Would like to know if anyone has build a script for Deep Freeze using the command DFC password /WU which put the computer in Window update mode then have Kace detect and deploy at same time.   What would be the negative effects in doing this?

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First of all, the Command line option must be enabled in your Deepfreeze client in order to use DFC.exe.  I don`t use Kace but do use SCCM and i`ve made a task sequence to first "unfreeze`the PC and then run the the software upgrades etc to finally "freeze" the PC again.  I have not yet had time to setup or test Windows updates but from a quick test i did a few months back from the Deepfreeze console, seems like launching the windows updates only installed the critical updates.

Answered 02/22/2013 by: KevinViolette
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  • Are your thaw/freeze TS straight foward command line TS?
    • i made a "program" in SCCM with the command line like so "DeepFreeze\DFC.exe "password without quotes here" /FREEZENEXTBOOT" and the to unfreeze the option would be \THAWNEXTBOOT
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There have been some other posts speaking to using DeepFreeze with KACE, although I don't know if any mention the /wu command. Here's a good place to start:


In my environment I found it best to setup a maintenance window on my frozen machines that aligns with my patching schedule. I found that having Deep Freeze control its own freeze/thaw state more reliable than changing it with scripts from the KBox.

Answered 02/22/2013 by: chucksteel
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  • I agree, we have been using the core since it was released and what a major hassle savings. No need to reinvent the wheel.
  • Thank you very much for the replies just a little bit confused. So let me get this right, you all aren't using Kace with computer that have deepfreeze? Just use the Core from Faronics. Is this right?
    • I am using computers with KACE and Deep Freeze Enterprise. We don't have many with Deep Freeze but there are a few.
    • I use SCCM and have about 100 PC`s on DeepFreeze. I dont`use the Core Console but rather the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console. For lack of time for testing reasons, i curently do windows updates once or twice per year on my computer labs.
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