Distributing Windows Computers

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'Imaging' Windows PC Computers using BartPE CD

1. __Power up the computer, (if Desktop, use a USB keyboard) and press F12 when F2 or F12 appears.
2. __Place an appropriate BartPE CD, which is compatible with computer Model, into the CD drive tray.
3. __Select the CD-ROM drive to BOOT to BARTPE CD, which will auto-map to\\Hawk\ghost
4. __Click OK, at the PE Network Configurator screen.
5. __Click OK, at the About Symantec Ghost screen.
6. __Select Local, then Disk, then "From Image" at the Symantec Ghost …screen.
7. __Select ‘Network Drive’ from Look in: pull-down menu on ‘Image file name to restore from’ ..screen.
8. __Select the correct folder (i.e., __Desktops or __Laptops… etc) which contains the image for the computer Model.
9. __Select the correct image for the computer Model you are imaging. (Use arrow-down to read Image file description)
10. __Click OK, at the Select local destination drive… screen.
11. __Click OK, at the Destination drive Detail …screen.
12. __Click Yes, at the question: – “Proceed with disk restore?” …screen.
13. __Click Reset Computer, at the "Clone Complete" …screen. (Computer should reboot - If not, Restart)


Computer 'Configuration' Procedure   -  (This is imbedded into Distribution Hepldesk tickets)    (2/12/2009)                 

                 NAME (person doing the config / & delivery):______________________________

(755 Desktops only) - Change the password for the Intel AMT
1.__ Turn on the computer
2.__ At the BIOS screen, press CTRL-P to enter the Intel AMT management console
3.__ Login using the default password: admin
4.__ Select change password from the menu and press enter
5.__ Type in the new password: (????)

6.__ Exit and restart computer and you are all set.

Configuring the computer using 'scripts' shortcuts – (left to right)
1.__ Login as LIS (lis1)
2.__ Click NO to restarting computer!
3.__ Id.txt file (on screen) - Fill-inthe Midd: ________
4.__ SAVE and Close the Id.txt file.
5.__ Launch Config.cmd - ['scripts' shortcut on desktop - bottom left]
6.__ Type the 'users' [username-midd] => OK   [this names the computer]
7.__ “Press any key to continue”… -- (Reboots)
8.__ Login as LIS (again) => “Press any key to continue”…-- (Reboots & will join the DOMAIN)
9.__ Login as LIS (again), => Cancel the Novell login screen.
10__ Enter in the 'users' [username] => OK - [adds user to Administrators Group]

11__ Ensure the correct People and Groups have been added to‘Administrators Group’.

Installing Printers, Software, run ‘AssetTrckr’, & update ‘BIOS’ - (while logged in as LIS)
1.__ Launch “Add Bombay Printers” shortcut => (use Authorized Acct – midd\pcconfig)
2.__ Select a “Default printer”
3.__ Launch “Add Software HAWK Drop” shortcut => (use Authorized Acct – midd\pcconfig)
4.__ Launch “AssetTrckr ScanCmptr” shortcut => (use Authorized Acct – midd\pcconfig)
5.__ Launch “BIOS” shortcut => Launch latest ‘bios’.exe, => click Run but DON’T click Continue yet…
6.__ Delete the 5 ‘scripts’ shortcuts from the desktop, => then ‘Empty Recycle Bin’
7.__ On ‘Dell BIOS Flash’ screen, Click Continue if a ‘new’ BIOS is to be applied, if not click Cancel …
8.__ Re-Boot after Printers; Software; AssetTrkr; & BIOS has all been installed.

Log-on as Administrator to COPY 'LIS' profile to 'Default User' profile
1.__ Log-on as administrator using Workstation only (desktops)
2.__ Launch System Properties (shortcut on desktop)
3.__ On Advanced tab, under User Profiles click on Settings button, then click to Highlight LIS profile.
4.__ Click Copy To button, => Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Default User(highlighted) => OK
5.__ …Click Change button, click Location button, Cancel, click on ‘local computer’ under Location: => OK
6.__ Type everyone in box, click Check Names button, and Everyonewill be recognized with an underline....
           ...YES => OK => OK
7.__ Log-Offas administrator, & Log-Onto the ‘MIDD’ domain using a Domain User Acct.
8.__ Launch Outlook - (to test Outlook auto-configuration)
9.__ Shutdown (config is done!) – Write the Users info (on blue tape), placed on the computer and laptop bag.
10__ Laptops: Put a network cable, USB mouse and the info folder into the laptop bag.
11__ Desktops: Use Monitor box to box-up computer, USB mouse & keyboard, DVI “Y” & Digital video cables, (2) power cords and Network cable.
11a__ Record the Display Monitor serial # in the Helpdesk ticket.
12¬__ Update the Heat ticket.

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