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Configuring ECS OSs

Scenario

This section describes how to install application software, configure patch updates, and install system patches in ECSs based on site requirements.

Prerequisites

Preparing data

  • You have obtained the EIP of the ECS.
  • You have obtained the username and password for logging in to the ECS.

Preparing files

Table 1 lists the files to be prepared.
Table 1 Preparing files

File Name

Description

How to Obtain

FusionAccess_Windows_Installer_latest.iso

Image creation tool for Windows

Click here

System patches

OS patches

Prepared by the user

Applications

Software (office and real-time communication software) is prepared by users based on personal requirements.

Prepared by the user

Peripheral drivers

Peripheral drivers are prepared by users based on personal requirements.

Prepared by the user

NDP471-KB4033344-Web.exe

Microsoft .NET Framework component

NOTE:

When the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 OS is used, you need to install the Microsoft .NET Framework component of version 4.5 or later.

Prepared by the user

Procedure

NOTE:

The following uses Windows Server 2008 R2 as an example. The procedure varies with the OSs.

(Optional) Enabling remote access permission

NOTE:

Skip this section if remote access permission for ECSs has been enabled.

  1. On the row that contains the newly created ECS, click Remote Login.
  2. On the ECS login page, enter the obtained username and password and press Enter.
  3. Click . On the page that is displayed, enter sysdm.cpl and press Enter.
  4. Click Remote.
  5. Select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure), as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1 System Properties

  6. Click OK.

Copying files

  1. Run mstsc.
  2. Enter the ECS EIP and click Connect.
  3. Enter the username and password for logging in to the ECS and click OK.
  4. Copy non-ISO files, such as tools, OS patches, peripheral drivers, and application installation programs to the C:\ directory on the desktop.

    NOTE:

    By default, the ECS cannot decompress ISO files. Therefore, copy the decompressed ISO files to the ECS.

Configuring Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST)

  1. Log in to the ECS using Remote Login.
  2. Click the date and time zone on the right of the taskbar. In the dialog box that is displayed, click Change date and time settings.
  3. Click Change date and time.

    The Date and Time Settings dialog box is displayed.

  4. Set the date and time and click OK.
  5. Click Change time zone.

    The Time Zone Settings dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select the time zone and click OK twice.

    NOTE:

    Select Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time on the Time Zone Settings page.

Installing OS patches

  1. Install patches for OSs based on site requirements.

Installing Microsoft .NET Framework component

NOTE:

When the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 OS is used, you need to install the Microsoft .NET Framework component of version 4.5 or later.

  1. Install Microsoft .NET Framework component based on site requirements.

Installing application software

  1. Install application software based on site requirements.

    Some security software (such as the antivirus software, safeguard, and firewall) may conflict with the Microsoft encapsulation tool, causing blue screen of death (BSOD) or blank screen errors on created desktops or resulting in a desktop creation failure. Therefore, install security software only after the desktops are provisioned successfully.

(Optional) Installing peripheral drivers

  1. Install peripheral drivers based on site requirements.

Disabling DNS registration on the NIC

  1. Choose Start > Run.

    The Run dialog box is displayed.

  2. In Open, type ncpa.cpl and press Enter.

    The Network Connections window is displayed.

  3. Right-click the NIC and choose Properties.
  4. In the Local Area Connection Properties window that is displayed, double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 and choose Advanced.
  5. In the Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box that is displayed, click DNS.
  6. Deselect Register this connection's addresses in DNS, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2 Advanced TCP/IP settings

  7. Click OK.

Enabling "Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon"

  1. Choose Start > Run.

    The Run dialog box is displayed.

  2. In Open, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

    The Local Group Policy Editor window is displayed.

  3. In the navigation tree, choose Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System, as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 3 Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon

  4. In the right pane, double-click Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon.

    The Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select Enabled.
  6. Click OK.

    Close the Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon dialog box.

  7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Enabling the group policy that allows standard user groups to shut down the Windows system

  1. Choose Start > Run.

    The Run dialog box is displayed.

  2. In Open, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

    The Local Group Policy Editor window is displayed.

  3. In the navigation tree, choose Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment, as shown in Figure 4.

    Figure 4 User Rights Assignment

  4. In the right pane, double-click Shut down the system.

    The Shut down the system Properties dialog box is displayed.

  5. Click Add User or Group. The Select Users or Groups dialog box is displayed.
  6. Click Object Types, select Groups, and click OK.
  7. In the Enter the object names to select area, enter Users to query and add the Users group to the policy.
  8. Click OK.

Enabling the "Allow log on locally" group policy that allows standard user groups to locally log in to the Windows system

  1. In the right pane of the Local Group Policy Editor window, double-click Allow log on locally.

    The Allow log on locally Properties dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Add User or Group.

    The Select Users or Groups dialog box is displayed.

  3. Click Object Types, select Groups, and click OK.
  4. In the Enter the object names to select area, enter Users to query and add the Users group to the policy.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

Encapsulating an image

  1. Set automatic login to Windows using the Administrator account. For details about how to set automatic login, see How to turn on automatic logon in Windows.
  2. In the C:\ directory of the ECS, locate FusionAccess_Windows_Installer_latest, the decompressed template tool folder.
  3. In the blank area of the opened window, hold down Shift, right-click, and select Open command windows here.
  4. In Command Prompt, run the following command to encapsulate the image:

    • Common images: run_silent.bat --passive
    • GPU images: run_silent.bat --passive --hda_type 2

  5. After image encapsulation is complete, the ECS is automatically shut down.