Getting Started with Deep Freeze Enterprise

This Video provides a visual presentation of the process of installation, configuration and deployment of Deep Freeze Enterprise Console on any target workstation.

How to install Deep Freeze Enterprise Console

Once Deep Freeze Reboot to Restore software has been successfully downloaded, administrators need to provide the license key to initiate the installation process, and the Customization code to create a secure, encrypted channel between the Enterprise Console and target workstation. Upon completion, the The Deep Freeze Enterprise console Window will appear on screen.


Configuring the Enterprise Console

To include workstations, administrators need to create a Deep Freeze Enterprise workstation installation file and install it on selected workstations. Clicking on the ‘Add Configuration’ button on the Console lets administrators pre-configure the desired settings in that installation file. The process includes setting up password on the ‘Password’ tab, specifying the drives that are to be protected with Deep Freeze, and creating and scheduling different maintenance tasks to run automatically, such as running Windows Updates. Administrators can also choose a time period when selected workstations will automatically be placed into a ‘Thawed’ state.

Deploying the Enterprise Console on Workstations

After saving the configuration, Administrators can right click on it, and choose ‘Export As’ and ‘Workstation Installer’ options respectively to create an executable file, that can be installed on selected workstations so that they report to the main console. There are multiple other management options in the toolbar menu, with which administrators can restart and shutdown computers, initiate a Wake-on-LAN command, restart systems into a Thawed state and also back into Frozen state, broadcast messages and lock and unlock the keyboard and mouse. On the left side of the console, system administrators can create static groups and groups that dynamically filter computers into them. Administrators can view all the available configurations and create additional ones, if necessary.