 6.10.220.1616

New Features

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 Features

Improved Enterprise Console performance and scalability
Improved ThawSpace resiliency

 

Fixes

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

 

 

Version 6.00.220.1523

New Features

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

 

Improved Features

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

 

Fixes

 

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

 

 

Version 5.70.220.1453

Fixes

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

 

Version 5.70.220.1426

Improved Features

•      Enhanced security for Win 9x operating systems

Version 5.70.220.1425

Improved Features

Added the Control Windows Update option to the Maintenance Schedule feature to grant or release the control of automatic Windows Updates on the workstations
Enhanced security
Improved program performance

 

Fixes

Fixed the Console WOL feature that caused high CPU usage on server and flooded network with traffic
Resolved a stability issue

 

Version 5.70.220.1378

Improved Features

•      Enhanced Security

 

Version 5.70.220.1372

Improved Features

Enhanced password security
Enhanced One Time Password encryption
Improved program performance

Fixes

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

 

Version 5.60.220.1347

New Features

Japanese localization
Added WSUS support
Added ability to specify a host name for LAN/WAN configuration

 

Improved Features

Improved Server Service Manager stability
Improved network performance

 

Version 5.50.220.1302

Fixes

•   Resolved a compatibility issue with the Microsoft SMS client

 

Version 5.50.220.1299

Improved Features

•        Enhanced security

Fixes

•       Resolved a compatibility issue with the Symantec Ghost client

 

Version 5.50.220.1288

New Features

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

 

Improved Features

Increased the time before going into Maintenance Mode from 10 seconds to three minutes
Enhanced password security
Enhanced user interface

 

Version 5.40.220.1248

Improved Features

•     Added a new option to the Command Line Control (DFC.exe) to prepare workstations for the imaging process

 

Fixes

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

 

Version 5.40.220.1238

New Features

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 Features

•     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

Fixes

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

 

 

Version 5.30.220.1181

Fixes

•   A Server Service Manager updated with the update command is now set to auto-start

Version 5.30.220.1180

New Features

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

 

Improved Features

•     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

Fixes

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