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How can I deploy Deep Freeze with Active Directory?
Posted by Adam Zilliax on 09 July 2012 01:37 PM

The Deep Freeze MSI Converter allows the user to convert the Deep Freeze Workstation Install Program (DFWks.exe) executable file into a Windows Installer (.MSI) file format. The Windows Installer executable program that interprets packages and installs products is Msiexec.exe. 

To use the Deep Freeze MSI Converter, please follow the steps below.

  1. Create a Deep Freeze Workstation Install Program (also known as the Deep Freeze Client) using the Deep Freeze Configuration Administrator, or use an existing file.
  2. Once the Deep Freeze Workstation Install Program (also known as the Deep Freeze Client) has been generated, open the Deep Freeze MSI Converter and browse to the file location.
  3. Specify a name and a location for the MSI package to be created.
  4. Then accept the EULA and click on Generate MSI file. This will save the Deep Freeze Workstation Install Program (also known as the Deep Freeze Client) to the location as specified in Step #3.

The generated MSI file can be used for installing Deep Freeze through the Windows Active Directory environment and through Silent Install (Command Line Interface).

NOTE: This generated MSI file CANNOT be used for uninstalling Deep Freeze from any of the workstations that have Deep Freeze installed.

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