Deep Freeze

Faronics Deep Freeze Enterprise and Deep Freeze for Mac create a base image that can be used to restore the system.  Any changes to the computer during subsequent use will be removed upon reboot, reinstating the original system snapshot that Deep Freeze created.

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Purdue IT Software Licensing and Distribution maintains a volume-purchase arrangement with Faronics for Deep Freeze Enterprise and Deep Freeze Mac. Purchase orders for the product on the Purdue West Lafayette, Calumet, and North Central campuses qualify for this discount as long as the product is purchased with a one-year maintenance subscription. Maintenance subscriptions cost roughly 20% of the discounted license cost.

For University-owned machines only.  Not available for personally owned machines of Purdue students, faculty, and staff.

Current Distributed Version: 8.3


Purchases of Deep Freeze Enterprise and Deep Freeze Mac are perpetual licenses. The yearly maintenance subscription, a mandatory purchase the first year, covers any updates to the programs, new versions released during that year, product support from Faronics, and access to the Faronics download center. This yearly maintenance subscription is optional after the first year.


Distribution is handled by Purdue IT Software Licensing and Distribution. Initial purchase and yearly maintenance of Deep Freeze licenses under this agreement are handled through Departmental recharge.

Departments interested in purchasing Deep Freeze should send e-mail to with the number of licenses needed.  Cost for the license purchase and first year maintenance will be provided.  Purdue IT Licensing and Distribution is sometimes able to redistribute already purchased licenses that have been dropped by other groups, allowing interested departments to pick up the licenses for the cost of the maintenance subscription.  If the Department proceeds with the purchase request, the name of a single IT staff contact who will oversee use of these liceneses and the approved account number to charge will need to be provided.


Purdue IT Software Licensing and Distribution offers limited support covering any licensing and distribution issues.

For all other installation or product support, please contact Faronics directly at

Contact Information

Purdue IT Licensing can be contacted via the Purdue Service Portal Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Response to inquiries will usually be one business day or less.