Deep Freeze Enterprise Latest Version and Release Notes

Version (October 25, 2019)

Note: You will need your new v8.6 license key during the upgrade.

New Features

  • Auto Grow ThawSpaces
    Mark ThawSpaces to grow automatically if they get 75% full, up to a specified maximum size.
  • Thaw for Multiple Restarts
    Set the number of Thawed reboots from the Enterprise Console. Option available for Reboot Thawed or Reboot Thawed Locked action.
  • Pause Scheduled Task
    Choose to pause or resume Scheduled Tasks in the Enterprise Console. Right-click on the Scheduled Task to pause or resume.
  • Install All Windows Updates
    In addition to Security, Critical, and Feature updates, choose to install all types of updates when downloading Windows updates from Microsoft (vs. WSUS).
  • Launch Batch, VB, PowerShell Scripts
    In addition to .exe and .msi file types, now you can also launch .cmd, .bat, .vbs, .ps1 file types via the Remote Launch and Push & Launch actions in the Enterprise Console.
  • Specify URL or FTP for Remote Launch
    Instead of specifying an existing file path for Remote Launch, now you have the option to specify a web URL or FTP location. The file will be automatically downloaded from the specified location and launched on the workstation.
  • Console Log Improvements
    Determine how the Deep Freeze state has changed. Example: determine if Deep Freeze was Thawed from the console, locally on the client, or via Command-Line.
  • Set Default Location for Installers
    Enterprise Console can now remember where you prefer to save newly created workstation installers and configuration files. Set the default location while saving the file to your desired location.
  • Windows XP End of Support
    To ensure Deep Freeze continues to take advantage of the latest technologies, Faronics is officially dropping XP and Server 2003 support in this version of Deep Freeze. Microsoft officially ended Windows XP support on April 8, 2014 and Server 2003 support on July 14, 2015.

Watch this video to see what’s new in v8.6.


4438 Resolved an issue where the user was able to boot into Advanced Boot Options from Frozen state. (Case No. BES-706-81851, YHL-467-37473, PXW-694-49668, KJX-247-38795, VCL-337-59421)

23710 Resolved an issue where the hyperlink “View Release Notes and Download” in the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console did not work.

25400 Resolved an issue where system crashes when some specific software is installed on Deep Freeze workstation (such as PUBG, Fortnite, Easy Anti-Cheat, BattlEye). (Case No: FJM-423-95146, IXF-940-78041, ELV-682-66939, MTA-529-99421)

25716 Resolved an issue with systems running Deep Freeze Enterprise console when New Japanese Era is configured. (Case No. CYS-819-38990)

25984 SMART Board device touch function does not work correctly when Deep Freeze locks keyboard and mouse. (Case No: SLO-583-99238)

26714 Resolved an issue where Windows machines with Seed installed shut down instead of reboot. (Case No. ZQI-145-22099, PPJ-382-23951)

26731 Resolved an issue where users were not able to log on after installing Deep Freeze on client machines. (Case No. OBL-315-41640)


Known Issues

11387 NTFS Storage Spaces not supported. BSOD occurs on reboot on Windows 8 and higher computers with single or multiple NTFS Storage Spaces (Case No: EGF-242-16878).

12344 Deep Freeze Console does not sort IP Address column correctly. (Case No: TRV-310-98644)

12491 Deep Freeze Console columns may show wrong status or the console may show error messages when connected remotely through LogMeIn or RDP session. Restart console to resolve. (Case No: ZME-498-42392, NES-367-79748, XQL-319-44460, YAE-971-22805)

18513 Installation of Deep Freeze workstation fails if user login name contains double byte characters. (Case No: OWZ-638-83495)

19676 The workstation column width in the Enterprise Console may revert to zero after it has been moved. (Case No: SVY-817-92683)

20074 Installing Deep Freeze on workstations in some circumstances results in slow login when in a Frozen state. (Case No: VBL-745-23572, STU-985-82769, VGT-978-35363, ELK-520-80502, UJG-539-53162, XLJ-506-65139, FFZ-308-20240, GUE-154-33790, ZLF-973-61719, TSO-353-48797, EOZ-425-81724, LQD-969-91531, MSA-153-69823, IPS-293-24552, XLJ-506-65139, GUE-154-33790, BTW-348-35063, MCJ-324-52798, UCT-653-94936, KUT-279-11933, NSE-489-63163, AXF-703-83953, ATS-746-38491, YUU-252-47929, RGS-421-30979, SXA-243-90472, VTQ-989-47262, QGJ-395-64166, OFT-565-24890, OEN-315-21406, NTA-686-95164, OST-350-31179, TXV-275-14655)

20439 Unable to mount a virtual disk of Encase software when Frozen. (Case No: VIZ-411-82001)

21171 Unable to install apps from the Windows App Store once Deep Freeze is installed. Enable Windows Update service as a workaround. (Case No: ADD-325-21916)

21568 Issues with Dell full disk encryption software when Deep Freeze is installed. Knowledge Base. (Case No: ARY-947-73520, VNO-419-59600)

22504 Deep Freeze will not freeze systems on a Hyper-V Gen 2. (Case No: OKY-847-65054)

22765 Workstations showing offline status in the console after partially upgrading in some circumstances. (Case No: XZN-809-34880)

24222 OS column in Deep Freeze console is unable to filter by Windows 10 OS build number. (Case No: ZNT-428-53234)

25020 System crashes when loading virtual disk image using Arsenal Image Mounter software while in Frozen mode. (Case No: ELF-471-54366)

25585 Deep Freeze workstation cannot be Thawed on Intel Compute Stick device. (Case No: JGX-581-64326)

26325 Deep Freeze installer displays wrong notification when it fails to mount the Event log folder. (Case No. KOX-815-70072)

26478 Temp files get generated and fill up the drive. (Case No. MJA-957-71936-DF)

26627 First-time installation of Cloud Agent completes but does not show as installed in the console or assigns the policy. (Case No. QAH-521-14216)

26698 Windows To Go displays a warning not to remove USB devices when booting the computer to Frozen state. (Case No. AUU-154-57782)

26819 Deep Freeze causes Windows 10 to become unresponsive in Mac computers running Windows in Boot Camp. (Case No. VGJ-427-12358, XVE-469-61078, ACV-984-59982, QWZ-290-32385, HMC-808-64854)

26892 Error running VIAware when Deep Freeze is installed. (Case No. GUG-407-78542)

27702 Workstation column disappears from view from the Deep Freeze Enterprise console. (Case No. EUW-250-81829)

27722 Error message ‘Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window’ is showing up on Deep Freeze Enterprise when restore it from systray during RD connection (Case No. SZR-389-33085)

27756 External exception in FRZSTATE2k is reported when logging into computer. (Case No. UQY-750-68354)

27914 Deep Freeze console reapplies the Anti-Virus policy when the policy did not change. (Case No. FDM-221-57586)

27940 Workstation goes into BSOD when OWC ThunderBlade drive is attached to system running Deep Freeze. (Case No. IZR-806-26623)

27973 Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.57 causes BSOD on some specific setups. (Case No. PAO-986-98618)

28177 Subscription license key for Faronics Anti-Virus does not get carried over when upgrading to the latest Deep Freeze version (v8.6).


Version (May 6, 2019)


26282 Resolved an issue where Windows Updates did not install all approved updates from WSUS during Windows Update task. (Case No: NWC-473-23257)


Version (March 20, 2019)

New Enhancements

  • Windows 10: Windows Update Cache Drive Letter
    Addressed Deep Freeze Windows update caching issue on Windows 10 by assigning a drive letter to the cache folder. A Deep Freeze workstation upgrade will automatically assign drive letter B:\ to the cache folder which can be updated in the Deep Freeze configuration. The caching letter will be hidden in Windows Explorer.
  • Windows 10: Feature Update Support
    Now the Windows Update Task supports the installation of Feature Updates so customers can easily upgrade from build 1709 to 1809 for example. Deep Freeze will respect the Windows Update advanced options that can defer such updates.
  • Recovery Improvements
    Improvements in Deep Freeze maintenance recovery process when Windows updates are not marked properly, reducing the number and duration of Thawed restarts necessary to return the computer to a Frozen State.
  • Exclude System Drive from Deep Freeze Protection
    Customers can now optionally configure a system drive to be Thawed.
  • Full Support for NVMe Drives
    Deep Freeze is now compatible with NVMe drives using Advanced Format (4K) technology (often used in modern Mac computers).
  • Support for iSCSI Drives
    Deep Freeze is now compatible with iSCSI drives.


14289 Resolved an issue where the system became unbootable after installing Deep Freeze workstation on computers with NVMe drives using Advanced Format (4K) technology. (These types of drives are mostly used in modern Mac computers.) (Case No: WZO-787-28402, TXF-901-23028, RNT-781-75265, OFF-204-88841, UKW-410-49368, VAX-697-27714, UUM-608-63483, DWW-823-13577, IWL-914-59873, BFH-281-40319, HAR-528-31695, IYT-443-31430, EAC-132-14941, EPU-732-62414, YGZ-595-25016, VAS-893-64477, RZM-809-97482, LZV-882-12751, YXZ-530-89015, LBS-708-14472, WVG-493-15181, VFY-155-31231, CBK-673-63317)

20567 Resolved an issue where, on latest versions of Windows 10, Windows updates failed to download when “Cache Windows updates” option was enabled in Deep Freeze. (Case No: TVW-834-44465)

21075 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console nodes were collapsing after remotely connecting to the computer using Windows Remote Desktop Connection. (Case No: NQT-733-92350, QTS-243-79896)

22238 Resolved an issue where Windows OS did not start up while Imation device was attached. (Case No: MEQ-143-10262)

22254 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation booted into Recovery Screen due to some system settings being reverted by third-party software or after upgrading Windows. (Case No: ZPO-620-77452, HBP-156-15706, MTK-296-19494, EMO-786-68958, QDS-114-83260, LBG-498-60820)

23893 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation was unable to complete Windows Updates due to Windows 10 Feature Update failing to install. (Case No: SHW-308-32156, VPO-428-85709, WZA-837-86304, KJJ-203-63620, BNA-931-26907, RXL-684-47162)

23938 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation occasionally did not exit Deep Freeze task when keyboard and mouse were locked. (Case No: KZH-397-82588, DEV-371-75754, DYM-226-41474, EHI-414-72325, UYR-501-91650, UUW-771-82762, PYK-405-36256, LPZ-483-54567, BKR-168-45756)

25630 Resolved an issue with connecting to an iSCSI target while Deep Freeze workstation was installed. (Case No: KQH-777-87287)


Version (November 13, 2018)


25167 Resolved an issue where online activation for multiple workstations fails. (Case No. HKR-635-39152, GGG-498-87799, VWZ-512-97026, JNX-520-73584, GOZ-988-87655, DQI-132-73516, SCR-595-15811, NZP-965-35443, CWG-465-92183)

25191 Resolved an issue where users are unable to control workstations from the Deep Freeze On Demand page when Deep Freeze Enterprise console is connected to the Cloud through the Cloud Connector.


Version (November 01, 2018)


22177 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Seed stops reporting after applying the update command from Deep Freeze Console. (Case No: NPW-677-51642, BMB-386-47608)

23236 Resolved an issue where workstation task unexpectedly quits when the task notification message is too long. (Case No. DZD-532-61853)

23667 Resolved an issue where in some circumstances where error (DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) is displayed upon reboot. (Case No. JBQ-785-64557)

23770 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise workstation showed Cloud Connector expired message after installing it on the machine where Deep Freeze Cloud was previously installed. (Case No. OUG-468-62852)

23910 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation was showing the message of activation grace period expiry on already activated machine. (Case No. HYD-498-33175, LXQ-822-28317, SAQ-278-22918, TDT-959-41306, JYB-909-83889, MBP-325-20193, DCK-902-64279, FON-911-78262, WMS-196-57594, BEB-541-30566, JNF-799-56468, FWJ-454-28413, BDD-417-43150)

24292 Windows 10 version 1803: Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation does not boot after enabling Memory Integrity in Core Isolation settings. (Case No. FXX-297-69839)

24675 Resolved an issue where scheduled end time for workstation tasks may show incorrectly in the Configuration Administrator. (Case No. GNB-855-95190)

25067 Resolved an issue where set clone flag command is displaying incorrect status of Deep Freeze. (Case No. HAO-292-16321)


Version (April 23, 2018)


11231 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze could not be installed on devices with an eMMC based hard drive. (Case No: WKO-921-76972, WBU-981-32808, PCL-402-38865, HCK-877-61202, WKO-921-76972, WZO-787-28402, CGI-422-44547)

21021 Resolved an issue where workstations were not exiting Deep Freeze Workstation Task. (Case No: HDE-666-74734, TLI-811-34012, IGG-774-78546, JNO-503-47220, ANJ-311-67397, ABV-175-17146, WLV-318-67495, KJH-740-23136)

21227 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Service crashes if there are too many port connections. (Case No: TLI-811-34012)

21566 Resolved an issue where, switching between multiple ports in Enterprise Console while workstations are reporting in, the workstations continuing to report to the wrong port after changing the active port. (Case No: EPS-318-77915)

21847 Resolved an issue where configuring custom security settings resulted in the workstation losing activation. (Case No: ZGS-909-26141)

22067 Resolved an issue where installers for Deep Freeze Seed show wrong icon. (Case No: TUK-627-84034)

22219 Resolved an issue where Remind me later option in the Deep Freeze Console upgrade notification does nothing. (Case No: HXA-631-76105)

22278 Resolved an issue where the Japanese translations for install/uninstall commands were incorrect. (Case No: BBX-578-14923)

22336 Resolved an issue where clicking the Remind Me Later button when prompted to install a downloaded Deep Freeze update had no effect. (Case No: HXA-631-76105)

22474 Resolved an issue where an incorrect warning message was shown when trying to install lower version of Deep Freeze Console.

22608 Resolved an issue where using a Combination Task from the scheduler creates a task out of order. (Case No: AAS-483-25243)

22644 Resolved an issue of BSOD when BitDefender Anti-Virus is installed. (Case No: RLB-899-86439, KLE-222-16689, HKL-452-29682)

23016 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Administrator shows “List index out of bounds” error.

23066 Resolved an issue where attempting to open a file when an .rdx or installer file was already open in the Configuration Administrator gave an error message.

23083 Resolved an issue where ThawSpaces got deleted on workstations when applying task through Update Workstation Task by importing an .rdx file where Delete during configuration update is enabled.

23113 Resolved an issue where using the Configuration Administrator in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (64-bit) to repeatedly save then reload a configuration file would alter the available ThawSpaces.

23311 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console reported an incorrect length of time thawed for workstations using versions of Deep Freeze below 8.50 under certain circumstances.

23583 Resolved an issue where Windows 10 system could not boot if secure boot was enabled. (Case No: XFM-358-10158, TIF-100-17677)


Version 8.52 (April 2, 2018)

Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.52 was released earlier today to all customers. Shortly after release, an issue regarding certificates was discovered, forcing the retraction of this release. An updated version of Deep Freeze Enterprise will be made available once the issue is corrected. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Version (October 19, 2017)


22115 Resolved issue when a ThawSpace may randomly get deleted during v8.5 upgrade. This issue is limited to customers who previously had v8.31, v8.32, or v8.33 installed on that workstation and gone through an upgrade process.(Case No: RTT-893-71028, DTS-627-72232, MGJ-850-67555)


Version (September 25, 2017)

New Features

  • Add ThawSpaces on the Fly
    A reinstallation of Deep Freeze is no longer needs to add a new ThawSpace – ThawSpaces can be configured at any time are added on the next Thawed restart.
  • Delete ThawSpaces
    New Delete ThawSpace action from Console toolbar (in addition to Format ThawSpace). A new DFC switch /deletethawspace has been added as well.
  • Thawed Alerts
    You can now specify the length of time after which a Thawed workstation turns red. A new “Thawed For” column is now available to displays how long a workstation was Thawed for.
  • Combination Scheduler Task
    Administrators often chain scheduled console tasks like (1) Wake-On-Lan, (2) Send Message, (3) Run Windows Update, (4) Shutdown. The new Combination Task allows you create a single Scheduler task to chain up to 5 scheduler tasks so you don’t have to change multiple tasks when the unexpected happens.
  • Client Update and More Scheduler Tasks
    Administrators can now schedule to upgrade Deep Freeze clients whenever a new version is available. Additional tasks have been added to the console Scheduler, including, Format ThawSpace, Push & Launch, and Remote Launch giving more flexibility to administrators.
  • Retain Windows Event Logs
    Retain Windows Event logs simply by enabling a new checkbox added under the Advanced tab. Deep Freeze will allocate 100MB to retain Application, System, Security, and Hardware event logs.
  • Attempt Local Wakeup
    Automatically attempt to locally wakeup of the workstation from Standby before scheduled Workstation Task using the new checkbox “Attempt to wake-up locally” option added in the Workstation Tasks. Requires compatible hardware to wakeup from Standby.
  • Idle Task Enhancement
    Deep Freeze now has the ability to Shutdown an idle computer without waiting for the first keyboard and mouse activity – otherwise, the computer may remain on all day. First keyboard and mouse activity is necessary for Idle Time Restart to prevent the computer from constantly being rebooted without activity.
  • Configuration Workflow Enhancement
    You no longer have to name the Deep Freeze configuration after clicking OK. Just specify the Configuration Name at the bottom of the interface. Administrators are also provided an option to Export the configuration as an Installer or Seed so first-time users are not confused about next steps.
  • New Console Columns
    In addition to the “Thawed For” column, we also added a “ThawSpace Free” column which displays available ThawSpaces along with how much free space is available.OS Build numbers are now displayed in OS column.
  • Remember Text Inputs
    Enterprise Console now displays the last 10 inputs for Send Message, Push & Launch, Remote Launch so Administrators no longer have to keep re-typing the same messages or commands.
  • Upgrade Notification
    Moving forward, post v8.5, receive in-console notifications when a new version of Deep Freeze is available. Review the release notes, download the latest installer and automatically upgrade your console.
  • New DFC switches
    /shutdown parameter for /endtask
  • Upsize Windows update cache
    Windows Update cache is now automatically increased to 10GB without requiring a new installation.
  • Console Support Depreciation
    This version deprecates Enterprise Console support for Windows XP and Server 2003.
  • Support for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update


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

13827 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze did not finalize the pending Windows Update configuration and the workstation went into boot loop in some instances.

14039 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze causes BSOD on systems with 4TB drives or higher. (Case No: YAF-375-97861)

14865 Resolved an issue of random delays in restarts when they are initiated locally from the Deep Freeze workstation interface. (Case No: GYW-854-91721, XPM-282-49498)

15270 Resolved an issue where using CTRL+Alt+Del to lock the screen causes a delete prompt appearing in the Deep Freeze Console depending on the context. (Case No: JTK-884-47760)

17711 Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Resolved an issue in a Frozen state where an attempt to create a new storage pool was not getting blocked.

20060 Windows 8.1 (64-bit systems): Resolved an issue where an invalid error message gets displayed on the workstation when performing Lock Keyboard and Mouse action with WINSelect is installed. (Case No: PKI-492-42183)

20010 Resolved an issue of blue screen with Deep Freeze 8.37 installed on workstations with RAID 0 configuration. (Case No: AXZ-261-43388)

20128 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstations were showing Windows Repair screen on reboot randomly. (Case No: ACV-436-60212, PZS-913-49640, PBS-748-50759, OTM-352-41446)

20383 Resolved an issue where workstations no longer allow configuration update after upgrade. (Case No: UFO-972-83443)

20601 Windows 10 Creators Update: Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation installer fails to mount SoftwareDistribution folder, when launched from a user session.

20613 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze left orphaned .dsk files when unsuccessfully attempting to mount Windows Update cache.

20696 Resolved an issue where computers were crashing due to corrupted disks or system files. (Case No: ALT-616-417497, VUF-172-46840, KJI-659-28909, HDE-666-74734)

21002 Windows 10 Creators Update: Resolved an issue where Available configuration does not apply automatically to workstations while editing the applied configuration.

21004 Windows 10 Creators Update: Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze workstation password was removed when frequently editing/applying available configuration.

21317 Resolved an issue where the computer shuts down unexpectedly when Reboot Frozen if a cumulative Windows update was manually installed in a Thawed state.

22001 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze may fail to restore user specific Windows Update policy after running Windows Update Task.


Version (March 29, 2017)

New Features

Deep Freeze Enterprise (Optional Faronics Anti-Virus Enhancement)

  • In an effort to remain best-in-class, Faronics Anti-Virus will now be powered by a new engine that consistently ranks among the highest in the antivirus industry. Existing customers of Faronics Anti-Virus are requested to migrate to the New Anti-Virus 4.0 before June 30, 2017.

Migration steps:

  • Uninstall Legacy Anti-Virus.
  • Configure the new Anti-Virus 4.0 policy.
  • Install new Anti-Virus 4.0.

Note: Email Protection and Web Filtering features have been deprecated to keep the product lightweight and to optimize performance.


17582 Resolved an issue where blank password was accepted on Deep Freeze workstations. (Case No: FLF-678-79381/WDU-927-72406/CRL-259-30182)

19991 Resolved an issue where a script error occurred while opening the Faronics contact page.


Version (February 21, 2017)


17880 Resolved an issue where workstations did not exit maintenance period. This behavior occurred randomly and in an inconsistent manner.

18458 Resolved an issue where a workstation was showing abnormal CPU usage in some cases.

19111 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstation configuration was corrupted after sending on-demand (unscheduled) Windows Update task from Deep Freeze Console. (Case No: AFC-728-36239)


Version (October 26, 2016)

New Enhancements

  • Support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
  • Improved Console performance.
  • Enhancements to prevent longer system startup on Advanced Format (AF) 4k sector hard drives (up to 2X faster boot time).
  • Allow fully qualified Proxy Server Name in Deep Freeze console settings.
  • Windows Update Enhancements
    To address changes in the way Anniversary Update handles automatic Windows updates, Deep Freeze will take extra measures to ensure that the Windows updates will not be triggered outside of the scheduled Windows Update Task on Windows 10 machines. This is achieved by disabling the Windows update service.

Fixes for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

14956 Resolved issues with recovery screen on system startup.

17579 Resolved issues with random BSOD. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduced additional drivers into the system that interfered with the ability of our drivers to properly respond to some requests to our StorageSpace or ThawSpaces.

17893 Resolved issues where Windows updates failed for some cumulative update which may require more space and a larger caching space than the 5GB that Deep Freeze allocated. Version 8.35 will allocate a 10GB cache to address this situation. To increase the size, disable the Cache Window update option in the configuration, restart, and re-enable the option.

18199 Resolved issues where system shutdowns were prevented.

Other Fixes

9868 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze caused performance issues and resulted in slow boot. (Case No: YFD-286-49939, SBD-399-96597, QVG-187-15034, WII-538-57096)

14956 Resolved an issue where the Startup Recovery process starts on Windows 8.1 systems after a restart. (Case No: KSV-531-33912, OTA-665-89816)

14961 Resolved issues with Incorrect German translations in some of the confirmation dialogs when saving configuration file in Configuration Administrator (Case No: HSU-493-66609)

15577 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console’s Server Service does not switch to reduced frequency of auto-activation if all workstations report as Failed Activation.

15641 Resolved an issue where Windows Update Service was disabled on installing Deep Freeze thereby preventing maintenance. (Case No: HFT-480-31203, EGM-113-20565, WHF-979-33081, YFC-589-73576)

16470 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Clients randomly lost their Activation status and showed as Pending Activation. (Case No: KGV-296-44501, MOE-872-61066, JEC-971-36370)

16672 Resolved an issue where the Proxy feature did not work with Fully Qualified Domain Names. (Case No: KNN-741-30377)

17268 Resolved performance issues in Deep Freeze Console. (Case No: ZAR-286-75039, MGP-128-27227, YHP-979-36018, MFT-347-58906)

17479 Resolved an issue where License Key was shown as invalid until the entire key was entered. (Case No: BBE-155-83729)

17503 Resolved an issue with Windows Update that showed Access Violation message when Deep Freeze was installed. (Case No: AQK-988-79352, EYB-819-89372, GGH-600-27901, QUU-689-69833)

17522 Resolved an issue where a specific type of Flash Drive was not mounting properly when Deep Freeze was installed. (Case No: IRS-476-30866)

17558 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze was not allowing Windows to boot. (Case No: QHJ-805-27395)

17564 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Service was crashing with Accession Violation message when the Activation Server sent a bad activation response. (Case No: LSG-576-93996)

17579 Resolved an issue of BSOD with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. (Case No: ZNB-325-70969, NCW-613-26183, ZOL-717-56507, BJF-591-31684)

17687 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze fails to correctly detect pending Windows Update for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.

17757 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Windows Update Workstation Task does not prevent users to run native Windows Update in Frozen or during Maintenance Period for Windows Update Task.

17867 Resolved an issue where Windows Update Service gets disabled during Windows Update Task on Windows 8.1.

17983 Resolved an issue where it was not possible to apply cumulative Windows Update due to lack of storage space.

18199 Resolved an issue where Windows 10 1607 Upgrade enables fast startup on Deep Freeze workstations. (Case no: FPX-324-70121)


Version (June 24, 2016)


12428 Resolved an issue on Windows 8 where the Live tiles on Metro UI were not working after user profile was redirected to a ThawSpace. (Case No: OCS-785-12175) Note: Faronics Data Igloo version 2.20.1110.392 does not support redirecting to a ThawSpace.

14760 On Windows 10: Resolved an issue where Start Menu is not accessible after user profile was redirected to a ThawSpace.

14977 Resolved an issue where Windows 10 App & Features screen was hanging. (Case No: CJZ-576-49466)

16714 Resolved an issue where some workstations kept activating the license key due to a slow network connection. (Case No: ORT-565-95136)

16744 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze 8.32 Console was occasionally not launching but the process was running. (Case No: FFI-246-96623)

17224 Resolved an issue where the workstation did not perform Deep Freeze specific commands initiated from Core Console or Cloud Console until the workstation connects to the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console.

17225 Resolved an issue where upgrading Deep Freeze Workstations from Faronics Core Console failed. This issue has been resolved for Deep Freeze 8.33 and above. However, users upgrading from 8.32 to 8.33 may still experience this issue. Contact Technical Support for workaround.


Version (May 02, 2016)

New Features

  • Configure Proxy Server Connection
    If you are using a proxy server to connect to the Internet, you can now specify the credentials in Deep Freeze Console.Configuring the proxy server in the Deep Freeze Console ensures that Check for Updates, Announcements and Licence Activation features work. The Deep Freeze workstation also connects to the Internet for License Activation via the Proxy Server if it is configured in the operating system. Learn more.
  • Secure LDAP support
    If you are importing groups from Active Directory, you can now use the Deep Freeze Console to retrieve groups from your Secure LDAP setup. Microsoft KB.


11741 Resolved an issue where the Windows Update workstation task gets stuck till specified end time even when performing End Task action.

13974 Resolved an issue where Windows Update task with defined end time does not quit when ending the task during the process of installing Windows Updates.

14022 Resolved an issue where Workstation task with Shutdown flag reboots workstation instead of shutting down at the end of the task.

14858 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze was not exiting Maintenance Mode correctly that sometimes left computers in a Thawed state or caused Deep Freeze Service to crash. (Case No: KYJ-317-83835)

15009 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Console crashes, when providing XML file instead of CSV file in the Configuration Generator.

15320 Resolved issues with workstations running Windows 10 not reporting to the Deep Freeze Console. (Case No: ZTD-831-39650)

15599 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console does not verify license if it launches on the computer where invalid license key remained in registry.

15634 Resolved an issue where it was not possible to activate online when the Internet was accessed via a proxy server. (Case No: CKN-285-48443, BCF-951-75987, BCF-951-75987)

15698 Resolved an issue where an error shown when replacing %d with %s in message show in a maintenance event. (Case No: NYS-986-78728)

15834 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Command Line utility crashed while using space after /update in syntax.

16086 Resolved an issue where the workstations loses communication with the console after 24 hours if no internet access is available. (Case No: LIG-586-21422)

16106 Resolved issues with Deep Freeze Enterprise Console and Active Directory integration with Secure LDAP. (Case No: ANK-900-68876)

16184 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console was not able to connect to LDAP Tree with more than 32 characters. (Case No: CHN-811-73676)

16299 Resolved an issue with Deep Freeze Enterprise upgrade where the groups were automatically pushed to the Cloud.


Version (December 31, 2015)


9043 Resolved an issue where updating clients through the Custom Console removed license information. (Case No: YNN-670-71193/BIR-212-51470)

14271 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze could not be installed on computers with empty Windows Updates and a dialog with an error message “wcscpy_s – abnormal program termination” appears. (Case No: VER-497-56960/ QIP-133-21304/ ZCN-397-27504)

14464 Resolved an issue where Nessus Vulnerability Scanner flagged Deep Freeze as vulnerable. Deep Freeze is not vulnerable, it only flagged it as such. (Case No: HLF-929-94745/ SYT-301-98288)

14892 Secured One-Time Password functionality from potential vulnerability. (Case No: UDB-639-24568)

15003 Resolved an issue where the workstation did not shutdown after no updates were found in Windows Update task. (Case No: YQN-567-57232/ BGS-437-27053/ FQI-341-69666)


Version (September 21, 2015)

New Features

  • Support for Windows 10.
  • Configuration Generator
    Automatically generate multiple Deep Freeze Installation files (.exe) and Deep Freeze Configuration files (.rdx) using a CSV file (sample file provided). The Configuration Generator can be launched from Deep Freeze Administrator, Deep Freeze Console or from the Command Line. Learn more.
  • Improved error handling for Windows Update task.


14320 Resolved bootloops that occurred if Windows Updates were installed during a workstation task specifically after reboot notification appeared. (Case No: UBV-410-40892)

14473 Resolved an issue where Windows enters into Recovery mode when rebooting between Frozen and Thawed states. (Case No: OXG-496-12097, GNG-588-69595, HPV-908-31011,ORO-812-59275, MLR-189-91303, FUT-854-73640, ART-669-25239, NPH-454-30027, KIY-984-18997, GCX-544-73846, HPV-908-31011, KQS-566-56234, RXI-350-76867)

14594 Resolved an issue where a one-time Windows Update task from Deep Freeze Console was repeating. (Case No: AEL-597-31181,UUN-533-11696 )

14745 Resolved an issue where Windows 10 reports as a Windows 8.1 client system in Deep Freeze. (Case No: OAR-171-44554)


Version (June 12, 2015)

New Features

  • Delay Frozen Reboot to complete Windows updates
    A new option is available in Configuration Administrator (Advanced Option tab) that allows you to delay rebooting the computer into a Frozen state if configuration or installation for Windows updates are pending. This option is selected by default. Learn more.


11338 Resolved an issue where computers entered into a bootloop. (Case No: UKC-375-35031, FQJ-724-51038, TXW-698-36057, URZ-752-85830, FQJ-724-51038, MZU-556-89185, YKG-914-90594, ROE-988-11484)

13472 Resolved an issue where the computers were disconnected from the domain after updating Deep Freeze. (Case No: VUB-615-43745, LDR-390-66208, QIA-774-79104, DDV-560-82460, UHG-288-70272, ZDF-467-71410)

14011 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Console crashed if there were older Deep Freeze Clients in the Available Configuration node and the Deep Freeze configuration was modified. (Case No: SWE-156-11091, UOV-543-40317, ENS-128-37659)


Version (March 27, 2015)


9390 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Console gave wrong status of Anti-Virus when the computers were powered off. (Case No: XSG-186-34840)

12953 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstations were randomly displayed as offline when the service terminated unexpectedly. (Case No: ZWD-355-10541, LIZ-530-75015, ULR-948-83980, REF-404-42060, XUI-423-28067, JLO-312-53996, OHF-900-66148)


Version (February 10, 2015)


10901 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Console password got reset when upgrading to the next version.

11351 Resolved an issue where the computer hung when External USB 3.0 drive was plugged when Deep Freeze was installed. (Case No: SJO-295-89647, PPB-766-23628)

11755 Resolved an issue where computers lose connection to console due to Deep Freeze Service application crash. (Case No: HYA-731-34835)

11946 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze causes blue screen when Thawed on Windows Embedded.


Version (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.
    Deep Freeze release notes.
  • 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.Img9
  • 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.


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

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

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

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

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)

4360 Resolved 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.

7860 Resolved 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)

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)

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.

9602 Resolved 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.

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)

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.


Version (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.


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.

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

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)


Version (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


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 (December 02, 2013)


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 (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.


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 (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.


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)

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)

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

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)

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


Version (March 2013)


7155 Resolved an issue where the Password field was skipped when entering login information in the Batch File tab of Deep Freeze Administrator. (Case No: VTY-124-81866)

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

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

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

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


Version (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.


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 (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.


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)

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.

5659 Resolved an issue where the same Batch file is re-executed if the workstation was rebooted manually during Batch File task.

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).


Version (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.


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 (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 along with your contact details and why you would like to participate.


Version (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.


FB1922 Resolved a Blue Screen at login on Frozen computers after updating from Deep Freeze 6.22 to 7.21. (Case No: TTR-416-23714)

FB2538 Resolved an issue where workstations were not updating status in Faronics Core. (Case No: FFM-597-40856)

FB2553 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstations were not reporting status updates to Faronics Core. (Case No: CQH-179-71521)

FB2557 Resolved an issue on systems with custom Windows folder: Secure Channel Password was not being managed when Deep Freeze was in a Thawed state (Case No: DGV-558-22897)

FB817 Resolved an issue where status was not accurate for some period of time for workstations managed by Deep Freeze Loadin.

TT2254 Resolved an issue where after uninstalling Deep Freeze on the workstation, Deep Freeze entry is not removed from Faronics Product under WMI.

TT2620 Resolved a Blue Screen on Dell computer with RAID hardware controller (PERC card) (Case No: RYF-134-76780)

TT2621 Resolved a Blue Screen. (Case No: OYK-134-64403)

TT2627 Resolved an unexpected shutdown error on a computer with hardware RAID controller. (Case No: IIA-307-84690)

TT2693 Resolved an issue where Reboot Frozen/ Reboot Thawed task failed with Invalid Timestamp on some computers when Faronics Core Console was overloaded.

TT2695 Resolved a Blue Screen issue after upgrading Deep Freeze. (Case No: MIS-143-20157)

TT2697 Resolved a cosmetic issue in the Status of Next Reboot option. (Case No: RLX-148-27814)

TT2774 Resolved an issue where the Windows Program Compatibility Assistant displayed a warning when Deep Freeze installation was cancelled.

TT2777 Resolved an issue where Faronics Core sometimes did not display the Deep Freeze workstation status after install. (Case No: PDG-899-28895)

TT2788 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze WMI provider prevented the local Faronics Core Agent uninstall or upgrade.

TT2792 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Workstation sometimes did not report status to Faronics Core. (Case No: IDU-897-12223)

FB2414 Resolved a cosmetic issue in the title of Deep Freeze Loadin install wizard.

FB2432 Resolved an issue where after installing the Deep Freeze Seed, workstations were displayed only in Seed child node but not in Deep Freeze parent node.

FB2433 Resolved an issue where workstations were still displayed under Deep Freeze parent node on Faronics Core even after the Deep Freeze Client was uninstalled.

FB2435 Resolved an issue where DfShl.dll file has missing version properties.

FB2446 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Loadin does not remove temporary installation files on the console computer.

FB2474 Resolved an issue where the incorrect string is displayed on Loadin setup interrupted dialog.

TT230 Incorrect icon size/resolution on windows install/uninstall panel

TT231 Resolved an issue where Faronics Core could not manage Deep Freeze (invalid Customization Code error on tasks).

TT237 Resolved an issue where all Deep Freeze actions show inaccurate failure reason in Task History while running workstations where Deep Freeze was uninstalled.

TT244 Resolved an issue where it was able to change Customization Code to a blank code in Deep Freeze Loadin properties from Faronics Core.




1902 Resolved issue where the keyboard shortcuts on the workstation did not work.

2245 Resolved a Blue Screen issue while logging off Windows 7. (Case: 130-33089)

2299 Resolved issue where the Embedded Events show inaccurate message time.

2323 Resolve a Blue Screen issue while logoff. (Case: 223-40305)

2326 Resolve a Blue Screen issue while logoff. (Case: 42-39496)

2328 Resolve a Blue Screen issue while logoff. (Case: 153-42051)

2325 Resolved issue where the number of Thawed restarts field was not wide enough to show two digits and was not limited to 9.

2339 Resolved issue where DFC crashed when launched from Windows folder.

2349 Resolved issue where Deep Freeze command line password was not limited to 63 characters.

2352 Resolved issue where D drive shows as Frozen even when it is Thawed and has a page file on it. (Case: 121-43697)

2354 Resolved issue with Deep Freeze and Ramdisk.

2363 Resolved issue where the Error Notification is not displayed when incorrect network settings are set via Deep Freeze.

2370 Resolved issue where the blank password dialog must expand and the scroll bar was not displayed.

2371 Resolved issue where the MaximumPasswordAgeregistry is not reverted back to 30 whenDeep Freeze is uninstalled from the workstation.

2372 Resolved issue where the Deep Freeze UI items disappear when Alt button is pressed.

L226 Resolved issue where Anti-Executable was partially installed when Faronics Core remotely installed Anti-Executable after Deep Freeze is remotely installed.



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.


1605 Resolved issue where the Scheduled Task Wizard always 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.

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.

2271 Resolved issue where Windows entered a boot loop when Deep Freeze was installed on anSSD supporting the ATA TRIM command. (Case# 76-37482)

2308 Resolved issue where Deep Freeze looped infinitely in the Please Wait dialog when double- clicking theInstall button.

2330 Resolved a password security issue.

2336 Resolved issue where FrzState login is not protected against buffer overflow and crashes if a log password string is entered.

L193 Resolved issue where an improper message is displayed on Reboot Frozen and Lock/ Unlock Keyboard and mouse action on workstations that were running in Maintenance Mode.

L212 Resolved issue where Deep Freeze Standard could be pushed to any workstation from Faronics Core Console using Deep Freeze Loadin.

L213 Resolved issue when Deep Freeze Server is attempted to be installed on a non-server operating system and the task moves to History with a Successful status.

L216 On Windows 2003 Enterprise and Standard 64-bit systems: Resolved issue where the workstation restarts and does not install Deep Freeze Client through Faronics Core Console. Only after the push install is successful, the installer starts and the install process is launched.




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



New Features

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


1904 Resolved issue that could cause the Retain ThawSpace setting to always be unchecked after updating a workstation from the Enterprise Console or DFC using a blank file.

2027 Resolved issue that could cause a drive set to be hidden with a local policy to be visible after installing Deep Freeze with a ThawSpace.

2131 Resolved unexpected behavior when applying Reboot Thawed / Reboot Thawed and Locked/ Reboot Frozencommands on a workstation while it is in Maintenance Mode.

2152 Resolved compatibility issue with WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software.

2167 Resolved unexpected behavior when applying Lock /Unlock commands on a workstation on which Deep Freeze had expired.

2169 Resolved issue that could cause a ThawSpace to be inaccessible on a dual boot Macintosh running Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

2208 Resolved issue that could cause a partition or drive to be hidden after uninstalling DeepFreeze, if the drive letter had previously been assigned to a hidden ThawSpace.



New Features

  • Compatible with the forthcoming Deep Freeze Loadin for Faronics Core. Contact for more information.


1561 Changing settings Boot Control settings results in a single (formerly multiple) confirmation dialogs.

1908 Resolved issue that would prematurely update a workstation’s status in the EnterpriseConsole after performing a DFC /thawlocknextboot command.

1914 Resolved incorrect message that was displayed on a workstation that was in a ThawedLocked state.

1963 Resolved issue that could result in the keyboard and mouse being unresponsive after uninstalling Deep Freeze from the Enterprise Console while the workstation’s keyboard and mouse were Locked.

2058 Resolved issue that could allow the Windows Update log file on a workstation to grow indefinitely.

2075 Resolved issue that could result in a workstation remaining in Maintenance Mode past the scheduled end time.

2076 Resolved issue that could prevent a user from controlling Deep Freeze locally on a workstation.

2083 Japanese localization only: Localized the About menu.

2084 French localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.

2085 Non-English localizations only: Resolved an issue that caused some strings related to the License to remain in English after applying a License Key in English and then switching to a different language.

2086 Resolved incorrect message when importing a configuration file from Deep Freeze v6.3 or earlier that caused a Restart event to be referred to as a Shutdown event.

2092 Resolved issue that could prevent the DFC /Bootfrozen command from restarting the system on Macintosh computers running Windows in Boot Camp.

2094 German localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.

2127 Resolved issue that could result in an Access violation in address 0043658F in moduleDFwks.exe encountered when installing DF message when installing Deep Freeze.

2165 Resolved issue that could prevent the Workstation Seed status in HKLM\Software\ Faronics\Deep Freeze from being updated correctly after uninstalling a Workstation Seed.

2178 German localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.



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).


2070 Resolved an issue that could cause Update Mode to fail on some Windows 7 systems.

2072 Japanese localization only: Resolved minor localization issue.

2079 Windows 7 only: Resolved compatibility issue with the Windows Program Compatibility Assistant when using the Update command in Deep Freeze.

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



This is a beta version of Deep Freeze intended to test compatibility with Windows 7. It has undergone a QA cycle. As with any beta product, this version should only be used if you have backed up all important data and are prepared to re-image client computers if something goes wrong.

New Features

  • Compatible with Windows 7.




1888 Resolved an issue in the One Time Password Generator that caused incorrect keystrokes to be displayed when non-hex characters were entered.

1911 Resolved an issue that could cause an existing .rdx file to be unexpectedly deleted in a specific circumstance: If it was opened for editing in the Configuration Administrator and some disallowed settings are specified (such as an empty password), then a Save As command is issued with the existing name; the original file was deleted, but the new file fails to save because of the error in the configuration.

1944 Resolved an issue that could prevent installation from occurring successfully if a workstation had been updated to v6.52 or higher, then downgraded to v6.50, then updated to v6.51.

2028 Windows 2000 only: Resolved an issue that could cause installation of the Configuration Administrator to fail with an error message.




1886 Resolved cosmetic issues on the One Time Password Generation dialog.

1938 Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREAerror when ThawSpace was used in certain rare circumstances.

1958 Resolved cosmetic issues in the Console Customizer dialog.

1961 Resolved issue that could cause an Access Violation error to appear in the EnterpriseConsole in specific circumstances.



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.


469 Resolved an issue that could cause the incorrect task icon to appear on the scheduler in a Console connected to a Remote Console or a Server Service Manager after the task is executed.

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

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

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

1158 Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console log file to retain records that are more than 48 hours old.

1177 Resolved issue that could prevent the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console from opening and reports a blank error dialog if the Console Log File is extremely large (over 400MB).

1668 Resolved an issue that could allow the left-hand pane of the Enterprise Console to be resized all the way to the left until it was no longer visible and could not be moved back without a restart of the Enterprise Console.

1802 Resolved issue that could result in a failed installation of Deep Freeze in very rare circumstances.

1848 Resolved issue that could result in Windows errors occurring during boot while Frozen in very rare circumstances.

1880 Resolved issue where the Type field of the Passwords tab in the Configuration Administrator was user editable; if Type was modified, the specified password would not be accepted on a client computer.

1883 Corrected the tab order on the Drives tab in the Configuration Administrator.

1884 Corrected the tab order on the Maintenance tab in the Configuration Administrator.

1890 Resolved an issue in which the mouse focus had to be manually set to an existing group before a new user defined group could be added as a sub-group via the right-click menu.

1891 Resolved an issue in which the status fields at the bottom left corner of the Enterprise Console were user selectable.



Internal and private beta release only




942 Resolved issue that could allow a non-administrator user to kill Deep Freeze processes resulting in the icon not being displayed in the system tray and loss of communication with the Enterprise Console (the machine would remain Frozen)

1167 Resolved issue that could cause an abnormal program termination error to appear on a workstation after using the Unlock command in the Enterprise Console if a VNC session had previously been used to clear the lock message on the workstation

1197 Resolved compatibility issue with Macintosh clients using Boot Camp with Deep Freeze build 1931 or 1968



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.


1179 Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze password dialog to become non-responsive due to a compatibility issue with Novell’s login dll (NWGina.dll).




  • Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen in very specific circumstances: a non-functional place-holder SD card was inserted into a card reader slot on a machine with some versions of the Ricoh hardware driver installed.




  • Resolved issue that could prevent a workstation from restarting correctly after installation of Deep Freeze
  • Resolved issue that could prevent the Restart on Logoff feature from working if Terminal Services was disabled on a workstation




  • Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to crash when pushing out more than 15 simultaneous workstation configuration updates
  • Resolved issue that could cause the Windows login window to fail to appear on certain computers that had Deep Freeze installed
  • Resolved compatibility issue with nForce RAID systems




  •  Resolved an issue that could cause a workstation installation to fail on computers that are not logged in (after the machine was restored from a Sysprep image)



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


  • Resolved an issue that could result in very slow installation from the Console in certain circumstances
  • Resolved issue with the Restart on Logoff feature that could prevent logoff scripts from running
  • If ALT+C is used to extend the Create menu in the Configuration Administrator, keyboard input is now correctly accepted without needing to press ALT once more
  • Resolved issue in the Enterprise Console that could cause the Remote Connection > Clear History command to generate an Access File violation
  • Resolved issue that could result in a Deep Freeze workstation warning dialog in not displaying text correctly if the user is logged in with a non-admin account
  • Resolved an issue on 64-bit Vista systems that could result in an error message being displayed if the Console was shut down before the workstations finished populating the list




  • Resolved issues that could prevent the Deep Freeze icon from being displayed in the System Tray on any machines (including Vista), resulting in the computer being unable to be booted into the Thawed state
  • Resolved compatibility issue with SafeGuard
  • Resolved issue in the Enterprise Console that could prevent a task from being executed with Wake on LAN




  • Resolves one cause of an issue that could prevent the Deep Freeze icon from being displayed in the System Tray on Vista machines, resulting in the computer being unable to be booted into the Thawed state



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


  • 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.



New Features

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


  • Resolved all known Vista-specific issues from version
  • 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



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:

Improved Features

  • Improved Enterprise Console performance and scalability
  • Improved ThawSpace resiliency


  • Resolved a compatibility issue that causes Blue Screen when booting into the Frozen state
  • Resolved a compatibility issue with nVidia Nforce IDE drivers
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Enterprise Console to crash when it is closed
  • All Enterprise Console buttons show hints when hovering over them with the pointer
  • Resolved an issue that caused the abnormal termination of the process that allows the user to change the Deep Freeze state locally
  • Resolved an issue that prevented WOL calls from propagating across multiple networks



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


  • Resolved an issue that occurred with Deep Freeze Workstation installation over the Internet
  • Resolved an issue with the Server Service Manager crashing after receiving random packets via Telnet
  • Resolved an issue when installing Deep Freeze on compressed drives
  • Fixed a problem that prevented entering fully qualified host names longer than 15 characters on the network tab of the Deep Freeze workstation client
  • Fixed a problem that prevented accessing the Deep Freeze workstation the login window through the hotkey combination Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F6 if the password was changed and the confirmation message was closed automatically
  • Fixed the cannot focus a disabled or invisible window error message in the Enterprise Console




  • Resolved an issue where changes to the USB input devices resulted in the System Tray icons not being displayed
  • Resolved an issue where a system displayed an error referencing an Exception EStackOverflow in module FrzState2k.exe
  • Resolved an issue where the Enterprise Console displayed an error message when it was closed
  • Resolved an issue where USB storage devices were not be assigned drive letters when they were plugged into computers running Daemon Tools 4.x or Alcohol 120%
  • Resolved compatibility issues with PGP Whole Drive Encryption, SafeBoot, and PointSec encryption software



Improved Features

  • Enhanced security for Win 9x operating systems



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


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



Improved Features

  • Enhanced Security



Improved Features

  • Enhanced password security
  • Enhanced One Time Password encryption
  • Improved program performance


  • Fixed incorrect handling of configuration data when opening configuration files created with older versions of the Configuration Administrator
  • Resolved a stability issue that occurred when the Deep Freeze Workstation file was uninstalled and a Thawspace was left behind
  • Fixed an issue with the Workstation Seed file port number not being updated when selecting“Uninstall leave the seed” from the Console
  • Resolved a connectivity issue between the Console and the workstations that occurred when the workstations were upgraded from Deep Freeze Standard or Professional to Deep Freeze Enterprise
  • Fixed a configuration saving issue related to the Auto Login feature



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




  • Resolved a compatibility issue with the Microsoft SMS client



Improved Features

  • Enhanced security


  • Resolved a compatibility issue with the Symantec Ghost client



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



Improved Features

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


  • Resolved a compatibility issue with Lexar SafeGuard USB flash driver
  • Resolved a compatibility issue with systems that had Iomega Zip Drives installed
  • Resolved a compatibility issue with systems running ActivTest



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.


  • Resolved an issue where the Server Service would not accept additional connections due to excessive network noise.
  • Resolved a rare issue that could prevent the reinstallation of Deep Freeze on Windows 2000/ XP workstations.
  • Resolved an issue on Windows 9x where schedules set to cross 12:00am would not come out of maintenance.




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



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


  • 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