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Smart Windows 10 deployment with image creation, driver management and automated deployment.


How does ENGL Imaging Toolkit cut deployment time?

Deploying Windows 10 is a breeze with Imaging Toolkit's time-saving features backed with ENGL support.

Making Windows 10 deployment easy

Designed to make Windows deployment easy, Imaging Toolkit takes away the pain from Windows OS deployment by automating the entire deployment process.

Systems management integration

Imaging Toolkit includes support for ZENworks, System Center, Liquit Workspace and WDS. Additionally, ZENworks integration includes Linux/WinPE imaging, ZENworks Agent installation and bundle installation logic.

Secure imaging front-end

For WinPE and Linux based imaging, Imaging Toolkit includes a secure imaging front-end that includes Active Directory/eDirectory/LDAP authentication, identity-driven restore menus and custom forms. This allows non-technical users to perform imaging restores provided they have the correct permissions.

Enterprise driver management

Fed up with driver hell? Imaging Toolkit includes enterprise driver management providing machine inventory import, driver search, installation analysis and driver packaging for each machine model.

Reference Image Creation Service

The Reference Image Creation Service (RICS) saves you time by letting us create your hardware agnostic base image for you. Select the Windows 10 version and edition, Windows update installation options, then we'll notify you when your base image is ready to download and distribute using Imaging Toolkit.
* Additional license required.

Deployment monitoring

When Imaging Toolkit is used in conjunction with Deployment Monitor™, live deployment progress and status updates are available from a browser.
* Additional license required.

Technical support

With over 20 years of Windows OS deployment, we're able to assist you whether you're a first time user or a veteran deployment wizard.

Imaging Toolkit videos

Automated Windows deployment with ENGL and Liquit Workspace

Learn how the ENGL and Liquit partnership can reduce cost, risk, and stress associated with Windows 10 deployment as a platform for your Digital Workspace.

Windows deployment with Imaging Toolkit and Autotask Endpoint Management

This video demonstrates how to perform Windows OS deployment using Imaging Toolkit and Autotask Endpoint Management.

Windows deployment with Imaging Toolkit and Liquit Workspace

This video demonstrates the custom deployment functionality in Imaging Toolkit 10.0.9.

Eliminate Windows 10 Deployment Anxiety with ENGL and Micro Focus ZENworks

Configure a project

Create and capture a base image

Driver management

Deploy a project to BIOS/MBR and UEFI/GPT machines

Compatibility

Imaging Toolkit is compatible with the following:

  • Liquit Workspace 2.6 - 3.8
  • System Center 2012 R2 SP1 - 2107
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • ZENworks 2017 - 2020
  • Any task-based management solution

Release history

This release note includes the following topics:


Known issues

The following are known issues in Imaging Toolkit 11.0.10:

  • Issue
    Build Console fails during driver analysis with the error "Unable to determine the appropriate installation method" written to the log file.

    Workaround
    Exit Build Console, install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) runtime, reboot the machine, try to perform the task in Build Console again.
  • Issue
    Launching Build Console web hyperlinks such as Documentation, Walkthroughs and Support, within a VMware Guest running Windows 10 with VMware Tools will display "Default Host Application" error.

    Workaround
    In the Windows 10 guest, select Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set Default Programs, select Internet Explorer, then select Set this program as default.
  • Issue
    Searching for Windows Updates using the Base Image Preparation Tool (Zimageprep) on Windows 10 and 8.x may fail if the machine is behind a proxy.

    Workaround
    Configure proxy settings using Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD) or allow unrestricted access to the Microsoft Update servers.
  • Issue
    Using only a hostname for LDAP binds may fail.

    Workaround
    Use full DNS names for LDAP binds.

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.10 [Build 1631]

April 13, 2021


Updated platform support: Windows 10 64bit or Server 2016/2019 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.10 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 64bit or Server 2016/2019. Windows 7 has now entered legacy support phase (no further testing will be performed).


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Support for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 2103
  • Added: Powershell support in ENGL WinPE
  • Fixed: Build Console may crash when analysing Dell driver package
  • Fixed: Build Console may fail when copying driver content
  • Fixed: Zimageprep message dialog has truncated text

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.9 [Build 1619]

July 27, 2020


Updated platform support: Windows 10 64bit or Server 2016/2019 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.9 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 64bit or Server 2016/2019. Windows 7 has now entered legacy support phase (no further testing will be performed).


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Windows 10 version 2004 support (with Windows ADK/WinPE 2004)
  • Updated: Windows 7 projects now require .NET 4.5 or above
  • Fixed: Zim (for WinPE) menu text size was failing to scale on some machines
  • Removed: ZENworks Configuration Management 11.x support

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.8 [Build 1602]

April 8, 2020


Updated platform support: Windows 10 64bit or Server 2016/2019 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.8 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 64bit or Server 2016/2019.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Copy OEMDefaultAssociations.xml during Windows 10 deployment process
  • Added: Hide "An app default was reset" messages where possible (requires base image creation)
  • Added: Driver analysis information is delivered with driver search results
  • Updated: Imaging Toolkit installation is restricted to Windows 64bit versions
  • Updated: Removed requirement for Windows catalog creation
  • Updated: Integration Wizard will automatically determine Deployment Solution version
  • Updated: Deployment process will set organisation name and owner from the project settings
  • Updated: Driver installation enhancements for batch / cmd files
  • Updated: Windows service control should check if a service is running before attempting to start it
  • Fixed: Build Console generated add-on images(ZMG) may cause chkdsk errors after restore
  • Fixed: SCCM deployment may get stuck waiting for client policies to be delivered
  • Fixed: Integration Wizard "Bypass preboot menu" option does not work in WinPE mode
  • Fixed: Zupdate fails to download Cumulative Updates for Windows 10
  • Fixed: Dell drivers may report an error downloading
  • Fixed: Build Console may hang while attempting to create ZMG driver image

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.7 [Build 1572]

December 5, 2019


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.7 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Windows 10 1909 deployment support
  • Added: Reduce the size of the Windows 10 base image
  • Added: Display manufacturer and model information and count of machines when searching for drivers
  • Updated: Require a certain minimum WMI information when importing hardware inventory scan
  • Updated: Require minimum amount of WMI information when searching for Drivers
  • Updated: Improved Lenovo driver file analysis process
  • Fixed: Zmainrun crash when "Add NAL to startup" is enabled in a project
  • Fixed: Monthly imaging updates are displayed as blank lines in the Integration Wizard
  • Fixed: Build Console may crash whilst loading a driver pack
  • Fixed: ENGL generated ZMG add - on images cause chkdsk errors when restored post - build
  • Fixed: Zclonewiz runs on every subsequent login if it detected a pending restart
  • Fixed: Parameters are lost when installing drivers via batch file

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.6 [Build 1562]

October 29, 2019


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.6 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: ZCM 2020 support
  • Added: ZCM 2020 imaging engine integration with WinPE (ZMG images)
  • Added: Support for ZCM servers where TLS1.0 has been disabled
  • Updated: Improve performance of log view
  • Updated: Build process OnError checking now includes Windows Update installation
  • Updated: Improved driver analysis including Lenovo and SurfacePro enhancements
  • Updated: Improved Windows Update installation during base - image preparation
  • Fixed: Zim(for WinPE) displaying italics font for menu items, forms and dialogs
  • Fixed: Zim(for WinPE) truncating menu items

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.5 [Build 1530]

September 5, 2019


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.5 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Support for .NET 4.8
  • Added: Support for ZENworks August 2019 imaging update
  • Fixed: Driver download complete / failed message boxes can be hidden by wizard page
  • Fixed: Imaging Toolkit 11.0.4 caused TFTP transfers to intermittently fail

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.4 [Build 1511]

July 12, 2019


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.4 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Ability to use WSUS to patch machines during deployment
  • Added: Support for variable TFTP block sizes and file size interrogation
  • Added: Ability to copy a Windows 10 Start Menu layout during deployment
  • Added: Installer will check for ADK and WinPE add-on
  • Updated: Improved INF file scanning to better match driver platforms
  • Updated: Improved INF driver installation process
  • Updated: Improved Microsoft Surface Pro driver installation process
  • Updated: Ability to download drivers via redirected links or service pages
  • Fixed: Zim for Windows LDAP login error dialog displays no error information
  • Fixed: Build Console uses trusted root certificates to validate LDAP server certificates
  • Fixed: Unable to deploy a machine which is different from an existing import because it has a 'space' in the name
  • Fixed: Bypass preboot menu option sets incorrect value for ENGL WinPE imaging
  • Fixed: Zimageprep prompts for WSUS server details when not installing updates
  • Fixed: Make an image fails in disconnected ENGL WinPE(USB)

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.3 [Build 1472]

March 8, 2019


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.3 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Support for WSUS when creating a base image
  • Added: SoftwareDistribution folder is removed when preparing the base image
  • Added: Missing ZENworks agent or SCCM Client will trigger onError status
  • Added: Support for Server 2019 as a Build Console machine
  • Added: Option to deliver a production Liquit Agent configuration
  • Updated: Driver analysis improvements
  • Updated: Installer will provide a link to the required Windows ADK download
  • Updated: Support for Liquit Workspace 3.0
  • Fixed: LDAP connectivity to eDirectory 9 may fail
  • Fixed: Windows 10 x86 base image preparation may fail when "All Updates" option was selected
  • Fixed: Zupdate may crash on Windows 7
  • Fixed: Build Console may incorrectly report a download as having failed
  • Fixed: Migration Tool documentation did not include steps to copy the binary to the source machine

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.2 [Build 1449]

November 22, 2018


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.2 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Multiple drivers will now be downloaded concurrently
  • Added: Zim (WinPE) now includes the form item type "Editbox_Mask" supporting pattern matching
  • Added: Zim (WinPE) now includes the Dialog:InputMask supporting pattern matching
  • Added: Zim can now retrieve the hostname from DHCP
  • Updated: Base image creation .NET Framework installation improvements
  • Updated: Build Console now identifies Windows 10 1809 ADK with separate WinPE setup
  • Updated: Documentation now includes "How do I.." sections
  • Updated: Driver analysis improvements
  • Updated: Driver download improvements
  • Updated: Driver installation OS suitability improvements
  • Updated: ENGL Service Providers can manage multiple customer deployments from a single Build Console
  • Updated: Build Console Expert View Windows version dropdown now only includes editions with catalogs
  • Updated: Integration Wizard "Update imaging files" source path validation improvements
  • Updated: SCCM Client media description now includes version (allows import of multiple hotfix clients from the same SCCM version)
  • Updated: Single-instance driver analysis across different driver packs
  • Updated: ZCM Agent progress installation "toast" notifications will no longer be displayed
  • Updated: Zim (WinPE) Dialog:Input/Mask/Password will no longer have a title bar to match Zim for Linux behaviour
  • Fixed: Build process may crash when logging HWIDs
  • Fixed: Zim (WinPE) _ZimVersion variable would never return the service pack version, i.e. 11.0.2
  • Fixed: Zim (WinPE) on high-resolution displays caused text rows to be incorrectly sized
  • Fixed: Zim (WinPE) on high-resolution displays caused form radiobuttons and checkboxes spacing to be incorrectly sized
  • Fixed: Ztrace was not copied by Boot Media Wizard to USB media

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0.1 [Build 1413]

June 21, 2018


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0.1 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Fixed: Build Console generated UEFI boot image will fail to boot
  • Fixed: ENGL WinPE displays a memory error when exiting to a prompt

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 11.0 [Build 1411]

May 30, 2018


Updated platform support: Windows 10 or Server 2016 are required to install Imaging Toolkit 11.0 and launch Build Console. If you are running Build Console on an older Windows OS please use the Build Console Migration Tool to move Build Console to either Windows 10 or Server 2016.


The following changes are includes in this release:

  • Added: Support for Liquit Workspace
  • Added: Support for .NET 4.7.2
  • Added: Support for Windows ADK 1803
  • Added: Support for Windows Server 2016 deployment
  • Added: Ability to inject critical drivers in WinPE
  • Added: Build Console Migration Tool to ease hardware migration
  • Updated: Downloading multiple drivers will not prompt if an individual driver download fails
  • Updated: Local administrator password will be changed to match the project password
  • Updated: Power settings during build process
  • Updated: Ability to request an evaluation license via a proxy server
  • Updated: Driver analysis enhancements
  • Updated: Default ZENworks agent command line
  • Updated: Rebrand custom deployment to ENGL Deployment
  • Updated: Ziminst support for latest SLES imaging environment
  • Fixed: Updated drivers are not displayed in driver pack until Build Console is restarted
  • Fixed: Bundle assignment via bundle groups may cause logic rule processing to fail
  • Removed: ENGL Zwake
  • Removed: Support for ENGL Deployment Monitor 1.x
  • Removed: Support for Build Console running on any Windows version other than Windows 10 or Server 2016(with Desktop)