Preparing the Turnkey computer - Metasys - LIT-12011177 - M4-ADSTK-PC - M4-ADXTK-RCK - M4-ADXTK-TWR - ADS/ADX Turnkey - 11.0

ADS/ADX Turnkey User Guide

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ADS/ADX Turnkey
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User Guide
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  1. If the computer has been running for several days, restart the computer and wait for it to connect to the network with its current IP address. If this is a new computer, connect it to a hub or switch and wait for the computer to obtain a valid IP address. Open Command Prompt, and enter ipconfig to verify that an IP address is assigned.
    Important: If you do not obtain a valid IP address in Step 1, the computer rename process may fail.
  2. Log on to the ADS/ADX Site Management Portal or the Metasys UI to verify that the ADS/ADX is running.
  3. Exit the ADS/ADX Site Management Portal or the Metasys UI.
  4. Close the SCT and all other applications.
  5. Click the clock in the lower-right corner of the desktop, and then verify that the time zone and time for the computer are correct.
  6. Write down the new name you want to assign to the ADS/ADX computer. Note the case of each letter because the name is case-sensitive. The new ADS/ADX name must meet the following criteria:
    • begin with a letter
    • contain a maximum of 15 characters
    • contain only upper or lower case letters A–Z, numbers 0–9, and hyphens
    • not end in the letters ADS
    • not contain any diacritic or accent marks
  7. Change the computer name label on the case of the ADS/ADX computer to the new name in Step 6.
  8. Complete the following steps to disable the connection to the network:
    1. In Control Panel, click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
    2. In the left pane, click Change Adapter Settings.
    3. Right-click the local area connection and click Disable. If you have more than one local connection, be sure to disable the correct one and take note of the adapter you disabled. Some network connections rely on the MAC address of that connection for connectivity.
    4. If the User Access Control dialog box appears, click Yes.
    Important: If you do not disable the network connection using the procedure in Step 8, the computer rename process may fail.
  9. In Control Panel, click System and Security > System.
  10. Write down the original ADS/ADX name as it appears in the Full computer name field. Be sure to note if the computer contains a domain name or if a workgroup is specified. You need to reconfigure the computer with this information after the rename. Also note the case of each letter since the computer name is case-sensitive.
  11. Close all windows.
  12. Go to Using an existing archive or creating a new archive.