Post Install Steps for x2intel002-v1- image

Note: this is for the Fall 2013 Lenovo laptops

Phil says these are the extra or changed steps:

  • new Win7 activation code needed: Windows7LicenseKey
  • register Office through the Control Panel , Programs applet.
  • ssh should be licensed, if not, license file is in c:\drivers
  • ubuntu scripts should also be in c:\drivers

Immediately Post-Imaging


* IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT restart the computer except where noted

Perform Initial Setup

  1. Boot, Windows will perform first run setup, may take a while (will install drivers)
  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 the 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

Activate Windows and Office

  1. 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
  2. Activate Office

Correct Hardware Detection Problems

  1. If Screen resolution is too low (Looks really bad)
    • If it is a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s (you can try this with another Lenovo as well, may or may not work)
      • Open Windows Explorer (Windows Key + E)
      • Navigate to C:\drivers\T420s\SWTOOLS\VIDEO\83D635WW * Run setup.exe
      • Follow the onscreen instructions, don't restart
    • Otherwise
      • 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

Update Software

  1. 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
  2. If 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

Finish With Windows Update And Clean Up

  1. 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
  2. If Windows Update does not appear (if it has not shown up after about five minutes, it's not going to), then log out (if you ran the setup.exe in a previous step restart instead)
    • Click Start
    • Hover over the arrow next to shutdown
    • Click Log out (or Restart)
  3. Windows may reboot several times
  4. Windows will show to the login screen
    • Login as either cscf-op or cscf-admin
  5. 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
  6. Shutdown the computer or reboot into Linux (Done!)


Boot Computer And Log In

  1. Boot the Computer
    • Windows Bootloader choose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • 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

Set Hostname

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal
  2. Type "sudo vim /etc/hostname", press enter
  3. Enter the same password you used to log in
  4. change scspcxxx to rsg-pc### (substitute 3 digit number from hostname for ###)
  5. Type "sudo vim /etc/hosts", press enter
  6. Change scspcxxx to rsg-pc### (substitute 3 digit number from hostname for ###)
Script to change Hostname update

Note: this script will change the following files: */etc/hosts /etc/hostname /etc/mailname /etc/postfix/ /var/spool/po stfix/etc/ /var/lib/chdp/dhclient*
You will be updating the system mail name so that outgoing email notices will work correctly

  1. change into the ubuntu-scripts directory
  2. ./fixhost newhostname - whith the .cs

Fix /etc/ssh/ssh_config

  • Update the line that has ``'' to just uses regular double quotes

Fix Upgrade Policy and Update

  1. Change upgrade policy to never upgrade
    • Still in the terminal, type "software-properties-gtk", press enter
    • On the Updates Tab, change Release Upgrade menu to Never
    • On the Other Software tab
      • Scroll down to just below the "Canonical Partners" listings (just over half way)
      • Uncheck the four lines starting with ""
    • Click close
  2. Install updates
    • Type "apt-get update", press enter
    • If the Update Manager opens, close or ignore it
    • Type "apt-get dist-upgrade", press enter
    • If prompted to install updates, type "y", enter
    • If prompted to replace a config file, press enter

Notebooks eduroam problem

We found running XpressConnect will set up the eduroam connection, however it must be run from the user's account as their credentials must be used. If you use your userid to test it will continue to use your userid.

Install network-manager-gnome from the Ubuntu software centre and reboot.

Set up the wireless connection to eduroam (with all the correct settings) from Network Manager and install the GlobalSign certificate.


  1. Shutdown the Computer
    • Settings / Power Menu (Top right) -> Shutdown -> Shutdown

Before Deploying


  1. Add user to local Administrators group


AD setup

Initial setup

* Not used on laptops

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 && apt-get dist-upgrade
    • 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
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