Deep Freeze Server Standard Feature History

Version 8.56 (March 20, 2019)

New Enhancements

  • Windows Server: Windows Update Cache Drive Letter
    Addressed Deep Freeze Windows update caching issue on Windows Server 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 Server: 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 Server is now compatible with iSCSI drives.


Version 7.71 (October 2013)

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.


Version 7.60 (December 2012)

  • Supports Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 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 2012 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 2012. 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.


Version (July 2012)

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


Version 7.3 (March 2012)

  • Improvements in Deep Freeze WMI Classes.
  • License expiry notification displayed in the system tray.
  • Improved Deep Freeze performance related to Terminal Services and Roaming Profiles.


Version 7.0

  • Enhanced security.


Version 6.62

  • Officially supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Licensing
    Deep Freeze now employs the same licensing scheme as other Faronics products. Therefore, a valid License Key must be entered into the product in order to prevent it from expiring after a 30-day evaluation period.
  • Simplified Chinese localization added.
  • 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.


Version 6.30

  • Windows Server 2008 support
  • The Boot Control window provides the ability to Reboot Now
  • System tray icon no longer flashes when machine is Thawed


Version 6.01

  • Windows Server 2003 64 bit support
  • Localization to English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese languages