Deep Freeze Mac
Deep Freeze Mac
7.30.220.0207

3.3

Deep Freeze Mac free download for Mac

Deep Freeze Mac7.30.220.0207

22 November 2020

Standardize workstations, provides reboot-to-restore safety.

Overview

Deep Freeze Mac has changed the way IT Professionals approach end-point security; its non-restrictive concept offers the most robust Mac protection available. The need for IT professionals to perform rebuilds, re-image, or troubleshoot computers is eliminated with Deep Freeze Mac ARD reboot-to-restore technology. The result is a dramatic reduction in support and IT expenditures and a substantial increase in computer uptime. This edition of Deep Freeze Mac can be deployed and controlled with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD).

Protection and Security:
  • Guarantees 100% workstation recovery on restart
  • Provides password protection and complete security
  • Protects multiple hard drives and partitions
Configuration Options:
  • Customize user name and password
  • Choose whether the Deep Freeze icon will appear in the menu bar
  • Choose whether the hard drive icon will appear with the Deep Freeze badge
Control and Flexibility:
  • Freeze administrator accounts or root account
  • Selectively Freeze or Thaw fixed drives, volumes, or partitions
  • Import or export configuration information files to or from other Deep Freeze Controllers for deployment
  • Use Deep Freeze Assistant to create customized installation packages

Integration and Compatibility:
  • Integrates with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 2 or 3 for enterprise style capability
  • Use Deep Freeze Assistant to install specific Saved Tasks into the ARD console
  • Use Saved Tasks related to Deep Freeze for use with ARD, such as Boot Frozen, Boot Thawed, Uninstall Deep Freeze, and others
  • Localized in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese

What's new in Deep Freeze Mac

Version 7.30.220.0207:
New Features:
  • Support for macOS Big Sur 11.
  • New option for ‘Status’ command to return Frozen/Thawed status.
  • Note: Deep Freeze 7.x no longer requires a restart to Freeze the computer so the computer will not need to restart at the end of the maintenance period.
  • Deep Freeze Mac 7.30 does not officially support Apple Silicon Mac. For more information, contact Technical Support at 1-800-943-6422 or 1-604-937-3333.
Fixes:
  • 33430 Resolved an issue where the text on Steam Client for Mac opening windows did not appear with Deep Freeze for Mac installed. (Case No. KNQ-501-48715)
  • 29592 Resolved an issue where Adobe Photoshop did not open .PSD files automatically. (Case No. JAZ-153-33237)
  • 29590 Resolved an issue with BBEdit 12/13 displaying text after installing Deep Freeze Mac. (Case No. YJO-246-61316)
  • 28706 Resolved an issue where Adobe After Effects did not run with Deep Freeze Mac 7.20 on macOS 10.15 (Catalina). (Case No. GRP-962-68279, DRP-275-40209, YPR-667-32435, WYS-789-30421, XNM-881-69314, EWV-999-48019, REF-913-61179, TTI-459-29188, HUS-880-10796, NSU-980-58934)
  • 28531 Resolved an issue where StorageSpace not mounted error (-60005) was displayed for Deep Freeze Mac 7.20 with Adobe Cloud Installed. (Case No. QVH-461-39192)
  • 27935 Resolved an issue where the error message ‘Unable to thaw the computer..’ was not localized for all supported languages.
  • 27726 Resolved an issue where the tooltip for Add/Edit Schedule incomplete was not localized in some languages.
  • 27895 Resolved an issue where the ‘Downloading [update]’ notification shown in Deep Freeze lockout maintenance window was not localized for all supported languages.
  • 25393 Resolved an issue where the menu bar status icon did not update live after the machine was set to Frozen or Thawed using the command line. (Case No. EJV-244-77740)
  • 25062 Resolved an issue where the expiry reminder window always showed ‘evaluation’ instead of ‘subscription’.
Known Issues:
  • Disk Utility can be accessed by Admin or Standard users to add/delete/erase/mount/unmount APFS volumes.
  • 33583 Software update to Catalina 10.15.7 may fail to mount StorageSpace.
  • 32020 On dual-boot macOS with Catalina startup volume: ‘Big Sur -Data’ volume is not showing in the Deep Freeze Volumes tab.
  • 31974 Configuration profiles to restrict software updates not installed on Big Sur by Deep Freeze.
  • 24261 Unable to set Thawed volume to Frozen if there is not enough disk space left on volume.
  • 24290 System kernel panics when performing OS update while the startup disk is Frozen.
  • 24332 Frozen volume encrypted using FileVault doesn’t get reverted after computer restart. When enabling FileVault, ensure that the computer is in Thawed mode and do not set it to Frozen mode until the encryption has been completed.
  • 24447 Windows OS can be installed/uninstalled using BootCamp On Frozen macOS 10.14 and changes are not reverted after reboot.
  • 24540 Unable to add ThawSpace for user if volume with the same name already exists (add ThawSpace action fails).
  • 24527 Unable to delete ThawSpace entry from ThawSpaces list after deleting/renaming it from Disk Utility.
  • 26598 The dialog box ‘This package will run a program…’ is displayed two times while installing Deep Freeze Mac.
  • 26610 After upgrading Deep Freeze Mac 7.0 or 7.01 to the latest version, the Deep Freeze icon on the menu bar shows a question mark until logoff and re-login.

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9 Reviews of Deep Freeze Mac

5
Purps
24 October 2012
Version: 5.50.2200.0658

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Phenomenal app. The best at what it does. Nothing else comes close.
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5
Purps
24 October 2012
Version: 5.50.2200.0658
Phenomenal app. The best at what it does. Nothing else comes close.
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Purps
18 October 2012
Version: 4.51.2200.0365
4.5? I think they're on 5.5 now. This page hasn't been updated in a thousand years.
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Steve-Howe
14 September 2010
Version: 4.51.2200.0365
I think people are turning to this product when its not the right solution for them in the first place. This software works and works well, it is not a replacement for locally managed user preferences (MCX) or a alternative to having a server-client infrastructure, as others have said this fits a very niche and specific area, its not for home users, that's what Apple's parental controls are for, its not for kids or one time users That's what the Apple's Guest account is for. Apple have implemented a perfect array of utilities into Mac OS X that if your looking at this product hopefully you have already ruled them out and know why your looking at this product. This is in my view is a 2 scenario product; 1) For a computer residing in a public-ally accessable area. 2) Ensure that the computer is the same every time on reboot. I have used this at internet cafe's, exam rooms, museums, conferences, trade shows, libraries, shops / demo environments and a few more. It does what it says on the tin and does it well provided you know what your doing and why.
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New-User
13 January 2009
Version: 4.10.070.0316
Useful pre-Leopard. Post Leopard, I see no advantage over using the Guest account. It gets wiped when they logout, and they'd need an admin password to screw up anything outside the guest account anyway.
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3
scotteg
16 November 2008
Version: 4.10.070.0316
My use of DF is perhaps not the norm, but not all that unusual or inconceivable. I partitioned my MacBook (aluminum) to install Mac OS X on two separate volumes. The intent was to install DF on one Mac OS X partition and use that as a Sandbox to test software, etc. Installation and setup was a breeze. And, DF did what it said it would do regarding that installation of Mac OS X. However, it also caused several side effects on my other Mac OS X installation (Macintosh HD), ranging from annoying (e.g., wiping out random preferences like Spaces, computer name, etc.) to debilitating (it reduced my only user account on Macintosh HD to a standard account, so I couldn't do anything that required admin authentication. This resulted in my having to completely reinstall the OS). Tech support attempted to be helpful--via a lengthy exchange of email and over an hour on the phone--to no avail. Finally, I threw my hands up and decided to just reimage. I don't think Faronics fully-tested their software in this nonstandard (but highly likely usage, for techs like me) environment. The tech support rep did suggest that they have been having problems with the new MacBook line. My gripe is that they should have tested this realistic use of their software on this hardware that has been out for several weeks now, and alerted customers of any known issues, especially since this is not a beta version. The final piece to this that frustrated me the most, and thus motivated me to write this review, was an email from the tech support rep. He wrote that he'd brought this to his manager's attention, who closed the ticket because they haven't received similar reports of this problem. C'mon guys! Roll up your sleeves and try to replicate the problem. Don't expect your customers to do bug discovery and be testing beds for your troubleshooting!
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Chris-Flynn
01 November 2007
Version: 4.00.070.0218
In a classroom setting, a program like this might be useful, as having students always saving their stuff to the hard drive, or downloading fonts on the mac is always a problem. With this, they could still download fonts etc. but would have to copy them to their flash drives so that the computer wouldn't become a mish-mash mystery meat of font stew... Yes? My school should maybe get this, especially if you can control with along with Apple Remote Desktop.
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Kuphd
27 November 2006
Version: 3.20.071.0163
Here's what Deep Freeze does: Every time your computer is rebooted, it reverts back to its original state (set when you set up the app). Everything done after that original setup gets deleted (settings, files, etc.). So, if you're a home user, you do NOT want this on your computer. If you're working in a lab, you do NOT want this on your computer. An example of when you DO want this is if you're in a library (or some other place where people walk in off the street to use computers). When they log out, the computer reboots and resets itself...deleting anything they've downloaded, installed or changed. It basically removes the problem of security (i.e., someone who leaves their resume file on the Desktop). No one who uses the computer after them will be able to see their personal information. In short, this app can be very handy, but in very limited situations.
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Mr-Kitty
27 November 2006
Version: 3.20.071.0163
got to love it when the product description is a marketing press release, instead of something that would indicate what the product is.
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Hagi
06 June 2006
Version: 3.00.071.0119
nice version numbering ...
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  • macOS 10.13.5 or later
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