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2.3.0.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with SCCM - Plug-in Manager & Plug-ins Update Bookmark

August 23, 2019 - RELEASE
Includes UIU plug-in for SCCM version 2.3.0.0
Includes UIUPrep version 5.8.3.0


This is an update of the UIU Plug-in Manager and UIU SCCM plug-in ONLY.

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

New Feature: SCCM Task Element UI

The UIU task sequence element user interface has been updated to provide a more intuitive presentation for selecting the desired method of deployment using the UIU, including the selection of relevant UIU packages within SCCM.

New Feature: Task Sequence UIU License Key Updating

The UIU plug-in updating feature has been upgraded to not only update the SCCM plug-in within the framework of SCCM (MOF), the service will also update the UIU license key within every SCCM task sequence that contains the UIU Deployment Configuration element, requiring no Administrator interaction with SCCM task squences post-UIU updates.

Note: In previous versions of the UIU plug-in for SCCM, after the plug-in had been updated using the UIU Plug-in Manager, each SCCM task sequence that integrated the UIU Deployment Configuration element required an "Apply" event in order to use the UIUPM-updated UIU license key. In some cases, this "Apply" event performed inconsistently resulting in the failure to employ an updated UIU license key.



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.





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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