Bootimage Upgrade To EPE 4


Description

This article is a Matrix42 Add-On tool to upgrade an existing Empirum Bootimage to EPE 4. The EPE 4 supports primarily OS installations for Intel Skylake and Kaby-Lake hardware.

We offer 2 different EPE versions for download. The difference is in the GRUB version. The 4.5.x has an older GRUB version than the 4.7.x. Nevertheless there are manufacturers and models that works with an older GRUB version and not with the newer one. The last version always shows the feature status.

Please note

With the product release 18.0.3 it is possible to import (as any other operating system or Windows ADK) and configure EPE 4 within the Empirum Management Console. However older versions can still be added to the system using the known mechanism via Powershell script.

Important

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RECOGNIZED THE RESTRICTIONS IN THE HOW-TO DOCUMENTATION. THIS VERSION IS APPROVED TO BE USED IN PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS. PLEASE REPORT YOUR PROBLEMS DIRECTLY TO Helpdesk@matrix42.com

Prerequisites

Please check the how-to tutorial for pre-requisites and limitations within the Online-Help.

Changelog

v4.5.11 (works as 4.7.11) (2019-08-15)
Fixed PRB33602: [EPE4] MAC Passthrough does not run reliably in EPE

v4.7.11 (2019-06-24)
Enable future WinPE Self-Provisioning function with EPE based installations
Fixed PRB32926: Clear text customer passwords in Debug_eis.log
Fixed PRB33127: Fixed netdom powershell password in eventlog

v4.7.10 and v4.5.10 (2019-04-15)
Old Grub with the functionality of EPE 4.7.10
Fixed PRB32829: EOL problems fixed for “delete partition only”
Fixed PRB32753: NVME+SATA Config creates false BCD entries

v4.7.9 (2019-03-06)
Added Windows Server 2019 installation support
Added Windows Server 2019 KMS keys support
Added Secure Erase warning message

v4.7.8 (2019-01-26)
Added Secure Erase support for SSDs (End-of-Life for SSD)
Fixed PRB32223: EPE cleared all connected FAT formatted devices at startup.
v4.7.7 (2018-11-13)
Fixed PRB31491: Self-Provisioning does not support UUID
Fixed PRB31925: After start from Self-Provisioning Windows cannot boot
Fixed PRB31962: Self-Provisioning installation starts the EPE debug login by mistake
v4.7.5 (2018-10-11)
Fixed new buildroot mkntfs/MBR boot issue
Fixed PRB31717: [EPE4] Unable to install OS if HDD was encrypted with Trusted Disk.
Fixed PRB31468: [EPE4] EPE Deploy doesn't work anymore via HTTPS
v4.7.4 (2018-08-15)
Added error message in PowerShell script in case of incorrect use of an UNC path.
A partition layout change from MBR to GBT does no longer require a reboot
Fixed PRB31077: Customers require to get EFI/MSR Part removed.
v4.7.3 (2018-06-22)
PRB31193: Netspy destroys EFI boot.
Added EFI/MSR dynamical size support
Fixed End-Message in reversed UUID scenarios
Fixed CR Error in Parse os.ini
v4.7.1 (2018-03-06)
PRB30438: DISK IMAGING is unable to restore the VHD properly.
Fixed UUID message handling
Support for systems with reversed UUIDs
Eis32: Improved disk formattinge
v4.7.0 (internal release)
Integration of Grub2beta3
Fixed a wrong SP/OS.INI error message
v4.6.4 (2017-12-08)

PRB30397: mac passthrough by Lenovo Yoga 370 with Docking Station
v4.5.5 (2017-09-01)
Detect SMBIOS-Guid and optional use for client identification
Eis32 Script: Initial use of generic CLIENTID instead of MAC8
Fixed ‘Midnight Commander’
Display and report via NetSpy DMI based client informations