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Install and Configure Deep Freeze Enterprise for Lab Client—Full Guide

System requirements: Windows

Description:

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How to Use:

The following instructions are for installing Deep Freeze Enterprise for Departmental Lab images. This set of instructions is designed specifically to work with Internet Explorer. Download links may/may not work properly with other Web Browsers [i.e. Firefox].

  1. Log into the computer.

  1. : Deep Freeze causes system startup on operations on SATA-based computers to malfunction. To avoid this problem, and for the sake of continuity and consistency, it's best to modify System Startup settings on all computers [SATA or IDE-based] prior to installing the Deep Freeze. Use the System utility in the Windows Control Panel to access the System Properties. This utility can be opened by selecting the following path from the Start menu:
    Start > Settings > Control Panel > System.
    Select the Advanced and Settings within the Startup and Recovery menu. Uncheck the two boxes within the System startup option. Close System Properties by selecting ok twice.

    Change system startup

  1. Install Antivirus for Deep Freeze Lab Client.
  1. Copy DepFrz.rdx, BigRedButtonLogger.vbs, and msupdat.bat  [from here] to the following path:  C:\WINDOWS\security
  1. Insert the media CD for Deep Freeze Enterprise 6 into the CD/DVD ROM Drive, select ok, and double-click on DF6Ent1818.exe
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  1. Click next, select I accept, and click install.

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  1. Enter the Configuration Administrator Customization Code: Enter the default Desktop Support Deep Freeze Customization Code [found here].

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  1. The following dialog is an example of what appears after a customization code is entered:

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  1. Open the Configuration Administrator:  Open the Configuration Administrator can by selecting the following path from the Start menu:

     Start > All Programs > Faronics > Deep Freeze 6 Enterprise > Deep Freeze 6 Administrator

    Configuration Administrator

  1. Open the Deep Freeze Configuration file:  Open the Configuration File by navigating to the following folder:

    File > Open > My computer > Local Disk [C:] > WINDOWS > security. Select file named DepFrz.rdx and click Open.

  1. Enter the Deep Freeze Password: Enter the Deep Freeze password which was obtained/requested by client. Select the Save As icon > Save > Yes. Do not make any other changes to configuration settings..

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  1. Create the Workstation Install Program: This program is actually the installer for the current Deep Freeze configuration. Create the installer by selecting  Create > Create Workstation Installation Program >My Computer > Local Disk [C:] > WINDOWS > security and Save. Close Configuration Administrator.

     
  1. Remove Deep Freeze Enterprise Configuration Administrator: Use Add or Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel to remove the Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator. Open this utility by selecting the following path from the Start menu:
    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
    Select the Deep Freeze 6 - Enterprise.  Select Remove and Yes.

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  1. :  Double-click on the Desktop's My Computer icon and navigate to the following folder:
    Local Disk (C:) > WINDOWS > security and Double-click on DF6Wks.exe. If multiple hard drives are exist on the machine, select the volume to freeze, and select Install. If the machine does not contain multiple hard drives, simply select Install.

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  1. Select I Accept, Next, and Finish to initiate the installation of Deep Freeze Workstation. The machine will restart after the installation is complete. When the computer restarts, the Deep Freeze icon in the system tray [solid white bear]. This indicates Deep Freeze is enabled.

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  1. Disable Deep Freeze Enterprise: To disable Deep Freeze, hold down Alt, Ctrl, and Shift. While holding these keys, push the F6 key. The password menu appears. Enter the Deep Freeze password and select ok. If the password is not entered promptly [within 15 sec] or entered incorrectly 3 times, the password menu will disappear.

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  1. Choose Boot Thawed, select Apply and Reboot, and click ok. Click Yes at the next screen [confirmation window], and the computer will reboot. When the computer restart, the Deep Freeze icon in the system tray has a red X across it indicating Deep Freeze is disabled.  Modifications made to the local machine can be saved when Deep Freeze is disabled.

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  1. : Hold down Alt, Ctrl, and Shift keys. While holding these keys down, push the F6 key and the Deep Freeze password menu appears. Enter the Deep Freeze password and select ok. Choose Boot Frozen, select Apply and Reboot, and click ok. Click Yes at the next screen [confirmation window], and the computer will reboot.  When the computer restart, the Deep Freeze icon in the system tray [solid white bear] indicates Deep Freeze is enabled. Modifications made to the local machine will not be saved when Deep Freeze is enabled.

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