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2.2.4.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with SCCM - Plug-in Manager Update Bookmark

May 20, 2019 - RELEASE
Includes UIU plug-in for SCCM version 2.2.1.0
Includes UIUPrep version 5.8.3.0


This is an update of the UIU Plug-in Manager ONLY. The UIU plug-in for SCCM and the UIUPrep application have not changed.

Due to security upgrades, UIU License Keys with expiration dates ≥ Jan 1, 2020 will only be valid with the following product versions of the UIU (or newer):

UIU 5: 5.8.0.0
UIU Plug-in for SCCM: 2.2.2.0 (incl. UIUSMS.DLL v2.2.1.0)
UIU Plug-in for MDT: 2.2.2.0 (incl. UIUSMS.DLL v2.2.1.0)
UIU Classic Mode: 5.8.0.0


Note: Each of these products employ the UIUPREP executable and as such the version of UIUPREP.EXE must be ≥ 5.8.1.0


WARNING: The UIU Classic (4.x) Product will not function using UIU License Keys with expiration dates ≥ Jan 1, 2020


Issue: UIU Plug-in Manager Updating Issue

Symptoms:
If UIUPM.exe resides on a drive other than the machine's system drive, the UIUPM will be unable to update itself, hanging after download (at 100%).

Resolution:
Issue corrected.



Issue: UIU Plug-in(s) Not Updating After UIU License Key Update

Symptoms:
When the UIU License Key is updated in the UIUPM.exe, the option to update the UIU Plug-in for SCCM with the newly updated key is unavailable ("Install" button is greyed-out).

Resolution:
Issue corrected.



Issue: WinPE Boot+ Failure

Symptoms:
The UIU Boot+ feature does not complete successfully.

Resolution:
Corrected an issue with file cleanup.



REMINDER: Requirements Change - .Net Framework Version Upgrade

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with SCCM (as of UIU 2.2.2.x) now requires the .NET 4.6 Framework.



New Feature: SCCM Provider Installation Option

In UIUPM, upon selecting the "Install Plug-in", an Administrator may now elect to install the Console Element and/or the WMI class (MOF).

  • If installing on an SCCM Primary Site Server, select both components.
  • If installing on an SCCM Provider (stand-alone), select only the MOF component.
  • If installing on a "remote" Configuration Management Console, (e.g. Administrator PC), select only the "UIU Plug-in Library" component.




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.

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!


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.



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



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