Post install steps for x2gen017 image

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  • Last reviewed by: Dennis Bellinger - May 24, 2012


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. 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
  7. 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
  8. If/When Microsoft Security Essential pops up
    • Click Cancel
    • Click Uninstall
    • Click Yes
    • Click Uninstall (May take a few minutes)
    • Click Finish
  9. 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
  10. Windows Update may 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
  11. If Windows Update does not appear (if it has not shown up after about five minutes, it's not going to), then log out
    • Click Start
    • Hover over the arrow next to shutdown
    • Click Log out
  12. Windows may reboot several times
  13. Windows will show 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
  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. sudo bash
  8. Disable Guest Account
       #Disable Guest Account
           # Phil Beldowski
           if [ -f "$LIGHTDM" ]
              if grep "$OPTION" "$LIGHTDM" >/dev/null 2>&1
                 echo $OPTION - ALREADY EXISTS
                 echo "$OPTION" >> "$LIGHTDM"
              echo "$LIGHTDM file does not exist!"
  9. Allow manually typed userid entry at login
       #Allow manually typed userid entry at login
           # Gordon Boerke
           if [ -f "$LIGHTDM" ]
              if grep "$OPTION" "$LIGHTDM" >/dev/null 2>&1
                 echo $OPTION - ALREADY EXISTS
                 echo "$OPTION" >> "$LIGHTDM"
              echo "$LIGHTDM file does not exist!"
  10. Exit the terminal
  11. Change Upgrade policy to never upgrade, and install updates
    • Press the Windows Logo Key to open the dash
    • type update manager, open it
    • click settings
    • On the Updates Tab, change Release Upgrade menu to Never
    • enter your sudo password
    • click close
    • Click Check
    • If updates are available
      • Click Install Updates
      • 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
      • Settings / Power Menu (Top right) -> 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

To be fixed

The Ubuntu 12.04 login list will only show cscf-adm, cscf-op, and guest. There is no option for "other user". Have the user log in remotely. The login list will then update with the user's userid.

-- DennisBellinger - 23 May 2012

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