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Deep Freeze Integration Options
Faronics recognizes that our customers use Deep Freeze in many diverse situations and manage their computing environments with an array of tools. Based on customer feedback, we've made things easier by providing several ways to manage Deep Freeze deployments in any enterprise setting. 

All of these methods are described in the white papers located in the Resources section.

Command Line Control (DFC)

The Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) offers network administrators increased flexibility in managing Deep Freeze workstations. DFC works in combination with third-party enterprise management tools and/or central management solutions. This combination allows administrators to update workstations on demand. 

It is important to note that DFC is not a stand-alone application. DFC integrates seamlessly with any solution that can run script files, including standard run-once login scripts.

Some of DFC’s commands include:

    * Restart workstation in a Frozen/Thawed state
    * Set workstation to restart Frozen/Thawed the next time it restarts
    * Query workstation Deep Freeze state
    * Enable/Disable the workstation keyboard and mouse

Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop allows you to manage all of your Mac computers over your network. Distribute software, provide real-time online help to end users, create detailed software and hardware reports, and automate routine management tasks — all from the comfort of your desk. 

Our Deep Freeze Assistant can install tasks for use with Apple Remote Desktop. They appear in their own Deep Freeze folder on the ARD sidebar.

These tasks can be used as supplied or as a starting point for controlling Deep Freeze with ARD. Each task mirrors a Deep Freeze Controller command, although you can also remotely request the Deep Freeze status from any Mac via ARD.


LANDesk Management Suite is a desktop management system that lets IT staff automate systems and security management tasks from a single console. Administrators can proactively manage, update, and protect all desktops, servers, and mobile devices. 

The Deep Freeze Plug-in gives administrators the ability to activate scheduled tasks, manage computers with multi-level user defined groups, and improve process updates while preserving and protecting the productivity of PC and Mac workstations. The partnering between Deep Freeze and LANDesk provides administrators with an efficient and central way to manage Deep Freeze tasks from within the LANDesk Console.

The Deep Freeze Plug-in to LANDesk provides the following benefits:

    * Easier management of mixed environments (Windows / Mac)
    * Multiple computer management from a single console
    * Scheduling of Deep Freeze tasks such as Freeze, Thaw, and Update
    * Decreased time spent configuring environment

Novell ZENWorks

Novell ZENWorks is a system management suite that lets IT staff automate systems and security management tasks from a single console. ZENWorks helps customers eliminate administrator effort and reduce IT costs while delivering the IT resources that users need, when they need them — all based on identity. It provides an integrated set of cross-platform tools that automate management across the lifecycle of desktops, laptops, servers, and handheld devices. 

Deep Freeze integration with ZENWorks provides the following benefits:

    * Install and upgrade the Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator
    * Install and Uninstall Deep Freeze Workstation files and Seeds
    * Install and use Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) to manage workstations (creating Freeze and Thaw objects)

Faronics is currently developing a Deep Freeze Snap-in for Novell ZENWorks 7. Scheduled for release in the fall of 2007, our snap-in will allow administrators to control Deep Freeze machines directly from ConsoleOne. 

Microsoft SMS

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) is a desktop management solution that helps system administrators manage large groups of Windows-based computers.


Altiris is a provider of IT service-oriented management software enabling IT asset management, network security management and more. 

Deep Freeze integration with Altiris provides the following benefits:

    * Install and upgrade the Configuration Administrator
    * Install and Uninstall Deep Freeze Workstation files and Seeds
    * Install and use Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC) to manage workstations both manually and as an Altiris job


BigFix is a policy-driven, unified IT security and operations optimization platform that provides IT personnel with real-time visibility and control of all enterprise computing devices. 

Deep Freeze integration with BigFix provides the following benefits:

    * Easy deployment of Deep Freeze Enterprise
    * Permanent configuration changes to Deep Freeze deployments
    * Reliable execution of Deep Freeze tasks
    * Effortless deployment of Critical Updates and Virus Definitions

Symantec Ghost

Imaging workstations has become one of the quickest ways to deploy standard software to multiple computers. Deep Freeze can easily be managed from the Symantec Ghost Console through the use of the Deep Freeze Command Line Control (DFC). 

Deep Freeze can be deployed using Symantec Ghost in the following two ways:

    * Creating a Master image with Deep Freeze installed
    * Creating a Master image with a Deep Freeze Seed installed