Deep Freeze Standard Release Notes

Version 8.10.020.4579 (September 2014)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Support for Windows 8.1
  • ThawSpace – Create a virtual drive hosted on a local Frozen or Thawed drive where data can be saved permanently without being deleted by Deep Freeze during a reboot.
  • Thaw Newly Discovered Hard Drive – Option to retain changes made on newly discovered hard disk.
  • Thaw External Hard Drives – Option to retain changes on external USB or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) hard disk.
  • Support for Brazilian Portuguese
  • Deep Freeze Standard Cloud Connector – Evaluate and purchase a web-based, add-on subscription service designed for Deep Freeze Standard customers. Current customers will see a new Cloud Connector tab within Deep Freeze Standard once a registered license key is entered. Click this tab to connect your computer to deepfreeze.com.

Deep Freeze Standard Cloud Connector helps you centrally manage your Deep Freeze Standard computers from any location using a web browser. You can also apply various services such as Software Updater, WINSelect, Anti-Executable, Anti-Virus, and Power Save. As a Deep Freeze Standard customer, you are eligible to try Deep Freeze Standard Cloud Connector for free for 30 days.

Don’t have your credentials? Click the “Email me my credentials” option during installation or within Deep Freeze Standard after installation.

Fixes:

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

 

Version 7.72.020.4535 (December 2013)

Fixes

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

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

 

Version 7.71.020.4499 (October 2013)

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

7766 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze installed incorrectly on Session 0.

7795 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze service reported an invalid current state 0 in the Windows Event Log. (Case No: YOC-456-50071)

Version 7.70.020.4460 (July 2013)

Fixes

7311 Resolved an issue where the DFDiskLow drive caused BSOD on Windows XP systems with a FAT32 system partition. (Case No: RLM-498-27897, YKA-210-55431)

7053 Resolved an issue where data on Thawed partitions larger than 1TB was inaccessible with IO error due to large data sets. (Case No: MQD-872-12018)

 

Version 7.61.020.4320 (March 2013)

Fixes

7156    Resolved an issue on XP systems where the error ‘Not enough server storage available’ was displayed on Deep Freeze workstations with certain third party software that utilizes IRPStack system resource. (Case No: JVU-655-36949)

7240    Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze caused a deadlock on system startup if there was a zip drive present. (Case No: XBI-364-81148)

7307    Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze 7.6 caused Blue Screen on computers with Microsoft BitLocker enabled on the system drive. (Case No: ZIH-859-63089)

7327    Resolved random Blue Screen issues on systems with a many disk devices . (Case No: TIW-271-41633/SUT-748-38530)

 

Version 7.60.020.4298 (December 2012)

New Features

  • Supports Windows 8
  • Support for Windows To Go
    • Deep Freeze can be installed on Windows To Go to boot and run from mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives.
  • Disable System Refresh and Reset
    • Disable Windows 8 System Refresh and Reset when Frozen.  Learn more about the difference between Deep Freeze and Microsoft System Refresh and Reset.
  • Support for BitLocker “Used Disk Space” Encryption
    • Deep Freeze is compatible with “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in BitLocker on Windows 8. Learn more.
  • License Key Activation
    • This version will include the ability to activate the license key. Activation is simple and painless and does not require the user to input any personal or authentication information. Learn more.

Fixes

  • 6762 – Workstation Blue Screen when ejecting ESATA devices. (XCN-236-87261)

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Specific Fixes

  • 5511 – When remotely accessing Windows 8 workstations while Thawed and Locked, keyboard and mouse remain locked and black screen shows.
  • 5512 – Remotely accessing a Windows 8 workstation in a Frozen or Locked state and then Locking it will cause the target workstation to reboot unexpectedly.
  • 5537 – Workstation will Blue Screen when DF is installed with Windows 8 Storage Spaces.
  • 6085 – Workstations Blue Screen when creating ThawSpace on ReFS.
  • 6234 – On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: The workstation Blue Screen when installing ThawSpaces on Windows Storage Spaces.
  • 6265 – On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Deep Freeze workstation does not show pop up messages on Windows Start screen.
  • 6306 – On Windows Server 2012: Deadlock on startup, when boot into Frozen state on the system with Storage Spaces hosted on physical disk.
  • 6338 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Storage Space drive remains Frozen when configured as Thawed.
  • 6735 – Windows 8: Cannot manually shutdown Deep Freeze workstation with “Fast Start up” option enabled. Learn more.

Accepted Behavior for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

  • 6147 – Windows 8: If there are any ThawSpace existing, recimg.exe fails to create backup image. Learn more.
  • 6151 – When backing up the workstation in a Frozen state, both the backup application and the system hangs. Do not backup when workstation is Frozen.
  • 6332 – Status of Dynamic StorageSpace drives on Windows 8 workstations are reported as “Healthy (At Risk)” in Disk Manager. Learn more.
  • 6811 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: When the Notification displays on the logon screen it does not stay on top of the Start screen.
  • 6821 – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: A new Notification window does not popup if another Notification window is running in another user session.

 

Version 7.51.020.4170 (September 2012)

Fixes

  • 5471 – Resolved issues related to insufficient space on system drives when installing Deep Freeze. (Case No: YBK-318-94672)

 

Version 7.50.020.4100 (July 2012)

New Features

  • Protect Master Boot Record (MBR)
    Deep Freeze prevents a virus from injecting into MBR.
  • Support for Hard Drives larger than 2 TB
  • New and improved Deep Freeze Workstation Service with Logging
    Enables our Tech Support to help with any corner cases.

Fixes

2504 – Resolved an issue where there was a random deadlock on startup while installing/uninstalling Deep Freeze or creating/deleting ThawSpaces.

4037 – Resolved Blue Screen issue with certain keyboard and mouse drivers. (Case No: ZYP-187-69083, DCK-331-46840, OLV-592-70831)

4255 – Resolved Blue Screen issue when Express Cache is installed. (Case No: HMT-966-41631)

3572 – Resolved an issue where the task failed with License Expired error when trying to reboot workstations with expired license into Thawed mode.

3900 – Resolved translation issues. (Case No: OTU-350-44687)

 

Version 7.30.020.3852 (March 2012)

New Features

Improvements in Deep Freeze WMI Classes.

License expiry notification displayed in the system tray.

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)
FB2557 Resolved an issue on systems with custom Windows folder: Secure Channel Password was not being managed when Deep Freeze was in a Thawed state (Case No: DGV-558-22897)
TT2254 Resolved an issue where after uninstalling Deep Freeze on the workstation, Deep Freeze entry is not removed from Faronics Product under WMI.
TT2620 Resolved a Blue Screen on Dell computer with RAID hardware controller (PERC card) (Case No: RYF-134-76780)
TT2621 Resolved a Blue Screen. (Case No: OYK-134-64403)
TT2627 Resolved an unexpected shutdown error on a computer with hardware RAID controller. (Case No: IIA-307-84690)
TT2695 Resolved a Blue Screen issue after upgrading Deep Freeze. (Case No: MIS-143-20157)
TT2697 Resolved a cosmetic issue in the Status of Next Reboot option. (Case No: RLX-148-27814)
TT2774 Resolved an issue where the Windows Program Compatibility Assistant displayed a warning when Deep Freeze installation was cancelled.

 

Version 7.22.020.3453

Fixes

2386 Resolved a security issue that could allow an unauthorized user to gain access to the Deep Freeze settings.


Version 7.21.020.3447

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 D drive shows as Frozen even when it is Thawed and has a page file on it. (Case: 121-43697)
2354 Resolved issue with Deep Freeze and Ramdisk.
2363 Resolved issue where the Error Notification is not displayed when incorrect network settings are set via Deep Freeze.
2370 Resolved issue where the blank password dialog must expand and the scroll bar was not displayed.
2371 Resolved issue where the MaximumPasswordAge registry is not reverted back to 30 when Deep Freeze is uninstalled from the workstation.
2372 Resolved issue where the Deep Freeze UI items disappear when Alt button is pressed.
L226 Resolved issue where Anti-Executable was partially installed when Faronics Core remotely installed Anti-Executable after Deep Freeze is remotely installed.

Version 7.20.020.3398

Fixes

2271 Resolved issue where Windows entered a boot loop when Deep Freeze was installed on an SSD supporting the ATA TRIM command. (Case# 76-37482)
2330 Resolved a password security issue.
2238 Resolved issue  where  Deep  Freeze  was  unstable after  running  Last  Good  Known Configuration. (Case # 153-29637)
2246 Resolved issue where the Deep Freeze Workstation Installer hanged when it failed to write to the registry (due to a registry protection software blocking system registry access).
2308 Resolved issue where Deep Freeze looped infinitely in the Please Wait dialog when double- clicking the Install button.
2336 Resolved issue where FrzState login is not protected against buffer overflow and crashes if a long password string is entered.

 

Version 7.10.020.3176

Fixes

 

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

 

Version 7.00.020.3172

 

New Features

Enhanced security.

Fixes

2152 Resolved compatibility issue with WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software. 

Version 6.62.020.3058

Fixes

1561 Changing settings Boot Control settings results in a single (formerly multiple) confirmation dialogs.
2076 Resolved issue that could prevent a user from controlling Deep Freeze locally on a workstation.
2085 Non-English localizations only: Resolved an issue that caused some strings related to the License to remain in English after applying a License Key in English and then switching to a different language.
 2127 Resolved issue that could result in an Access violation in address 0043658F in module DFwks.exe encountered when installing DF message when installing Deep Freeze.

Version 6.61.020.2822

 

New Features

Officially supported on Windows 7.

 

Fixes

2087  Resolved issue that could cause a Deep Freeze workstation installation to terminate and fail if a raw partition existed on the disk.

 

Version 6.60.020.2771

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 6.53.020.2763

Fixes

1944 Resolved an issue that could prevent installation from occurring successfully if a workstation had been updated to v6.52 or higher, then downgraded to v6.50, then updated to v6.51.
2022 Resolved a potential security vulnerability that only affected Deep Freeze Standard installations.

 

Version 6.52.020.2735

No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with Deep Freeze Enterprise.

 

Version 6.51.020.2725

 

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.
Simplified Chinese localization added.

 

Improved / Changed Features

 

Rewritten and expanded user guide.
Windows 95/98/Me support dropped.

 

Fixes

 

652          Windows Vista only: Resolved issue where Deep Freeze files did not have proper large and extra large icons.

1150       Windows 2000 only: Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen in certain circumstances when an external USB hard disk drive was plugged into a Frozen system and then unplugged.

1153       Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze icon to not appear in the System Tray, resulting in an inability to access the Deep Freeze login menu.

1802       Resolved issue that could result in a failed installation of Deep Freeze in very rare circumstances.1848       Resolved issue that could result in Windows errors occurring during boot while Frozen in very rare circumstances.

 

Version 6.41.020.1973

 

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 (the machine would remain Frozen)
1197 Resolved compatibility issue with Macintosh clients using Boot Camp with Deep FreezeDeep Freeze build 1931 or 1968.

 

Version 6.40.020.1968

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 6.30.020.1931

 

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 6.30.020.1926

 

Fixes

 

Resolved issue that could prevent a workstation from restarting correctly after installation of Deep FreezeVersion

 

6.30.020.1917

 

Fixes

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 6.30.020.1875

 

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 6.30.020.1871

 

No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with Deep Freeze Enterprise. Version

 

6.30.020.1829

 

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

 

Version 6.30.020.1819

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

 

6.30.020.1818

 

New Features

 

The Boot Control window provides the ability to Reboot Now
System tray icon no longer flashes when machine is Thawed

 

Fixes

 

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 6.20.020.1692

 

New Features

Windows Vista support

 

Fixes

 

Resolved all known Vista-specific issues from version 6.10.020.1616
Resolved a compatibility issue with Tor Privoxy
Resolved issue where the program would not stop the user from attempting to uninstall Deep Freeze while the system is Frozen if a 6.x workstation installation file is used to uninstall Deep Freeze 5.x

 

Version 6.10.020.1616

 

New Features

Windows XP 64 bit support
Localization to English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese languages
Installable on Vista for experimentation and testing. However, installation on Vista is not supported by Faronics. For the latest compatibility information, go to our Deep Freeze Vista information page at: http://www.faronics.com/dfvista

 

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 abnormal termination of the process that allows the user to change the Deep Freeze state locally

 

Version 6.00.020.1523

 

Improved Features

 

Improved program performance

 

Fixes

 

Resolved an issue when installing Deep Freeze on compressed drives
Resolved an issue that prevented accessing the Deep Freeze workstation the login window through the hotkey combination Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F6 if the password was changed and the confirmation message was closed automatically

 

Version 5.70.020.1453

 

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 Stack Overflow Exception in module FrzState2k.exe
 Resolved an issue where USB storage devices were not be assigned drive letters when they were plugged into computers running Daemon Tools 4.x or Alcohol 120%
Resolved compatibility issues with PGP Whole Drive Encryption, SafeBoot, and PointSec encryption software

 

Version 5.70.020.1426

 

Improved Features

 

Enhanced security for Win 9x operating systems

 

Version 5.70.020.1425

 

Improved Features

 

Enhanced security
Improved program performance

 

Fixes

 

Resolved a stability issue

 

Version 5.70.020.1378

 

Improved Features

Enhanced security

 

Version 5.70.020.1372

 

New Features

 

Enhanced password security
Improved program performance

 

Version 5.60.020.1347

 

New Features

Japanese localization

 

Version 5.50.020.1299

 

Improved Features

 

Enhanced security

 

Fixes

 

Resolved a compatibility issue with the Symantec Ghost client

 

Version 5.50.020.1288

 

New Features

 

The Clone option was added to the Deep Freeze logon window to prepare

workstations for the imaging process.

 

Improved Features

 

Enhanced password security.
Enhanced user interface.

 

Version 5.40.020.1248

 

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 5.40.020.1238

 

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.

 

Version 5.30.020.1181

 

No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with Deep Freeze Enterprise.Version

 

5.30.020.1180

 

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 slow boot times if the PERSI0.SYS file was set to read only.

 

Version 7.61.220.4320 (March 2013)