Post install steps for x2gen016 image


Immediately post-imaging

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT restart the computer except where noted
  1. Boot, Windows will perform first run setup, may take a while
  2. Will then reboot
  3. Windows' Set Up Windows wizard will appear
    • Page One:
      • Change country to Canada -> Next
    • Page Two:
      • Username: Temp
      • Computer name: eg: rsg-pc070 -> Next
    • Page three:
      • Password: use cscf-op or cscf-adm password
      • Hint: "Fall 2011 cscf-op" (or whatever is relevant)
    • Page Four:
      • Accept license -> Next
    • Page Five:
      • Install Important Updates Only
    • Page Six:
      • Set Time zone: UTC-05:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada)
      • Check box: Automatically adjust clock for daylight savings time
      • Check Date/Time: Adjust if necessary -> Next
    • Page Seven: (Only if Wireless card present)
      • If asked about connecting to a wireless network -> Click Skip
    • Page Seven / Seven.One:
      • Select Work Network
    • Setup Will continue after restarting
  4. Activate Windows
    • If Asked on boot
      • Click Activate Now
      • Click Activate Windows online now
      • Click close
    • Otherwise
      • Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> System
      • At the bottom, Click the link to Activate Windows
      • Click Activate Windows online now
      • Click close
      • Close the Control Panel
  5. Activate Office
    • Open Microsoft Word -> Word Options -> Help - > Activate
  6. Remove the Games links from the Desktop and Taskbar
  7. If Screen resolution is too low (Looks really bad)
    • Start -> Control Panel -> Adjust Screen Resolution
    • Change resolution to the highest one -> click apply
    • Windows will change the resolution and ask if you want to keep it:
      • If the screen goes black, wait 15 seconds
        • Try the next highest and repeat
      • If the box shows up, and the lettering looks normal -> Click "Keep Changes"
        • If the lettering looks funny (out of proportion) try the next highest and repeat
    • CLose the Control Panel
  8. If at any point Windows Update pops up a box in the lower right asking to restart the computer
    • change 10 minutes to 4 hours, click postpone
  9. If/When Microsoft Security Essential pops up
    • Click Cancel
    • Click Uninstall
    • Click Yes
    • Click Uninstall (May take a few minutes)
    • Click Finish
  10. If/When Java Updater Requests permission
    • Click Yes
    • When the balloon appears on the Java icon click it
    • Click Install
    • Click Install (Again!)
    • Wait a few minutes for Java to install
    • If it asks about install Extras (e.g. Ask Toolbar)
      • Uncheck the Box marked install
      • Click Next
    • Java will now install, wait patiently
    • Click Close
  11. Windows Update will eventually appear asking to restart
    • Click Restart now
    • Wait patiently while the computer restarts
      • Note: If the Force close option comes up listing Windows Update, wait, it will close on its own
  12. Windows may reboot several times
  13. Windows will reboot to the login screen
    • Login as either cscf-op or cscf-admin
  14. Delete the Temp account
    • Open Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> Add or remove user accounts
    • Click on Temp
    • Click Delete the account -> Delete Files -> Delete Account
    • Close the Control Panel
  15. Shutdown the computer or reboot into Linux (Done!)

Before Deploying

  1. Add user to local Administrators group


Immediately Post-Imaging

  1. Boot the Computer
    • Windows Bootloader choose Ubuntu 11.04
    • GRUB Choose first Ubuntu option
  2. Will present you with a login screen, log in as either cscf-op or cscf-adm using fall 2011 password
    • May notify you that you do not have good enough hardware to run Unity, click OK, follow GNOME specific notes
  3. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal
  4. Type "sudo vi /etc/hostname", press enter
  5. Enter the same password you used to log in
  6. change scspcxxx to rsg-pc### (substitute 3 digit number from hostname for ###)
  7. Exit the terminal
  8. Change Upgrade policy to never upgrade, and install updates
    • If Ubuntu 11.10 Upgrade Available window pops up click Don't Upgrade, Click OK
    • Unity
      • Press the Windows Logo Key to open the dash
      • type update manager, open it
    • GNOME
      • Select System -> Administration -> Update Manager
    • click settings
    • enter your sudo password
    • On the Updates Tab, change Release Upgrade menu to Never, click close
    • Click Check,
    • Click Install Updates
    • Enter your sudo password
    • Wait patiently while it install the updates (may take a while)
    • It will ask you to restart, however we are just going to turn off the computer
      • Click Close
      • Shutdown the Computer
        • Power icon -> Shutdown -> Shutdown

Before Deploying

AD setup

Initial setup
  1. Run MikeG's script (Twiki reference???)
  2. run Clayton's script (Twiki reference??)
final AD setup
  1. vi /etc/security/access.conf and add user (or users_groupname)
  2. vi /etc/sudoers and add user (and, possibly, admin_groupname)


  1. apt-get update
    • when queried, do not replace the LDAP/common-auth !
    • smb.conf - it will ask for a newer version - don't do it!

Setup networking

  1. ONA

update inventory

  1. remove old machines and equipment
  2. add new machine

-- PhilipBeldowski - 02 Nov 2011 -- DennisBellinger - 22 Mar 2012

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