Versão 8.60.270.5582 (25 de outubro de 2019)
Note: You will need your new v8.6 license key during the upgrade.
- Ampliar ThawSpaces Automaticamente
Marque ThawSpaces para ampliação automática se ficarem 75% cheios, até um tamanho máximo especificado.
- Thawed em Várias Reinicializações
Defina o número de reinicializações Thawed no Enterprise Console. Opção disponível para as ações Reiniciar Thawed ou Reiniciar Thawed Bloqueado.
- Pausar Tarefa Agendada
Escolha pausar ou retomar Tarefas Agendadas no Enterprise Console. Clique com o botão direito na Tarefa Agendada para pausar ou retomar.
- Instalar Todas as Atualizações do Windows
Em acréscimo às atualizações de Segurança, Críticas e de Recursos, escolha instalar todos os tipos de atualizações ao fazer download de atualizações do Windows da Microsoft (vs. WSUS).
- Inicializar Scripts em Lote, VB, PowerShell
Além dos tipos de arquivos .exe e .msi, agora você também pode inicializar tipos de arquivos .cmd, .bat, .vbs, .ps1 com as ações Inicialização Remota e Push e Iniciar no Enterprise Console.
- Especificar URL ou FTP para Inicialização Remota
Em vez de especificar um caminho de arquivo existente para Inicialização Remota, agora você tem a opção de especificar um URL ou FTP. O arquivo será baixado automaticamente do local especificado e inicializado na estação de trabalho.
- Melhorias no Registro do Console
Determine como o estado do Deep Freeze mudou. Exemplo: determine se o Deep Freeze foi Thawed no console, localmente no cliente ou com Linha de Comando.
- Defina o Local Padrão para Instaladores
O Enterprise Console agora pode lembrar onde você prefere salvar programas de instalação de estação de trabalho e arquivos de configuração recém-criados. Defina o local padrão ao salvar o arquivo no local desejado.
- Fim do Suporte para Windows Server 2003
Para garantir que o Deep Freeze continue a aproveitar as tecnologias mais recentes, a Faronics está encerrando oficialmente o suporte para XP e Server 2003 nesta versão do Deep Freeze. A Microsoft encerrou oficialmente o suporte para Windows XP em 8 de abril de 2014 e o suporte para Server 2003 em 14 de julho de 2015.
4438 Solucionou uma questão em que o usuário podia inicializar nas Opções de Inicialização Avançadas no estado Frozen. (No. de Caso BES-706-81851, YHL-467-37473, PXW-694-49668, KJX-247-38795, VCL-337-59421)
23710 Solucionou uma questão em que o hiperlink “Exibir Notas da Versão e Fazer Download” no Deep Freeze Enterprise Console não funcionava.
25400 Solucionou uma questão em que o sistema trava quando algum software específico é instalado na estação de trabalho Deep Freeze (como PUBG, Fortnite, Easy Anti-Cheat, BattlEye). (Nº de Caso: FJM-423-95146, IXF-940-78041, ELV-682-66939, MTA-529-99421)
25716 Solucionou uma questão em sistemas executando o Deep Freeze Enterprise Console quando Nova Era Japonesa é configurado. (No. de Caso CYS-819-38990)
25984 A função de toque do dispositivo SMART Board não funciona corretamente quando o Deep Freeze bloqueia o teclado e o mouse. (Nº de Caso: SLO-583-99238)
26714 Solucionou uma questão em que máquinas Windows com Semente instalada desligavam em vez de reinicializar. (No. de Caso ZQI-145-22099, PPJ-382-23951)
26731 Solucionou uma questão em que usuários não podiam fazer logon depois de instalar o Deep Freeze em máquinas clientes. (No. de Caso OBL-315-41640)
23687 Solucionou uma questão em que o Deep Freeze Server Enterprise Console fazia download de uma edição diferente de Servidor ao fazer o upgrade a partir da notificação de lembrete de update.
27714 Solucionou uma questão em que o Deep Freeze Server Enterprise fazia upgrade para Deep Freeze Enterprise (No. de Caso BXV-106-36841)
27721 Solucionou uma questão em que o Deep Freeze Server Enterprise mostrava opções para conectar com o Deep Freeze Cloud. (No. de Caso XYB-166-77774)
11387 Espaços de Armazenamento NTFS não suportados. BSOD ocorre ao reinicializar computadores com Windows 8 e mais recentes com Espaços de Armazenamento NTFS simples ou múltiplos (Nº de Caso: EGF-242-16878).
12344 O Console do Deep Freeze não classifica a coluna Endereço IP corretamente. (Nº de Caso: TRV-310-98644)
12491 As colunas do Console do Deep Freeze podem mostrar o status errado ou o console pode mostrar mensagens de erro quando conectado remotamente por LogMeIn ou sessão de RDP. Reinicialize o console para solucionar. (Nº de Caso: ZME-498-42392, NES-367-79748, XQL-319-44460, YAE-971-22805)
18513 A instalação da estação de trabalho Deep Freeze falha se o nome de login do usuário contém caracteres de dois bytes. (Nº de Caso: OWZ-638-83495)
19676 A largura da coluna de estação de trabalho no Enterprise Console pode reverter para zero depois que foi movida. (Nº de Caso: SVY-817-92683)
20074 Instalar o Deep Freeze em estações de trabalho em algumas circunstâncias resulta em login lento quando em estado Frozen. (Nº de Caso: 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 Não é possível montar um disco virtual do software Encase quando Frozen. (Nº de Caso: VIZ-411-82001)
21171 Não é possível instalar aplicativos da Windows App Store depois que o Deep Freeze está instalado. Habilite o serviço Atualizações do Windows como uma solução alternativa. (Nº de Caso: ADD-325-21916)
21568 Problemas com o software de criptografia de disco completo Dell quando o Deep Freeze está instalado. Base de Conhecimentos. (Nº de Caso: ARY-947-73520, VNO-419-59600)
22504 O Deep Freeze não congela sistemas em Hyper-V Gen 2. (Nº de Caso: OKY-847-65054)
22765 As estações de trabalho mostram status offline no console após upgrade parcial em algumas circunstâncias. (Nº de Caso: XZN-809-34880)
24222 A coluna de SO no console do Deep Freeze não consegue filtrar por número de versão do SO do Windows 10. (Nº de Caso: ZNT-428-53234)
25020 O sistema trava ao carregar imagem de disco virtual usando o software Arsenal Image Mounter em modo Frozen. (Nº de Caso: ELF-471-54366)
25585 Não é possível Thawed a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze em dispositivo Intel Compute Stick. (Nº de Caso: JGX-581-64326)
26325 O programa de instalação do Deep Freeze exibe a notificação errada quando falha na montagem da pasta de registro de Eventos. (No. de Caso KOX-815-70072)
26478 Arquivos temporários são gerados e enchem a unidade. (No. de Caso MJA-957-71936-DF)
26627 A primeira instalação do Cloud Agent é concluída, mas não aparece como instalado no console ou não atribui a política. (No. de Caso QAH-521-14216)
26698 Windows To Go exibe um aviso para não remover dispositivos USB ao inicializar o computador em estado Frozen. (No. de Caso AUU-154-57782)
26819 O Deep Freeze faz o Windows 10 não responder em computadores Mac com Windows em Boot Camp. (No. de Caso VGJ-427-12358, XVE-469-61078, ACV-984-59982, QWZ-290-32385, HMC-808-64854)
26892 Erro ao executar VIAware quando o Deep Freeze está instalado. (No. de Caso GUG-407-78542)
27702 A coluna de estação de trabalho desaparece da exibição do Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. (No. de Caso EUW-250-81829)
27715 O programa de instalação do Deep Freeze Server Enterprise mostra o Deep Freeze Enterprise na caixa de indicador de progresso. (No. de Caso IZP-241-12241)
27722 A mensagem de erro ‘Não é possível foco em janela desativada ou invisível’ aparece no Deep Freeze Enterprise ao restaurar da bandeja do sistema durante conexão RD (No. de Caso SZR-389-33085)
27756 Exceção externa em FRZSTATE2k é reportada ao fazer login no computador. (No. de Caso UQY-750-68354)
27914 O console Deep Freeze reaplica a política Anti-Virus quando a política não mudou. (No. de Caso FDM-221-57586)
27940 A estação de trabalho entra em BSOD quando a unidade OWC ThunderBlade é conectada ao sistema que executa o Deep Freeze. (No. de Caso IZR-806-26623)
27973 O Deep Freeze Enterprise 8.57 causa BSOD em algumas configurações específicas. (No. de Caso PAO-986-98618)
Versão 220.127.116.1144 (6 de maio de 2019)
26282 Foi solucionado um problema em que o Windows Update não instalou todas as atualizações aprovadas do WSUS durante a tarefa do Windows Update. (Nº de Caso: NWC-473-23257)
Versão 18.104.22.16842 (20 de março de 2019)
- Windows Server: Letra de Unidade de Cache do Windows
Abordou a questão do cache de atualizações do Windows com o Deep Freeze no Windows 10, atribuindo uma letra de unidade para a pasta do cache. Um upgrade de estação de trabalho do Deep Freeze atribuirá automaticamente a letra de unidade B:\ à pasta do cache, que pode ser atualizada na configuração do Deep Freeze. A letra de cache ficará oculta no Windows Explorer.
- Windows Server: Suporte para Atualização de Recurso
Agora, a Tarefa de Atualização do Windows oferece suporte para a instalação de Atualizações de Recursos, para que os clientes possam atualizar facilmente do build 1709 para 1809 por exemplo. O Deep Freeze respeitará as opções avançadas do Windows Update que podem adiar essa atualizações.
- Melhorias de Recuperação
Melhorias no processo de recuperação da manutenção do Deep Freeze quando as atualizações do Windows não são marcadas adequadamente, reduzindo o número e a duração de reinicializações Thawed necessárias para retornar o computador a um Estado Frozen.
- Excluir Unidade do Sistema da Proteção do Deep Freeze
Os clientes agora podem configurar opcionalmente uma unidade do sistema para ser Thawed.
- Suporte Completo para Unidades NVMe
O Deep Freeze agora é compatível com unidades NVMe usando tecnologia Advanced Format (4K) (usada com frequência em computadores Mac modernos).
- Suporte para Unidades iSCSI
O Deep Freeze agora é compatível com unidades iSCSI.
14289 Foi solucionado um problema em que não era possível dar boot no sistema após a instalação da estação de trabalho Deep Freeze em computadores com unidades NVMe usando tecnologia Advanced Format (4K). (Esses tipos de unidades são usados principalmente em computadores Mac modernos.) (Nº de Caso: 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 Foi solucionado um problema em que, em versões mais recentes do Windows 10, não era possível fazer download de atualizações do Windows quando a opção “Armazenar atualizações do Windows em cache” estava habilitada no Deep Freeze. (Nº de Caso: TVW-834-44465)
21075 Foi solucionado um problema em que nós do Console do Deep Freeze estavam colapsando após conexão remota do computador usando Windows Remote Desktop Connection. (Nº de Caso: NQT-733-92350, QTS-243-79896)
22238 Foi solucionado um problema em que o SO Windows não inicializava enquanto o dispositivo Imation estava conectado. (Nº de Caso: MEQ-143-10262)
22254 Foi solucionado um problema em que a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze inicializava em Tela de Recuperação porque algumas configurações do sistema haviam sido revertidas por software de terceiros ou depois de upgrade do Windows. (ZPO-620-77452, HBP-156-15706, MTK-296-19494, EMO-786-68958, QDS-114-83260, LBG-498-60820)
23893 Foi solucionado um problema em que a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze não conseguiu concluir Atualizações do Windows porque a instalação de uma atualização de recurso do Windows 10 falhou. (Nº de Caso: SHW-308-32156, VPO-428-85709, WZA-837-86304, KJJ-203-63620, BNA-931-26907, RXL-684-47162)
23938 Foi solucionado um problema em que a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze às vezes não saída da tarefa do Deep Freeze quando o teclado e o mouse estavam bloqueados. (Nº de Caso: 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 Foi solucionado um problema de conexão com um destino iSCSI enquanto a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze era instalada. (Nº de Caso: KQH-777-87287)
Versão 22.214.171.12405 (13 de novembro de 2018)
25167 Foi solucionado um problema em que a ativação online para várias estações de trabalho falha. (No. de Caso 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)
Versão 126.96.36.19902 (1 de novembro de 2018)
22177 Foi solucionado um problema em que a Semente do Deep Freeze parava de reportar após a aplicação do comando atualizar no Console do Deep Freeze. (Nº de Caso: NPW-677-51642, BMB-386-47608)
23236 Foi solucionado um problema em que a tarefa de estação de trabalho sai inesperadamente quando a mensagem de notificação de tarefa é longa demais. (No. de Caso DZD-532-61853)
23667 Foi solucionado um problema em que em algumas circunstâncias a mensagem de erro (DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) é exibida na reinicialização. (No. de Caso JBQ-785-64557)
23910 Foi solucionado um problema em que a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze estava mostrando a mensagem de fim de período de carência para ativação em uma máquina já ativada. (No. de Caso 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 versão 1803: Foi solucionado um problema em que a estação de trabalho Deep Freeze não reinicializa depois de habilitar a Integridade de Memória nas configurações de Core Isolation. (No. de Caso FXX-297-69839)
24675 Foi solucionado um problema em que a hora de fim agendada para tarefas de estação de trabalho pode aparecer erradamente no Administrador de Configurações. (No. de Caso GNB-855-95190)
25067 Foi solucionado um problema em que o comando de sinalizador set clone exibe o status incorreto do Deep Freeze. (No. de Caso HAO-292-16321)
Versão 188.8.131.5282 (25 de setembro de 2017)
- Adicionar ThawSpaces imediatamente
Não é mais necessária uma reinstalação do Deep Freeze para adicionar um novo ThawSpace – os ThawSpaces podem ser configurados em qualquer ocasião e são adicionados na próxima reinicialização Descongelado.
- Excluir ThawSpaces
Nova ação Excluir ThawSpace na barra de ferramentas do Console (em acréscimo a Formatar ThawSpace). Um novo switch DFC /deletethawspace também foi adicionado.
- Alertas de Descongelamento
Agora, você pode especificar o tempo após o qual uma estação de trabalho Descongelada fica vermelha. Uma nova coluna “Descongelada por” agora está disponível e exibe o período de tempo durante o qual uma estação de trabalho ficou descongelada.
- Tarefa de Agendamento de Combinação
Os administradores com frequência encadeiam tarefas do console programadas, como (1) Wake-On-Lan, (2) Enviar Mensagem, (3) Executar o Windows Update, (4) Desligar. A nova Tarefa de Combinação permite criar uma única tarefa do Assistente de Agendamento para encadear até 5 tarefas agendadas, para que você não precise alterar várias tarefas quando ocorrer algo inesperado.
- Atualização de Cliente e Mais Tarefas de Agendamento
Agora os administradores podem agendar o upgrade de clientes do Deep Freeze sempre que uma nova versão estiver disponível. Outras tarefas foram adicionadas ao Assistente de Agendamento do console, incluindo Formatar ThawSpace, Push & Launch e Inicialização Remota, dando mais flexibilidade para os administradores.
- Reter Registros de Eventos do Windows
Retenha Registros de Eventos do Windows simplesmente habilitando uma nova caixa de seleção adicionada na guia Avançadas. O Deep Freeze alocará 100 MB para reter registros de eventos de Aplicativos, Sistema, Segurança e Hardware.
- Tentativa de Acordar Localmente
Tentar automaticamente acordar localmente a estação de trabalho da Espera antes da Tarefa de Estação de Trabalho agendada usando a nova caixa de seleção “Tentativa de acordar localmente”, adicionada em Tarefas da Estação de Trabalho. Requer hardware compatível para acordar da Espera.
- Aprimoramento de Tarefa Ociosa
O Deep Freeze agora tem a capacidade de Desligar um computador ocioso sem esperar a primeira atividade de teclado e mouse – caso contrário, o computador poderá permanecer ligado o dia inteiro. A primeira atividade de teclado e mouse é necessária para Reinicialização de Tempo de Inatividade para evitar que o computador seja reiniciado constantemente sem atividade.
- Aprimoramento do Fluxo de Trabalho de Configuração
Você não precisa mais nomear a configuração do Deep Freeze depois de clicar em OK. Basta especificar o Nome da Configuração na parte inferior da interface. Os administradores também têm a opção de Exportar a configuração como um Instalador ou Semente, para que os novos usuários não fiquem confusos com os passos seguintes.
- Novas Colunas do Console
Além da coluna “Descongelada por”, também adicionamos uma coluna “ThawSpace Livre” que exibe os ThawSpaces disponíveis e também quanto espaço livre está disponível. Os números da Compilação do SO agora são exibidos na coluna SO.
- Lembrar Entradas de Texto
O Enterprise Console agora exibe as últimas 10 entradas para Enviar Mensagem, Push & Launch e Inicialização Remota, para que os Administradores não precisem mais redigitar as mesmas mensagens ou comandos.
- Notificação de Upgrade
A partir da v8.5, receba notificações no console quando uma nova versão do Deep Freeze estiver disponível. Revise as notas da versão, faça download do instalador mais recente e faça upgrade do console automaticamente.
- Novos switches de DFC
parâmetro /shutdown para /endtask
- Aumentar o cache do Windows Update
O cache do Windows Update agora é aumentado automaticamente para 10 GB sem necessidade de nova instalação.
- Substituição do Suporte do Console
Esta versão substitui o suporte do Enterprise Console para Windows XP e Server 2003.
20060 Windows 8.1 (sistemas de 64 bits): Foi solucionado um problema em que uma mensagem de erro inválido é exibida na estação de trabalho ao realizar a ação Bloquear Teclado e Mouse com WINSelect instalado. (Nº de Caso: PKI-492-42183)
20010 Foi solucionado um problema de tela azul com o Deep Freeze 8.37 instalado em estações de trabalho com configuração RAID 0. (Nº de Caso: AXZ-261-43388)
20601 Atualização do Windows 10 para Criadores: Foi solucionado um problema em que o instalador da estação de trabalho Deep Freeze não monta a pasta SoftwareDistribution, quando iniciado em uma sessão do usuário.
20696 Foi solucionado um problema em que computadores falhavam devido a discos ou arquivos de sistema corrompidos. (Nº de Caso: ALT-616-417497, VUF-172-46840, KJI-659-28909, HDE-666-74734)
20128 Foi solucionado um problema em que estações de trabalho Deep Freeze exibiam a tela Reparação do Windows em reinicializações aleatoriamente. (Nº de Caso: ACV-436-60212, PZS-913-49640, PBS-748-50759, OTM-352-41446)
13827 Foi solucionado um problema em que o Deep Freeze não finalizava a configuração pendente do Windows Update e a estação de trabalho entrava em loop de reinicialização em alguns casos.
21004 Atualização do Windows 10 para Criadores: Foi solucionado um problema em que a senha da estação de trabalho Deep Freeze era removida ao editar/aplicar frequentemente a configuração disponível.
21002 Atualização do Windows 10 para Criadores: Foi solucionado um problema em que a configuração Disponível não se aplica automaticamente a estações de trabalho ao editar a configuração aplicada.
20383 Foi solucionado um problema em que as estações de trabalho não permitem mais a atualização de configuração após o upgrade. (Nº de Caso: UFO-972-83443)
22001 Foi solucionado um problema em que o Deep Freeze pode falhar ao restaurar uma política do Windows Update para um usuário específico após executar Tarefa do Windows Update.
21317 Foi solucionado um problema em que o computador desliga inesperadamente ao Reinicializar Congelado se uma atualização cumulativa do Windows foi instalada manualmente em estado Descongelado.
20613 Foi solucionado um problema em que o Deep Freeze deixava arquivos .dsk órfãos ao falhar na montagem do cache do Windows Update.
17711 Atualização de Aniversário do Windows 10: Foi solucionado um problema em um estado Congelado em que uma tentativa de criar um novo pool de armazenamento não estava sendo bloqueada.
14865 Foi solucionado um problema de atrasos aleatórios em reinicializações iniciadas localmente na interface da estação de trabalho Deep Freeze. (Nº de Caso: GYW-854-91721, XPM-282-49498)
15270 Foi solucionado um problema em que usar CTRL+Alt+Del para bloquear a tela causa o aparecimento de um prompt de exclusão no Console do Deep Freeze, dependendo do contexto. (Nº de Caso: JTK-884-47760)
14039 Foi solucionado um problema em que o Deep Freeze causa BSOD em sistemas com unidades de 4 TB ou mais. (Nº de Caso: YAF-375-97861)
11483 Mensagem de erro errada ao tentar instalar Semente em uma estação de trabalho semeada. (Nº de Caso: HZE-688-20303)
Versão 184.108.40.20656 (29 de março de 2017)
Deep Freeze Enterprise (Aprimoramento Opcional do Faronics Anti-Virus)
Em um esforço para continuar sendo o melhor da categoria, o Faronics Anti-Virus agora será habilitado por um novo mecanismo, que tem se classificado consistentemente entre os primeiros no setor de antivírus. Os clientes atuais do Faronics Anti-Virus devem migrar para o novo Anti-Virus 4.0 até 30 de junho de 2017.
Passos da migração:
- Desinstalar o Anti-Virus Legado.
- Configurar a política do novo Anti-Virus 4.0.
- Instalar o novo Anti-Virus 4.0.
Nota: Os recursos de Proteção de E-mail e Filtragem Web foram substituídos para manter o programa leve e otimizar o desempenho.
19991 Foi solucionado um problema em que um erro de script ocorria ao abrir a página de contatos da Faronics.
17582 Foi solucionado um problema em que uma senha em branco era aceita em estações de trabalho Deep Freeze. (Nº de Caso: FLF-678-79381/WDU-927-72406/CRL-259-30182)
Versão 220.127.116.1123 (21 de fevereiro de 2017)
- Support for Windows Server 2016
17880 Foi solucionado um problema em que as estações de trabalho não saíam do período de manutenção. Esse comportamento ocorria de forma aleatória e inconsistente.
18458 Foi solucionado um problema em que uma estação de trabalho estava apresentando uso anormal da CPU em alguns casos.
19111 Foi solucionado um problema em que a configuração da estação de trabalho Deep Freeze era corrompida após envio de tarefa sob demanda (não agendada) do Windows Update a partir do Console do Deep Freeze. (Nº de Caso: AFC-728-36239)
Version 8.35.270.5190 (October 26, 2016)
- 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
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.
14956 Resolved issues with recovery screen on system startup.
18199 Resolved issues where system shutdowns were prevented.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
17479 Resolved an issue where License Key was shown as invalid until the entire key was entered. (Case No: BBE-155-83729)
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.
18199 Resolved an issue where Windows 10 1607 Upgrade enables fast startup on Deep Freeze workstations. (Case no: FPX-324-70121)
Version 8.33.270.5131 (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)
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 8.32.270. 5109 (May 02, 2016)
- 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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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 8.31.270.5051 (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 8.30.270.4890 (September 21, 2015)
- Support for Windows 10 (Deep Freeze Administrator and Deep Freeze Console)
- 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.
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)
14320 Resolved bootloops that occurred if Windows Updates were installed during a workstation task specifically after reboot notification appeared. (Case No: UBV-410-40892)
14745 Resolved an issue where Windows 10 reports as a Windows 8.1 client system in Deep Freeze. (Case No: OAR-171-44554)
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 )
Version 8.23.270.4387 (June 12, 2015)
- 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.
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)
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)
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 18.104.22.16800 (March 27, 2015)
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)
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)
Version 8.21.270.4760 (February 10, 2015)
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.
10901 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Console password got reset when upgrading to the next version.
Version 8.20.270.4750 (November 18, 2014)
New Features and Enhancements
- New Modern Look
View the Enterprise Console in a cooler, more modern look. Navigate to View > Modern Look in the top toolbar.
Dynamically Filtered Groups In addition to filtering by Workstation Name, filter with 10 more options like Version, Status, Login Name etc. Advanced users can even use regular expressions.
- Remote Launch
Run existing applications on selected workstations using your Enterprise Console. Applications will run in the background (using a system account without user interaction). Optionally include command line parameters.
- Push and Launch
Send and run applications on selected workstations using your Enterprise Console. Send up to a 50MB file (.exe or .msi) to workstations. Optionally include command line parameters.
- Format ThawSpace
Format ThawSpace(s) on selected workstations with just one click from the Enterprise Console.
View Select Columns hide unwanted columns. Navigate to View > Columns in the top toolbar.
- Select by Status
The console summary at the bottom left of the Enterprise Console is now clickable. Clicking each status will appropriately select workstations with that status in the current view.
- Maintenance Countdown Timer
A countdown is displayed to the end-user prior to a Workstation Task if Show Message is selected in the settings.
- Change Frozen Drive State
update the Frozen Drive settings in the Deep Freeze configuration without requiring a reinstallation. Changes will take effect at next reboot.
- Touchscreen Hotkey
Access the client interface by clicking CTRL-SHIFT-6 or press and hold the Deep Freeze icon in the system tray.
- Hidden ThawSpace Enhancements
For users using GPOs to hide their drives, select “Honor Group Policy settings for Hidden Drives” under the Drives tab to ensure the ThawSpaces (and other drives) are hidden as expected.
- Scheduler Enhancements
Can now edit existing scheduled tasks and remove workstations from a scheduled task.
- More Command Line Options
3 new commands added:
– /thawed will automatically reboot into a Thawed State after installation
– /endtaskwill forcibly cancel any ongoing Deep Freeze Tasks on the computer
– set /clonewill set the Clone Flag for imaging purposes.
- New System Tray Icon
look out for a bigger/clearer white bear in the system tray.
- Console Log Improvements
– 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.
New announcement bugel will appear in Enterprise Console to display Faronics alerts or notifications.
4185 Resolved an issue where Hidden ThawSpace were not always becoming visible after changing the status/setting. This happened due to racing conditions when user session starts up. (Case No: XLR-409-97951/GRL-679-53579/LGM-416-1589/ KSE-334-91711/OFK-686-43639/ KSE-334-91711/ SIO-732-20144)
9150 Resolved an issue where Unhandled Exception error messages displayed in Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. (Case No: WIX-445-79060/OHO-295-83895/VMU-412-76758/IDJ-652-92236/ OUI-574-33756/NMD-722-33180/ TQI-687-91826)
10423 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze workstations are not registered in History. Must close network connection to resolve. (Case No: EAD-646-71839/IEJ-665-54769/WPD-378-84061/PQV-591-94687/TFX-674-79466/ ZIQ-459-60491/ OUI-574-33756/ EGG-735-73463)
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.
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)
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.
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 8.12.270.4650 (July 29, 2014)
New Features and Enhancements
- Deep Freeze Cloud Connector Current customers will see a new cloud button in the Enterprise Console toolbar once a registered license key is entered. Click this button to connect your console to deepfreeze.com. Deep Freeze Cloud Connector is a web-based, add-on subscription service for Deep Freeze Enterprise customers to evaluate and purchase. Learn More.
10387 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise Console did not show the configuration date and file information for older version clients until they were upgraded to the matching version.
10393 Resolved an issue where List out of bounds error appeared in Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. (Case No: JNY-133-76069/ TII-100-57409/IMY-885-95041/LPT-105-59250/NYD-798-57348/VRO-300-89552/PYW-236-90301/ FRV-655-69674/PDC-565-68752/ZAN-509-59172/JIK-774-24680/ KBK-451-28330)
Version 8.11.270.4630 (June 24, 2014)
New Features and Enhancements
- Login Name Column
A new column showing the logged in user is now available in Deep Freeze Console.
- Gracefully End Windows Update Task
Windows Update Tasks will now end more gracefully when executed from Deep Freeze Console. Any ongoing installation (of Service Pack or other files) will be finalized before the task will end. Any further installations will be aborted.
7936 Resolved a security issue that could result in the user accessing Deep Freeze without authorization.
2487 Resolved an issue where the Uninstall (Leave Seed) option does not remove DFC.exe utility from workstation.
2492 Resolved an issue where the Scheduled Tasks are still executed on the workstation, which has connected to another port.
2496 Resolved a usability issue where the Update Workstation Tasks dialog was not intuitive.
7075 Resolved an issue when attempting to create a remote port connection with an existing name.
8643 Resolved an issue preventing Deep Freeze from running third-party updates during Windows Update tasks where WSUS is configured. (Case No: KGQ-859-42788)
9076 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Windows Update Workstation task entered a Windows Update loop (Case No: CDK-133-58151/ QAO-573-66969).
10115 Resolved an issue where the computer hangs when P2 PCIE Card reader is attached. (Case No: SGB-558-17710)
10274 Resolved an issue where the Configuration Administrator did not read RDX or EXE files created with an older version of Configuration Administrator.
10353 Resolved an issue where the Operating System column remains blank on the console until upgrading the client to the matched version.
10365 Resolved an issue where Update 1 (KB2919355) for Windows 8.1 was failing during Deep Freeze Windows Update Task with Windows Update Cache enabled.
10409 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Server service prevents Windows 2003 Server from entering sleep mode. (Case No: HLF-705-81486)
10493 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze workstation frequently sends status to Faronics Core creating high CPU usage and problem with status update. (Case No: DYY-860-43932 / Case No: BHT-186-65946)
Version 8.10.270.4600 (March 31, 2014)
New Features and Enhancements
- Support for Windows 8.1
- Upgrade During Installation
Automatically upgrade the Enterprise Console, Configuration Administrator, and Deep Freeze install/configuration files (under the Install Programs folder) during installation.
- Support for Brazilian Portuguese
8183 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Console displayed wrong information in its columns when connecting through RDP. (Case No: DLI-247-49237)
8915 Resolved an issue where the console column width was not adjustable easily if column was hidden. (Case No: JUQ-109-22966)
9161 Resolved an issue where it was not possible to install Anti-Virus on the Enterprise Console computer in LAN mode. (Case No: NAM-281-30833)
9181 Resolved an issue where the Customized Deep Freeze Console became inaccessible when minimizing OTP password prompt at the Console startup. (Case No: KCF-637-66638)
9259 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console did not update availability of contextual commands against selected workstation(s).
9304 Resolved an issue where the message “Please Wait” was not translated for supported languages. (Case No: YVJ-535-73859)
9350 Downloading of Anti-Virus installer in Deep Freeze 7.72 displays ‘Downloading Faronics Anti-Virus’ twice.
9368 Resolved an issue where the Deep Freeze icon on the task bar is not removed when minimizing the console to the system tray. (Case No: KVE-437-86633)
9387 Resolved an issue where updating Deep Freeze Enterprise erased Anti-Virus license key in Enterprise Console. (Case No: WCQ-579-55490)
9479 Resolved an issue where if the exit option Minimize to System Tray option is used, the Deep Freeze icon appears in the Start Bar and System Tray.
9519 Resolved an issue where the Scheduler node shows items not applicable in its context menus right after adding a new task.
9522 Resolved an issue where upgrading to Deep Freeze 8 deletes Faronics Anti-Virus Files. (Case No: WGO-139-34038)
9672 Resolved an issue where full updates from the Enterprise Console caused the workstation to lock up.
9866 Resolved an issue on the Chinese system when installing Deep Freeze using available configuration, the Deep Freeze workstation UI is displayed in English.
9879 Resolved an issue on Windows XP Systems: Blank Message is displayed while uninstall Deep Freeze Console from Add/Remove programs by a non-admin user.
9885 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Enterprise Console version 7.72 was unable to uninstall Anti-Virus 3.40 client from workstations.
Version 7.72.270.4535 (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 7.71.270.4499 (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. 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 7.70.270.4460 (July 2013)
New Features and Enhancements
- Manage Faronics-Anti-Virus from Deep Freeze Console
Enable Faronics Anti-Virus inside the console by clicking on Evaluate Faronics Anti-Virus or enter the appropriate license key. Faronics Anti-Virus includes:
– Deploy to any workstations with the Deep Freeze seed or client.
– Update configurations and virus definitions when Deep Freeze is in a Frozen state.
– Intrusion Detection & HIPS (Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System).
– Embedded Firewall, Web Filtering & Email protection.
– Schedule Quick Scan, Deep Scan, and Enable/Disable Active Protection.
Note: Learn more about using the Deep Freeze Console and Faronics Core to manage Faronics Anti-Virus.
- Manage Deep Freeze Configuration from Deep Freeze Console
Create and apply new Deep Freeze and Antivirus configurations from the Deep Freeze Console without using the Configuration Administrator.
- Automatically Apply Configuration Changes
Configuration changes are automatically applied to appropriate workstations.
- New Deep Freeze Configuration Column
View which Deep Freeze configuration or RDX file was last applied to each workstation.
- Last Configuration Update Column
New Last Configuration Update column displays when the last workstation configuration update was made.
- Schedule Windows Updates from Deep Freeze Console
Schedule Windows updates from the Scheduled Task Wizard in the Deep Freeze Console. Windows updates will be performed on the selected workstation(s) based on settings provided under the Windows Update tab in Deep Freeze configuration.
- New Operating System Column
View operating system of each workstation.
- Detect Touch Screen Activity
Detect touch screen activity to ensure Idle Time restart/shutdown countdown does not begin if a user is actively using the computer.
- Lock Touch Screen Activity
Lock touch screen activity when “lock keyboard and mouse” option is selected from the console or during a maintenance period.
- Larger Windows Update Cache
The Windows Update cache allocated by Deep Freeze has been changed from 2GB to 4GB to compensate for the larger Windows 8 updates.
7603 Resolved an issue with Wake-on-LAN feature on custom subnets. (Case: XJW-719-16358)
7457 Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze Wake-on-LAN task was causing a packet flood. (Case No: YLD-157-22104)
7311 Resolved an issue where the DFDiskLow drive caused BSOD on Windows XP systems with a FAT32 system partition. (Case No: RLM-498-27897, YKA-210-55431)
7540 Resolved an issue where the Save button was not re-enabled in the Configuration Administrator when changes were made to some settings. (Case No: XBU-433-29971)
7599 Resolved an issue where Japanese characters do not appear correctly when the message is sent from the console. (Case No: OEJ-758-69017)
7053 Resolved an issue where data on Thawed partitions larger than 1TB was inaccessible with IO error due to large data sets. (Case No: MQD-872-12018)
Version 7.61.270.4320 (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 7.60.270.4298 (December 2012)
- Servers are supported on Windows Server 2012
- Enterprise Console is supported on Windows 8 and 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.
5713 Enterprise Console may display nested, repeating groups. (Case No: OSK-352-44278)
6074 DFWUlogfile.log is malformed after Deep Freeze upgrade from 7.30 to 7.50. (BXR-449-70108)
6143 Enterprise Console hangs when RDPing into the console workstation while the Enterprise Console is running. (XPT-246-31060)
6297 For deployments over 500 workstations, when running Deep Freeze Tasks from the Enterprise Console, workstations tasks are slow to complete. This issue was introduced in v7.5 and an upgrade of the clients to v7.6 is recommended to resolve it. (LKH-533-91318) Learn more.
6300 Enterprise Console hangs when trying to remove workstations from user defined group. (AWD-418-82273)
6501 Cannot change Windows Update settings on workstation after using “Run Windows Update” from Enterprise Console. (TTW-580-31610)
6762 Workstation Blue Screen when ejecting ESATA devices. (XCN-236-87261)
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Specific Fixes
5473 Blue Screen at Windows 8 login screen when DF attempts to mount cache folder for Windows updates.
5511 When remotely accessing Windows 8 workstations while Thawed and Locked, keyboard and mouse remain locked and black screen shows.
5512 Remotely accessing a Windows 8 workstation in a Frozen or Locked state and then Locking it will cause the target workstation to reboot unexpectedly.
5537 Workstation will Blue Screen when DF is installed with Windows 8 Storage Spaces.
6085 Workstations Blue Screen when creating ThawSpace on ReFS.
6085 On Windows Server 2012: ThawSpace hosted on ReFS partition is not accessible.
6104 Windows Server 2012 will Blue Screen while performing a backup
6234 On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: The workstation Blue Screen when installing ThawSpaces on Windows Storage Spaces.
6265 On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Deep Freeze workstation does not show pop up messages on Windows Start screen.
6306 On Windows Server 2012: Deadlock on startup, when boot into Frozen state on the system with Storage Spaces hosted on physical disk
6338 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Storage Space drive remains Frozen when configured as Thawed.
6713 On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Sent Message is not displayed on the target workstation which is automatically logged in.
6735 Windows 8: Cannot manually shutdown Deep Freeze workstation with “Fast Start up” option enabled. Learn more.
6819 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Notifications with a Cancel button consumes 100% CPU even after clicking on it.
Accepted Behavior for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
6147 Windows 8: If there are any ThawSpace existing, recimg.exe fails to create backup image. Learn more.
6151 When backing up the workstation in a Frozen state, both the backup application and the system hangs. Do not backup when workstation is Frozen.
6332 Status of Dynamic StorageSpace drives on Windows 8 workstations are reported as “Healthy (At Risk)” in Disk Manager. Learn more.
6811 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: When the Notification displays on the logon screen it does not stay on top of the Start screen.
6821 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: A new Notification window does not popup if another Notification window is running in another user session.
Version 7.51.270.4170 (September 2012)
- 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.
5770 Resolved an issue where the DFC utility rebooted the system when trying to boot in the mode the workstation was already in (CME-185-15094).
4155 On BootCamp systems, improved performance of Faronics Storage Spaces which resolves some issues for Faronics Core products. (Case No: IXY-437-26246). See KB for more detail.
5471 Resolved issues related to insufficient space on system drives when installing or upgrading Deep Freeze workstation. (Case No: YBK-318-94672)
5659 Resolved an issue where the same Batch file is re-executed if the workstation was rebooted manually during Batch File task.
5645 Deep Freeze Loadin (Faronics Core plug-in) Resolved an issue where it was not possible to install Deep Freeze Loadin using the Bootstrapper installer on Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 64-bit.
Version 7.50.270.4100 (July 2012)
- 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 7.40.270.3900 (July 2012)
This is a beta version of Deep Freeze to conduct usability testing and refine features to be widely available in v7.5. If you wish to participate in the Deep Freeze beta program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your contact details and why you would like to participate.
Version 7.30.270.3852 (March 2012)
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.
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.
- Improved Deep Freeze performance related to Terminal Services and Roaming Profiles.
FB111 On Windows Server 2003 64 bit: Resolved an issue where Deep Freeze status is not updated on Faronics Core, when Deep Freeze Client is Installed or Uninstalled from Faronics Core.
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.
TT2356 Resolved an issue on Deep Freeze Server Enterprise: Under certain conditions, Terminal Server remote user logs on with Roaming profile instead of Terminal Service profile. (Case No: BGZ-581-89204)
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 Resolved an issue where the incorrect icon size/resolution on Windows install/uninstall panel was displayed.
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 MaximumPasswordAge registry 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.
- Management of Secure Channel Passwords
Deep Freeze changes the value of the Group Policy Maximum machine 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.
2271 Resolved issue where Windows entered a boot loop when Deep Freeze was installed on anSSD supporting the ATA TRIM command. (Case# 76-37482)
2330 Resolved a password security issue.
2223 Resolved issue where adding a workstation on an existing Wake-On-LAN task crashed the task. (Case# 153-29637)
2238 Resolved issue where Deep Freeze was unstable after running Last Good Known Configuration. (Case # 153-29637)
2246 Resolved issue where the Deep Freeze Workstation Installer hanged when it failed to write to the registry (due to a registry protection software blocking system registry access).
2258 Resolved issue where DFent.exe/update command could not reapply the existing higher version license in the old Deep Freeze Console.
2262 On 64-bit workstations: Resolved issue where the ThawSpace driver was not updated when upgrading from 7.0 to higher versions.
1605 Resolved issue where the Scheduled Task 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.
2308 Resolved issue where Deep Freeze looped infinitely in the Please Wait dialog when double- clicking the Install button.
2336 Resolved issue where FrzState login is not protected against buffer overflow and crashes if a 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.
- 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 Frozen commands 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.
- Compatible with the forthcoming Deep Freeze Loadin for Faronics Core. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Officially supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Maintenance Mode is now compatible with the Enable Deep Freeze Maintenance ModeCompatibility feature of Faronics Anti-Executable v3.4 (or later).
- 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.
- WOL can now be used across subnets on non-class C networks.
- Officially supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 Execute: Remotely 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Server 2008 only: Resolved issue where Deep Freeze files did not have proper large and extra large icons.
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)
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.
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.
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).
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).
1561 Changing settings Boot Control settings results in a single (formerly multiple) confirmation dialogs.
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.
1886 Resolved cosmetic issues on the One Time Password Generation dialog.
1888 Resolved an issue in the One Time Password Generator that caused incorrect keystrokes to be displayed when non-hex characters were entered.
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.
1908 Resolved issue that would prematurely update a workstation’s status in the Enterprise Console after performing a DFC /thawlocknextboot command.
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.
1914 Resolved incorrect message that was displayed on a workstation that was in a Thawed Locked state.
1938 Resolved issue that could cause a Blue Screen with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error when ThawSpace was used in certain rare circumstances.
1961 Resolved issue that could cause an Access Violation error to appear in the Enterprise Console in specific circumstances.
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.
2059 Resolved cosmetic issue in the Enterprise Console where incorrect icons were displayed to represent Thawed workstations.
2072 Japanese localization only: Resolved minor localization issue.
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.
2087 Resolved issue that could cause a Deep Freeze workstation installation to terminate and fail if a raw partition existed on the disk.
2092 Resolved issue that could prevent the DFC /Bootfrozen command from restarting the system on Macintosh computers running Windows in Boot Camp.
2084 French localization only: Resolved minor cosmetic issue.
- Windows Server 2008 support
- 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
- 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 client in a column
- Console provides an option to clear all history
- Console contents can be exported to CSV
- Console shows clients 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
- /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
- Allow User to Change Clock can be selected even if a Maintenance Schedule is set
- 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 machine from restarting correctly after installation ofDeep Freeze
- Resolved issue that could cause the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to crash when pushing out more than 15 simultaneous 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 client installation to fail on computers that are not logged in (after the machine was restored from a Sysprep image)
- Resolved an issue that could result in very slow installation from the Console in certain circumstances
- 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 that could result in a Deep Freeze client warning dialog in not displaying text correctly if the user is logged in with a non-admin account
- Resolved issues that could prevent the Deep Freeze icon from being displayed in the System Tray on any machines, 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 withWake on LAN
- Resolved issue where some buttons were not localized on non-English systems
- Resolved compatibility issue with Daemon Tools that could prevent USB drives from mounting on first use
- Resolved issue on Spanish and French localized systems where an incorrect title displayed in the One Time Password page
- Resolved issue that could occur if Maintenance was scheduled to take place on a Saturday and the end time crossed over midnight
- Resolved a compatibility issue with Tor Privoxy
- Resolved time display issue in the Schedule Task Wizard; specific to the German localized version
- 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 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
- Windows Server 2003 64 bit support
- Localization to English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese languages
- Deep Freeze Enterprise Console compatibility with Deep Freeze Server Enterprise
- 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