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DB-18-10-10 Driver Database Update Bookmark

October 10, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since September 20, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-10-10 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-10-10.pdf

Issue: Intel NIC - Wake on Lan

Symptoms:
Additional support for Wake on Lan features on certain Intel NIC models.

Resolution:
Added a newer NIC driver that supports additional Wake on Lan features for the following devices: I217-LM - I219-V





Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 25Gb in size (25.1 Gb IMP; 21.0Gb Classic {x64 only}). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-18-09-20 Driver Database Update Bookmark

September 20, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since September 17, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-09-20 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-09-20.pdf

Issue: Intel Graphics Driver BSOD - Windows 10 1803

Symptoms:
When deploying Windows 10 (1803), during the "Getting Devices Ready" stage, the target machine experiences a BSOD with the Stop code: DRIVER_PNP_WATCHDOG.

Resolution:
The associated Intel Graphics driver has been updated to the most current version.



Resolved Issue: (DB-18-09-17) VMXNET3 Driver issues

Symptoms:
Upon installation of the existing VMXNET3 driver (1.7.3.7) on Windows 7, the network interface would appear to be missing and would be inoperable.

Resolution:
The existing VMXNET3 driver has been replaced with an older version (1.7.3.2).





Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 23Gb in size (23.9 Gb IMP; 19.8Gb Classic {x64 only}). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-18-09-17 Driver Database Update Bookmark

September 17, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 28, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-09-17 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-09-17.pdf

Issue: VMXNET3 Driver issues

Symptoms:
Upon installation of the existing VMXNET3 driver (1.7.3.7) on Windows 7, the network interface would appear to be missing and would be inoperable.

Resolution:
The existing VMXNET3 driver has been replaced with an older version (1.7.3.2).





Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 23Gb in size (23.9 Gb IMP; 19.8Gb Classic {x64 only}). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-18-08-28 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 28, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 21, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-08-28 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-08-28.pdf

Issue: Audio - Intel HD Audio & Conexant Audio drivers

Symptoms:
Using the latest Intel HD Audio & Conexant Audio drivers, HP Probook 640 G3 models {potentially others} exhibited BSOD errors, (with no stop code to report), and audio would periodically cut out.

Resolution:
Identified drivers have been reverted to a previous, confirmed working, version.





Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 23Gb in size (23.3 Gb IMP; 19.2Gb Classic {x64 only}). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-18-08-21 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 21, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since July 31, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-08-21 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-08-21.pdf



Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 23Gb in size (23.3 Gb IMP; 19.2Gb Classic {x64 only}). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-18-07-31 Driver Database Update Bookmark

July 31, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since July 13, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-07-31 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-07-31.pdf

Issue: Surface DTX Driver issue

Symptoms:
Detach error message is displayed in task bar (bottom right corner).

Surface DTX


Resolution:
Modified driver association to address only appropriate Surface devices.





Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 23Gb in size (23.3 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



2.2.0.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with SCCM - Executables Update Bookmark



August 20, 2018
Includes UIUPrep version 5.7.0.0

New Feature: Domain Controller Automatic Discovery

UIUPrep has been modified to automatically discover the Domain Controller associated with the Management Point for each target machine. Using this information, UIUPrep is able to request the closest Content Location from the Management Point. (This allows the UIU Hybrid Method to function properly whether IP Ranges or AD Sites are employed in the SCCM Boundary configuration. UIUPrep will automatically discover site information for sourcing the optimal Content Location.)

In some specific System Center configurations, it may prove difficult for UIUPrep to successfully query a Management Point for a relevant Domain Controller. In order to accomodate these configurations, a switch has been added to allow a system administrator to explicitly specify the Domain Controller to use for Active Directory site lookups. The switch is titled "ADSiteDC" and accepts a string argument, (e.g. "-adsitedc Domain Controller01").


New Feature: HTTPS support added

Previous versions of UIUPrep would only communicate with Management Points via HTTP. Support has been added so that UIUPrep will also effectively communicate with Management Points via HTTPS.



Please refer to the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - SCCM User Guides for detailed implementation and usage instructions.

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 for SCCM version 2.1.0.0 also includes support for 1E Nomad/Active Efficiency. Please contact UIU Support for details.


REMINDER

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT (v1.x). Support and UIU DAT files for UIU plug-in for MDT (v1.x) will be deprecated on Feb 1, 2018.

Features - SCCM (as of version 2.0.0.0)

  • More robust UIU Repository management with automated checks for integrity

  • Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

  • Improved integration with SCCM native controls

  • New hybrid methodology for Content Delivery, reducing bandwidth and local storage needs while decreasing driver acquisition times during OS Deployment Task Sequence

  • New and improved user interface

  • Ability to create and manage the UIU Repository from any administrator PC

  • One-click opt-in access to unreleased upcoming features

  • New functionality allows cleanup of old driver files from the UIU Driver Database

  • Future: Foundation established for customer-driven UIU Driver Database controls to opt in/out of operating systems included in the UIU Repository

Introducing the UIU Plug-ins 2.0

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 was designed to alleviate the demands of upgrading the UIU in complex MDT/SCCM environments. That said, The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT/SCCM (v1.x). The UIU plug-in (v1.x) products will receive limited support as deprecated versions and customers will be encouraged to upgrade to the fully supported UIU Plug-ins 2.0 product. The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 may be installed without removing the UIU v1.x product from an environment and will coexist without issue, even if both versions are utilizing the same source/deployment share. Updating the UIU Repository in a shared capacity should be migrated to use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 technology as improvements have been made to ensure accuracy and quality. OS Deployment Task sequences should then be migrated by removing the task sequence element, UIU Machine Configuration, which is associated with the UIU v1.x product and adding the UIU Deployment Configuration element which is associated with the UIU 2.x product. During testing, it is acceptable for Administrators to disable the old element while testing the new element.

All OS deployment task sequences should be thoroughly assessed for remnants of the UIU Machine Configuration element, (associated with the UIU v1.x product), prior to uninstalling the UIU v1.x product. Failure to remove UIU v1.x task sequence elements prior to uninstallation will result in unrecoverable MMC errors when requesting properties on those task sequences, rendering those task sequences unusable!


The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a versatile solution that may be invoked though the standard SCCM Console interface via a task element (UIU Deployment Configuration) or directly through a Run Command Line task element. Furthermore, The UIU may be invoked manually from within a Windows PE session under the direction of UIU Support. Multiple modes of operation have been provided to accommodate environmental differences as well as policy/change control restrictions.

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
In SCCM, integration consists of the inclusion of a uiusms.dll in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin" directory as well as the addition of necessary WMI classes (MOF) to support the UIU Plug-ins 2.0. If integration is not desired or permitted, an Administrator may launch the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 from a Run Command Line task element (with the correct arguments) to achieve a successful result. Furthermore, if an Administrator is not able to control the configuration of various SCCM Remote Console implementations (distribution of a single UIU dll file), the integration of the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 may prove to be problematic and utilizing the Run Command Line task element will alleviate those issues.

For more information on alternative methods of invoking the UIU Plug-ins 2.0, Please contact UIU Support.

IMP Files

This version of the UIU requires the use of UIU IMP files to establish a UIU Repository from locally existing files. If bandwidth allows, Big Bang recommends that the UIU Repository be established (and regularly updated) from Big Bang's Online Updates resources. UIU DAT files are not supported.

UIU Import files (*.IMP) contain required driver files, driver database(s) and UIU components which are used to populate a UIU Repository from which deployed target machines will draw necessary files during OS deployment Task Sequence executions. These files are used in conjunction with the UIUPM.

For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support

2.2.0.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with MDT - Executables Update Bookmark



August 20, 2018
Includes UIUPrep version 5.7.0.0


Please refer to the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - MDT User Guides for detailed implementation and usage instructions.

Supported MDT builds


  • MDT 2012 Update 1 - 6.1.2373.0
  • MDT 2013 - 6.2.5019.0
  • MDT 2013 Update 1 - 6.3.8290.1000
  • MDT 2013 Update 1 (re-released on Sept 15, 2015) - 6.3.8298.1000
  • MDT 2013 Update 2 - 6.3.8330.1000
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8443 - 6.3.8443.1000
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8450 - 6.3.8450.1000


Note:
As of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8443, Microsoft is deprecating the year and update version nomenclature on the naming of MDT revisions. For more information, click here.

To download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8450, click the following link:
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) v6.3.8450.1000


REMINDER

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT (v1.x). Support and UIU DAT files for UIU plug-in for MDT (v1.x) will be deprecated on Feb 1, 2018.

Features - MDT (as of version 2.0.0.0)

  • More robust UIU Repository management with automated checks for integrity

  • Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

  • New and improved user interface

  • One-click opt-in access to unreleased features

  • New functionality allows cleanup of old driver files from the UIU Driver Database

  • Future: Foundation established for customer-driven UIU Driver Database controls to opt in/out of operating systems included in the UIU Repository

Introducing the UIU Plug-ins 2.0

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 was designed to alleviate the demands of upgrading the UIU in complex MDT/SCCM environments. That said, The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT/SCCM (v1.x). The UIU plug-in (v1.x) products will receive limited support as deprecated versions and customers will be encouraged to upgrade to the fully supported UIU Plug-ins 2.0 product. The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 may be installed without removing the UIU v1.x product from an environment and will coexist without issue, even if both versions are utilizing the same source/deployment share. Updating the UIU Repository in a shared capacity should be migrated to use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 technology as improvements have been made to ensure accuracy and quality. OS Deployment Task sequences should then be migrated by removing the task sequence element, UIU Machine Configuration, which is associated with the UIU v1.x product and adding the UIU Deployment Configuration element which is associated with the UIU 2.x product. During testing, it is acceptable for Administrators to disable the old element while testing the new element.

All OS deployment task sequences should be thoroughly assessed for remnants of the UIU Machine Configuration element, (associated with the UIU v1.x product), prior to uninstalling the UIU v1.x product. Failure to remove UIU v1.x task sequence elements prior to uninstallation will result in unrecoverable MMC errors when requesting properties on those task sequences, rendering those task sequences unusable!


The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a versatile solution that may be invoked though the standard MDT Deployment Workbench interface via a task element (UIU Deployment Configuration) or directly through a Run Command Line task element. Furthermore, The UIU may be invoked manually from within a Windows PE session under the direction of UIU Support. Multiple modes of operation have been provided to accommodate environmental differences as well as policy/change control restrictions.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
In MDT, integration consists of the inclusion of a uiusms.dll in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\bin" directory as well as a modification (additional section appended) to the Actions.xml file in the same directory. If integration is not desired or permitted, an Administrator may launch the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 from a Run Command Line task element (with the correct arguments) to achieve a successful result.

For more information on alternative methods of invoking the UIU Plug-ins 2.0, Please contact UIU Support.

IMP Files

This version of the UIU requires the use of UIU IMP files to establish a UIU Repository from locally existing files. If bandwidth allows, Big Bang recommends that the UIU Repository be established (and regularly updated) from Big Bang's Online Updates resources. UIU DAT files are not supported.

UIU Import files (*.IMP) contain required driver files, driver database(s) and UIU components which are used to populate a UIU Repository from which deployed target machines will draw necessary files during OS deployment Task Sequence executions. These files are used in conjunction with the UIUPM.

For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support

5.7.2.0 - Executables Update Only Bookmark

August 20, 2018 - RELEASE
Includes UIUPrep version 5.7.0.0


Feature Modification: Offline Media creation (UEFI & BIOS methods)

Affected features:
  • ADK Basic Deploy Offline Media
  • ADK Advanced Deploy Offline Media
  • Ghost Offline Deployments


Modification: Consolidated Offline Media creation process into a single process to simplify offline media creation regardless of firmware interface (UEFI or BIOS). The previously employed "UEFI method" supports both interfaces.

This consolidation now requires that two (2) USB flash drives are required to build media due to file system constraints associated with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).


Issue: Microsoft ADK 1803

Symptoms:
When employing ADK options in UIU with ADK 1803 installed on the UIU 5 Console machine, DISM commands fail to execute properly. This issue is under investigation.

Work-Around:
When employing ADK options, please use an earlier version of Microsoft ADK on the console machine, (e.g. ADK 1709).

Resolution:
With ADK 1803 installed on the UIU 5 Console machine, a pop-up window stating "Using Windows 10 or later" will be presented. Selecting the "OK" button will allow the ADK process to proceed. Alternatively for unattended operations, an earlier version of ADK should be employed, (e.g. ADK 1709).



REMINDER - Requirements Change - .Net Framework Version Upgrade

The UIU 5 (as of UIU 5.7.x.x) now requires the .NET 4.6 Framework.



REMINDER - Updating from pre-5.5.0.0 versions of the UIU 5 product requires two steps.

First, use the UIU 5 Updater to obtain the 5.5.0.0 version and then re-execute online updates from that version to obtain UIU 5 (v5.7.1.0).



REMINDER - Support: DISM Log Location

Location Change:
UIU 5 now stores the DISM log for DISM sessions it initializes in ProgramData\UIU\dism.log. Previously, it was stored in the default DISM log location, %windir%\logs\dism\dism.log. DISM sessions not initialized by UIU (e.g. user-driven DISM commands at the CLI, etc.) continue to log in the default location--but UIU 5-driven operations using DISM will log in the UIU directory, which should make it easier to review DISM errors associated with UIU 5.



REMINDER - The UIU 5 (version 5.5.0.0 and newer) no longer employs driver.dat files for installation and manual updates.

This (and future) versions will require Driver.imp files (e.g. DB170411-p5460.imp) for those operations. Online UIU 5 Updates will be unaffected..



REMINDER - UIU Log File Location CHANGE!

Details:
On deployed machines only, the Log folder & UIU data folder have been migrated from Program Files to ProgramData.

UIU log files on deployed machines are now located under the ProgramData\UIU directory. Additionally, resources needed by each application are extracted/placed in the ProgramData\UIU\bin directory (temporarily). Program Files is no longer used for any resources or logs.

NOTE: The UIU 5 Installation log files are also now located in ProgramData\UIU; other install files remain in Program Files.



DB-18-07-13 Driver Database Update Bookmark

July 13, 2018

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since June 22, 2018 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-18-07-13 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-18-07-13.pdf

Issue: Surface Book 2 DTX Driver issue

Symptoms:
An outdated Microsoft Surface SAR driver prevented the DTX driver software from working properly.

Resolution:
Updated the Microsoft Surface SAR driver.





Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 22Gb in size (22.2 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!