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DB-17-03-22 Driver Database Update Bookmark

March 22, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since January 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-03-22 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-03-22.pdf

Issue: Soundmax audio support for 7x32 bit

Symptoms:
On Dell Latitude 620 and similar models, a driver bang is realized on the audio device on the Windows 7 x86 platform.

Resolution:
The UIU Driver Database was missing 32-bit support for this device. The Driver Database has been updated with latest supported driver.



Issue: Intel HD 4000 graphics display adapter

Symptoms:
On Dell Optiplex 7010 and similar models, triple display setups are unsupported by the driver provided in the UIU Driver Database.

Resolution:
The UIU-provided driver does not support triple displays. An updated driver has been added to support triple displays.

Customers are advised not to update to the latest driver from Intel if implementing multiple display solutions. The latest driver (as of 17-03-22) is known to cause issues with multiple display port configurations!



Issue: Realtek Card reader driver

Symptoms:
On Dell Optiplex 9010 AIO and similar models, the card reader is rendered inoperable.

Resolution:
The UIU-provided driver was not supplying sufficient support. The UIU Driver Database has been updated with the latest, supported driver.



Issue: NVidia GTX 700 series graphics driver

Symptoms:
On various models, the graphics card is not performing to specifications.

Resolution:
The UIU-provided driver was not supplying sufficient support. The UIU Driver Database has been updated with the latest, supported driver.



Issue: Intel USB 3.1 controller drivers

Symptoms:
On Dell Latitude 7370 and similar models, USB 3 ports inoperable after deployment on machines with "Intel(R) USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller" devices (Windows 7 only).

Resolution:
Drivers (Ausb3hub) have been modified in the UIU Driver Database to add correct support.



Issue: Dell WLAN HotKey Driver

Symptoms:
On Dell Latitude 7370 and similar models, the WLAN Hotkey is presumed inoperable.

Resolution:
The existing driver in the UIU Driver Database that likely supports WLAN was not being offered to the machine. The UIU Driver Database has been updated with newer driver (64-bit only).



Issue: Dell Control Vault Drivers

Symptoms:
On Dell Latitude 7370 and similar models, driver bangs are realized on Broadcom/Dell control vault devices.

Resolution:
The UIU was missing support in database. Updated drivers have been added for device support.



Issue: "Killer" brand Ethernet Controller driver(s)

Symptoms:
On machines utilizing MSI gaming motherboards (and others), the embedded ethernet controller is inoperable for Windows 10x64 after deployment.

Resolution:
The UIU was missing support in database. Updated drivers have been added for device support on Windows 10x64 (only).



Issue: drivers for ASUS Rampage V and similar motherboards

Symptoms:
On machines utilizing ASUS Rampage V and similar motherboards, several driver bangs are realized after deployment.

Resolution:
The UIU was missing driver support for ASUS Probe 2 Sense Device and misconfigured ASUS USB hub device. Device Support has been added for the ASUS Probe 2 Sense Device and ASUS USB 3 drivers have been modified to provide support.



Issue: Mobile platforms using an M.2 SSD - Windows 7

Details:
UIU Classic product ONLY!

This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. Many new mobile platforms use an M.2 SSD. These drives run on the new re interface through the PCIe bus, which requires that Windows 7 be updated with at least one Microsoft hotfix: Microsoft KB2990941.

If a 0x0000007E is encountered, then also install the following hotfix, but do not install this with the above hotfix unless the 7E BSOD is presented. Microsoft KB3087873.

These hot fixes can be slipstreamed into the image through steps in this guide: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en



Issue: Platforms using the Intel Skylake chipset - Windows 7

Details:
This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. To bridge this gap for Windows 7 images, Dell support recommends the following workaround available online: Dell SLN300564.



NOTICE:
Windows XP is no longer supported via the full UIU product downloads!

Due to a reduction in customer demand and a general quiescence in the production of XP-specific drivers, all Windows XP drivers have been removed from the full (zip) downloads of the UIU. Windows XP will continue to be supported and drivers will continue to be offered via UIU Online Updates. Please contact UIU Support for a full (zip) download of the UIU-prepared XP driver database.



Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 14Gb in size (14.6 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!



DB-17-01-26 Driver Database Update Bookmark

January 26, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since November 2016 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-01-26 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-01-26.pdf

Issue: HP EliteBook Graphics driver

Symptoms:
UIU included driver causes "flickering" on specific model of HP EliteBook machines.

Resolution:
Graphics driver updated from version 20.19.15.4404 to version 20.19.15.4483.



Issue: Lenovo Graphics/Audio driver

Symptoms:
Out-of-date graphics/audio drivers were potentially causing BSOD, specifically on T460s and T560s models.

Resolution:
Graphics/Audio driver updated to most recent driver(s).



Issue: Mobile platforms using an M.2 SSD - Windows 7

Details:
UIU Classic product ONLY!

This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. Many new mobile platforms use an M.2 SSD. These drives run on the new re interface through the PCIe bus, which requires that Windows 7 be updated with at least one Microsoft hotfix: Microsoft KB2990941.

If a 0x0000007E is encountered, then also install the following hotfix, but do not install this with the above hotfix unless the 7E BSOD is presented. Microsoft KB3087873.

These hot fixes can be slipstreamed into the image through steps in this guide: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en



Issue: Platforms using the Intel Skylake chipset - Windows 7

Details:
This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. To bridge this gap for Windows 7 images, Dell support recommends the following workaround available online: Dell SLN300564.



NOTICE:
Windows XP is no longer supported via the full UIU product downloads!

Due to a reduction in customer demand and a general quiescence in the production of XP-specific drivers, all Windows XP drivers have been removed from the full (zip) downloads of the UIU. Windows XP will continue to be supported and drivers will continue to be offered via UIU Online Updates. Please contact UIU Support for a full (zip) download of the UIU-prepared XP driver database.



Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 14Gb in size (14.3 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!



1.11.8.0 - UIU plug-in for MDT Bookmark

UPDATED as of January 17, 2017

Includes UIU plug-in for MDT Updater version 1.11.8.0 & UIUprep version 5.4.4.0



Issue: Manual UIU Driver Database import

Symptom:
Manual imports of the UIU Driver Database (driver.dat) fail with various errors.

Resolution:
Updater application modified to correctly import driver.dat.



Issue: Microsoft KB updates

Details:
Partial installations of KMDF, UMDF, and NVMe Controller patches cause UIUPREP to fail during execution.

Resolution:
The "Add Package" feature of UIUPrep (which is responsible for installing KB articles; notably KMDF, UMDF, and NVMe Controller) has been expanded to determine whether or not the package is current installed, pending, uninstalled, or in some other variant state. If the package is determined to be not installed, it will be installed; if it's pending, no action will be taken. The UIU log records this expanded functionality in detail.



REMINDER: Added support for MDT build 8443


Added support (specifically for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8443) in the LIVE & TRIAL versions of the UIU plug-in for MDT's Installer and Updater applications to properly deliver the required version of the uiumdt.dll within the framework of the various versions of MDT, including:

  • 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


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 8443, click the following link:
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) v6.3.8443.1000



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 plug-in for MDT log files are also now located in ProgramData\UIU; other install files remain in Program Files(x86).



DB-16-11-04 Driver Database Update Bookmark

November 4, 2016

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since October 2016 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-16-11-04 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-16-11-04.pdf

Issue: Mobile platforms using an M.2 SSD - Windows 7

Details:
UIU Classic product ONLY!

This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. Many new mobile platforms use an M.2 SSD. These drives run on the new re interface through the PCIe bus, which requires that Windows 7 be updated with at least one Microsoft hotfix: Microsoft KB2990941.

If a 0x0000007E is encountered, then also install the following hotfix, but do not install this with the above hotfix unless the 7E BSOD is presented. Microsoft KB3087873.

These hot fixes can be slipstreamed into the image through steps in this guide: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en



Issue: Platforms using the Intel Skylake chipset - Windows 7

Details:
This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. To bridge this gap for Windows 7 images, Dell support recommends the following workaround available online: Dell SLN300564.



NOTICE:
Windows XP is no longer supported via the full UIU product downloads!

Due to a reduction in customer demand and a general quiescence in the production of XP-specific drivers, all Windows XP drivers have been removed from the full (zip) downloads of the UIU. Windows XP will continue to be supported and drivers will continue to be offered via UIU Online Updates. Please contact UIU Support for a full (zip) download of the UIU-prepared XP driver database.



Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 14Gb in size (14.1 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!



1.11.7.0 - UIU plug-in for MDT Bookmark

UPDATED as of December 6, 2016

Includes UIU plug-in for MDT Updater version 1.11.7.0 & UIUprep version 5.4.3.0



Added Functionality


Added support (specifically for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8443) in the LIVE & TRIAL versions of the UIU plug-in for MDT's Installer and Updater applications to properly deliver the required version of the uiumdt.dll within the framework of the various versions of MDT, including:

  • 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


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 8443, click the following link:
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) v6.3.8443.1000



Issue: UIU failure using the offlineosdrive parameter

Symptom:
Certain instances of drive letter formats entered in conjunction with the -offlineosdrive parameter are not parsed correctly and cause the UIU to fail.

Resolution:
Code modified to make the offlineosdrive argument parsing more robust.

As a secondary note, DIFx libraries have been updated to the most recent iteration available from Microsoft, 10.0.14383.0 (the Windows 10 "Anniversary" release, build 1607).





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 plug-in for MDT log files are also now located in ProgramData\UIU; other install files remain in Program Files(x86).



5.4.2.0 - Executables Update Only Bookmark

November 2, 2016

Includes UIUprep version 5.4.2.0




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.




Feature Change


Trial product expires ON the expiry date.

Detail:
On the date of expiration (as indicated on the UIU Trial documentation), the Trial product will cease to function in accordance with the UIU License Agreement.

New Feature


Trial Product Conversion to Live product.

Detail:
Trial product of the UIU v5 may now be converted to Live product if UIU v5.4.2.0 was used to install the Trial product. When a Live product is purchased and a Live UIU License Key is obtained, the Trial product may be uninstalled without removing the associated repository and the UIU v5.4.2.0 may be re-installed using a the Live UIU License Key and may use the pre-existing repository, eliminating the need to re-establish a repository. Online Updates may then be performed to update the UIU Driver Database and future versions of the UIU v5.

New Feature


Discovery Tool Improvements

Detail:

Discovery Tool is now executed when UIUPrep.exe is launched with the "-dt" switch and will produce logs in ProgramData\UIU\DiscoveryTool\DiscoveryTool.log.

This procedure will further create a .uiudt file in the DiscoveryTool directory based on the Make/Model/Date of the machine run on.

Online analysis requires Internet connectivity and a further switch: -analyze.

For Example:
uiuprep.exe -licensekey "<UIU License Key>" -dt (Scans, writes to the log, creates a .uiudt file.) uiuprep.exe -licensekey "<UIU License Key>" -dt -analyze (Scans, uploads for analysis, writes to the log (including analysis results), and creates a .uiudt file.)

New Feature


Windows 10 ADK support updated.

Detail:
ADK support updated to utilize Windows ADK 10.1 (from 10); DISM version 10.1.10586.0 (from 10.0.26624.0).

Issue: Boot+ Feature

Symptoms:

Boot+ Feature fails to launch.

Resolution:
Code corrected to properly launch Boot+ Feature under various configurations. Additional, improved cancellation support has been included to allow the process to be cancelled while adding drivers (instead of not cancelling until the driver add process was complete.)



Issue: Custom Drivers Path

Symptoms:

Custom was determining the parent directory to be valid, and then causing all files/folders to be copied as "custom" drivers. resulting in false-positives.

Resolution:
With respect to custom paths, if a provided path was not accessible, the parent directory is considered. Handling Custom Paths has been adjusted so that if multiple Custom paths are provided, each is considered to determine the "best" source; but if their path does not exist, a parent directory is no longer considered.



Issue: Trigger Handling

Symptoms:

Trigger handling would fail due to an inability to access the offline registry. Drivers applicable to a particular pnpID would not be presented for enumeration.

Resolution:
Trigger handling modified to be able to access the offline registry properly.



Issue: NVMe hard disk (controller) support in Windows 7

Symptoms:

NVMe hard disk (controller) drivers fail to install properly in Windows 7.

Resolution:
Added support for KB2990941, which adds NVMe hard disk (controller) support to Windows 7. This KB is included within UIUPrep and is extracted/installed automatically on Windows 7 platforms.



Issue: SQL CE 4.0 resources

Symptoms:

When attempting to install/update, the UIU 5 does not have SQL CE 4.0 support, causing the Installer/Updater to fail..

Resolution:
The UIU5 Updater now includes SQL CE 4.0 resources and will attempt to extract and load the resources as necessary when launched.

This successfully resolves the two following "RESOLVED Issues"



RESOLVED Issue: UIU 5 Installation hangs during installation

Symptoms:

This is a known Microsoft issue.

The Microsoft Windows Global Assembly Cache (GAC) is a registry that provides the operating system with the locations of libraries (dlls) and is accessed when a program requires a registered library to be loaded into memory. For undetermined reasons, when Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is uninstalled, an orphaned record remains in the GAC, pointing to a location that contains no libraries.

The UIU 5 requires SQL CE to be present and during install, will copies files for use to a temp location. When the UIU 5 install attempts to extract the necessary SQL CE files and load them, Windows accesses the GAC and attempts to load SQL CE from the GAC-registered location. Therefore, if SQL CE had previously been present and was subsequently uninstalled, the SQL CE libraries will not be present in the GAC-registered location (as opposed to the UIU established location) and will fail to load, causing the UIU 5 Installation to hang during the construction of the repository.

Resolution:
At this time, the most efficient solution is to re-install Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0. The download may be obtained using this link.




RESOLVED Issue: UIU 5 Updater results in error

Symptoms:

This is a known Microsoft issue.

The Microsoft Windows Global Assembly Cache (GAC) is a registry that provides the operating system with the locations of libraries (dlls) and is accessed when a program requires a registered library to be loaded into memory. For undetermined reasons, when Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is uninstalled, an orphaned record remains in the GAC, pointing to a location that contains no libraries.

The UIU 5 requires SQL CE to be present and during Online Updates, and relies on files copied during the UIU 5 installation. When the UIU 5 Updater attempts to extract the necessary SQL CE files and load them, Windows accesses the GAC and attempts to load SQL CE from the GAC-registered location. Therefore, if SQL CE had previously been present and was subsequently uninstalled, the SQL CE libraries will not be present in the GAC-registered location (as opposed to the UIU established location) and will fail to load, causing the customer to receive the following (when attempting to update the UIU 5): “Error: "Failed to load driver udb". The UIU 5 Online Updates will fail.

Resolution:
At this time, the most efficient solution is to re-install Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0. The download may be obtained using this link.



1.11.1.0 - UIU plug-in for MDT Bookmark

UPDATED as of October 25, 2016

Includes UIU plug-in for MDT Updater version 1.11.6.0 & UIUprep version 5.4.2.0





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 plug-in for MDT log files are also now located in ProgramData\UIU; other install files remain in Program Files(x86).





Issue: Plug-in Uninstallation fails with Updater v1.11.4.0

Symptom:
Upon attempted uninstallation, the program receives Error 1001, stating that it "Could not find a part of the path 'C:\ProgramData\UIU\Data'.". Microsoft FixIt may be employed to remediate a failed uninstallation (to remove the reference in Programs and Features), but files will remain in C:\Program Files\UIU as well as C:\ProgramData\UIU, requiring manual removal.

Resolution:
Uninstallation errors have been resolved in Updater v1.11.6.0.



Issue: Deployment Workbench x64

Symptom:
The Deployment Workbench launches by default in 32-bit mode and, regardless of installed .Net versions, it launches using .Net Framework 3.5. The UIU plug-in requires .Net 4.0 or newer to function properly. In order to force the Deployment Workbench to launch with .Net 4.0, a configuration file is required in the location of mmc.exe.

In 64-bit environments, the MDT Workbench crashes when attempting to add the UIU Machine Configuration task or potentially when attempting to access a sequence that already contains the UIU Machine Configuration task. This occurs due to an architecture redirect 'feature' in Windows 7 and Server 2008 environments wherein the UIU was placing a configuration file in an inappropriate location.

Resolution:
The UIU has been updated to place the configuration file in the correct location regardless of architecture.



DB-16-10-04 Driver Database Update Bookmark

October 4, 2016

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since September 2016 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-16-10-04 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-16-10-04.pdf

Issue: Mobile platforms using an M.2 SSD - Windows 7

Details:
UIU Classic product ONLY!

This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. Many new mobile platforms use an M.2 SSD. These drives run on the new re interface through the PCIe bus, which requires that Windows 7 be updated with at least one Microsoft hotfix: Microsoft KB2990941.

If a 0x0000007E is encountered, then also install the following hotfix, but do not install this with the above hotfix unless the 7E BSOD is presented. Microsoft KB3087873.

These hot fixes can be slipstreamed into the image through steps in this guide: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en



Issue: Platforms using the Intel Skylake chipset - Windows 7

Details:
This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. To bridge this gap for Windows 7 images, Dell support recommends the following workaround available online: Dell SLN300564.



NOTICE:
Windows XP is no longer supported via the full UIU product downloads!

Due to a reduction in customer demand and a general quiescence in the production of XP-specific drivers, all Windows XP drivers have been removed from the full (zip) downloads of the UIU. Windows XP will continue to be supported and drivers will continue to be offered via UIU Online Updates. Please contact UIU Support for a full (zip) download of the UIU-prepared XP driver database.



Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 14Gb in size (14.0 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!



DB-16-09-27 Incremental Driver Database Update Bookmark

September 27, 2016

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 2016 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-16-09-27 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-16-09-27.pdf

Issue: Intel DPTF - BSOD

Symptoms:
On specific machines, the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework fails to install correctly and produces a driver bang or a Blue Screen.

Resolution:
Reverted the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework drivers to a previous, stable version.



Issue: Windows 10 - Intel HD Audio drivers

Symptoms:
The latest offerings from Intel for HD Audio in Windows 10 do not install correctly.

Resolution:
Reverted the Intel HD Audio drivers to a previous stable version.



Issue: Mobile platforms using an M.2 SSD - Windows 7

Details:
UIU Classic product ONLY!

This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. Many new mobile platforms use an M.2 SSD. These drives run on the new re interface through the PCIe bus, which requires that Windows 7 be updated with at least one Microsoft hotfix: Microsoft KB2990941.

If a 0x0000007E is encountered, then also install the following hotfix, but do not install this with the above hotfix unless the 7E BSOD is presented. Microsoft KB3087873.

These hot fixes can be slipstreamed into the image through steps in this guide: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en



Issue: Platforms using the Intel Skylake chipset - Windows 7

Details:
This is an I/O gap caused by trying to align new hardware technology with Windows 7. To bridge this gap for Windows 7 images, Dell support recommends the following workaround available online: Dell SLN300564.



NOTICE:
Windows XP is no longer supported via the full UIU product downloads!

Due to a reduction in customer demand and a general quiescence in the production of XP-specific drivers, all Windows XP drivers have been removed from the full (zip) downloads of the UIU. Windows XP will continue to be supported and drivers will continue to be offered via UIU Online Updates. Please contact UIU Support for a full (zip) download of the UIU-prepared XP driver database.



Reminder:

The full driver database now exceeds 14Gb in size (14.0 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!



1.11.1.0 - UIU plug-in for MDT Bookmark

UPDATED as of August 30, 2016

Includes UIU plug-in for MDT Updater version 1.11.4.0 & UIUprep version 5.4.1.0



New Feature: UIU Log File Location CHANGE!

Details:
LOG & UIU DATA FOLDER MIGRATION FROM PROGRAM FILES TO PROGRAMDATA

UIU log files 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.





Issue: MDT fails to invoke the UIU when deploying Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Symptom:
MDT task sequence fails when attempting to invoke the UIU Machine Configuration task, citing an invalid architecture, during the deployment of Windows 10x64 "Anniversary Edition" (a.k.a. 1607 or v10.0.14393). For unknown reasons, MDT interprets the "AMD64" processor architecture for only this specific version of Windows 10 as "amd64" in the offline registry. Interestingly, after Mini-Setup finishes, Windows restores this value to the the expected "AMD64".

Resolution:
UIUPrep is now case-insensitive in its analysis of the processor architecture string value.



Issue: Object Reference error

Symptom:
An installation of UIU plug-in for MDT which has been updated past v1.11.0.0 may experience an error ("Object Reference not set to an instance of an object") upon uninstallation.

Resolution:
The Updater application now checks for MSI Installer Packages that are registered during installation and adjusts the internal .NET 3.5 requirement to .NET 4.0.



Issue: Duplicate UIU entries in MDT ACTIONS.XML

Symptom:
In uninstalling/re-installing the UIU plug-in for MDT, residual portions of the UIU additions in MDT's ACTIONS.XML may remain, causing errors during task sequence editing or execution.

Resolution:
Code modified to ensure proper removal of UIU portions of the MDT ACTIONS.XML upon uninstallation.



Corrected Known Issue


UIU Updater application - 'Updates Available' screen erroneous versions displayed.

Detail:
When the UIU plug-in Updater application is launched and locates available updates on Big Bang LLC's update site, The Updater application will display the specifics of the currently installed application/UIU database as well as the versions of the available downloads. Under some conditions, the version of the plug-in and updater applications may be preseted erroneously as '4.0.0.0'. This is a superficial reporting of version numbers and will in no way affect the successful updating of neither the UIU application nor the UIU database.

Solution:
The error has been corrected in this release for the UIU plug-in for MDT.