Using kace1000 with Deepfreeze

Does anyone use the Kbox1000 updates and a product like Deepfreeze that locks the hard drive from changes? Just wondering if you do anything special to try to detect the state of the lock or if you just do it during the maintenenace window.

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Posted by: jkatkace 11 years ago
Purple Belt
We have some customers who use Deep Freeze; not sure if they're on the forums.

I've spoken to one customer who sets a maintenance window by having the machine reboot into a Thawed Locked state, using K1000 scripting to reboot running machines and WOL to start up shut down machines after setting the next reboot to be into Thawed Locked using the DF console.. Patching and MI's happen during the Thawed Locked state, with multiple patching reboots being handled on subsequent maintenance windows. From what I've been told, you can only tell the DF console to reboot into Thawed Locked once, but that was unclear. It may just have been policy at the customer I spoke to.
Posted by: thinc 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
We have maintenance windows set up, where the machine boots into thawed-locked mode.
When the machine comes up in maintenance mode, it runs kbscriptrunner to speed up the patching process.

These machines are locked throughout the entire maintenance window.

If we were going to stay with the deep freeze product, I would be working on how to script thawing the machine for a single login, then freezing after the login process completed. After installing new versions of IE or service packs, the first login after each boot takes forever with the "Updating user settings".

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