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5.9.2.0 - UIU Classic Mode - Core Executable Update Only Bookmark

April 30, 2020 - RELEASE

Includes UIUPrep version 5.10.0.0

 

 


This is an update of the UIUPREP application ONLY. Changes in this version of the UIUPREP application do not affect the UIU Classic Mode product.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

NEW FEATURE: Classic Mode Command Line Interface (CLI) Auto Import

 

 

Details:
Added a "-cmautoimportrepository" switch for UIU Classic Mode: This switch enables Classic Mode CLI to automatically discover a UIU Repository Import (IMP) file in the same directory as the Classic Mode executable. In the event that multiple IMP files exist, the first (alphanumerical) entry is selected, based on file name. This switch is overridden by the -cmrepositoryimportpath switch, so if a user provides both, the value provided by -cmrepositoryimportpath is selected. If the -cmautorepositoryimport switch is provided and Classic Mode is unable to locate any IMP files, Classic Mode writes an error dialogue ("Classic Mode does not continue automatically if the -cmautorepositoryimport switch is provided and cannot locate a UIU Repository Import (IMP) file.") and exits.

For more information, please review the UIU Classic Mode User Guide

 

 

Reminder: KNOWN ISSUE - WinPE 3.0 & 4.0 (x86 only)

 

 

Symptoms:
Servicing older Windows PE media (3.x & 4.x) requires 32-bit specific binaries (DISM) which do not load under a 64-bit process, resulting in error conditions. Big Bang recommends that Winodw PE version 10 be employed. Contact UIU Support for additional information.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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


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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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