Windows Post-install steps

After installing the standard CSCF Windows Image, you will need to do the following

Configure networking

  • Note: If the machine is on VLAN 84/168/7, and the MAC address is in the Inventory database, then the machine will get its IP address via DHCP and no further configuration of the network is necessary

Configure ONA to set the port for the correct subnet (once deploying PC)

  • http://ona.uwaterloo.ca/
  • Occasionally, the VLAN is not trunked to the correct switch - that will stop networking for not otherwise apparent reason

Test Windows installation

  • Boot the machine into Windows
  • Look for any error messages and get past them - may need to boot to recognize new device(s)?
  • login as cscf-adm or cscf-op(on local system)
  • Prior to F07: X-Win32-XServer -> Unblock

(No longer necessary -> handled by GPOs) Enable Windows Defender icon in status bar

  • Open Windows Defender
    • Tools -> Options
    • Toggle radio button - "Show icon all the time"

Join the PC to the Domain (not usually necessary for School PCs)

Move the machine to a Research OU

  • Add the machine to the relevant Research OU according to the following notes - ADaMnge
  • If in doubt, just put the machine in the Research OU

Add CS-GENERAL\userid to local Administrators group

Method 1 (easiest, but only works after the machine is added to the CS-GENERAL domain)

  • Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Add
    • enter the User ID and Domain: CS-GENERAL
    • Member of group Administrators

Method 2

  • My Computer -> Manage -> Local Users & Groups -> Groups
    • Administrators -> right-click - Add member (check exact wording ???)
    • add CS-GENERAL\userid
    • use credentials youruserid-adm (we think this is necessary)

Reboot PC

Leave it mellow on the network for a while, reboot a couple times

Check GPOs (optional)

  • Login as RSGInstall on CS-GENERAL (non-privileged userid)
  • Make sure that GPOs get applied (you may see the Microsoft Printer Migrator Window)
    • may need to sit for 24 hours? overnight to get updates (AV, WSUS)?
  • check that printers are defined

If you actually need to do a re-install

Step by step Windows Installation

  • Set the BIOS to Boot from network
    • Turn on computer -> DEL (BIOS SETUP UTILITY) -> BOOT -> IBA -> F10 to save
  • Determine the PC configuration
    • Boot:TUFFTEST (Enter) -> F2 (Configuration Menu) -> a) Current Configuration (check for info about this computer)
  • Boot the install environment
    • Reboot the computer
    • Run UNIV -> if works well, it will display x:BOOTDISK\PQDI.550> (if it does not work)
    • Input CD x:\BOOTDISK (Enter)
  • Run GHOST
    • x:\BOOTDISK>CD GHOST (Enter) -> now run GHOST (Enter) -> OK (Enter)
    • Choose LOCAL -> DISK -> FROM IMAGE
    • I:[Images]Network drive (Enter) -> Core (Enter) -> X2GEN02.GHO (Enter)
    • Select local destination drive by click on the drive number (Drive 1 -> OK (Enter)
    • Destination Drive Details -> OK -> YES (about 18 minutes) -> Reset computer
  • Reset BIOS boot Settings
    • Boot order: 1) DVD -> 2) Drive 1

Topic revision: r9 - 2007-10-05 - LawrenceFolland
Information in this area is meant for use by CSCF staff and is not official documentation, but anybody who is interested is welcome to use it if they find it useful.


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