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Release Notes

5.8.1.0 - Core Functionality Update - Classic Mode Bookmark

November 11, 2019 - RELEASE
Includes UIUPrep version 5.8.4.0



This is an update of the UIUPREP application ONLY.

UIU Driver Database Review

Details:
Our Support team has completed a comprehensive review of the UIU Driver Database, particularly with respect to its inclusion of unsigned drivers. In previous versions, when the "Signed Drivers Only" option had been selected, unsigned drivers may have been delivered to target machines but not employed. As of UIUPREP version 5.8.4.0, handling of unsigned drivers has been optimized to ensure that they are not even delivered to target machines when the "Signed Drivers Only" option has been selected.



The UIU Classic Mode is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU Classic (4.x) product. Support for UIU Classic (4.x) will be deprecated with the introduction of UIU License Keys with expiration dates ≥ Jan 1, 2020.


UIU Classic Mode v5.8.1.0 contains several critical fixes and both the UIU Executables Files (UIU Classic Live) and UIU Driver Database Files (UIU Classic Live DB Files) should be downloaded and used in conjunction.







What is the UIU Classic Mode?


The original UIU 4.x — known in recent years as the UIU Classic — accommodated all OS deployment solutions, including those that do not utilize Microsoft's Windows PE, by storing the entire UIU Driver Database within the OS image. The UIU Classic Mode is an updated version of that methodology for those users that do not use a WinPE-based deployment solution.

How is it different from the UIU 4.x "Classic" product?


The UIU Classic method has been integrated into a optimized modern GUI, (though the basic process was preserved as much as possible for ease of adoption).

How is it different from the UIU 5?


  • The entire UIU Driver Database is stored in the UIU-prepared image as opposed to network-based delivery of target machine specific drivers only.

  • The Master Image must be manipulated by the UIU Classic Mode process. The UIU 5 does not require any preparation within the image itself.

  • Using the UIU Classic Mode, if unsigned drivers are opted-in, the Administrator will be prompted for each one during execution. The UIU 5, wherein its method includes staging the appropriate drivers from WinPE, allows the Windows operating system to address unsigned drivers without interaction.


Who should use the UIU Classic Mode?


Users employing OS deployment solutions that are not based on Windows PE (e.g. Linux-based solutions like CloneZilla and FOG)

Who should NOT use the UIU Classic Mode?


  • It is highly recommended that users employing OS deployment solutions that utilize Windows PE use the UIU 5

  • UIU customers that are utilizing the Microsoft's SCCM solution should use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - SCCM

  • UIU customers that are utilizing the Microsoft's MDT solution should use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - MDT



Please refer to the UIU Classic Mode - User Guide for detailed implementation and usage instructions.



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 ≥ 5.8.0.0


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


Requirements - .Net Framework Version

The UIU Classic Mode (as of UIU 5.8.0.x) requires the .NET 4.6 Framework.



For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support



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