Restoring the ADS or ADX Turnkey - Metasys - LIT-12011177 - M4-ADSTK-PC - M4-ADXTK-RCK - M4-ADXTK-TWR - ADS/ADX Turnkey - 12.0

ADS/ADX Turnkey User Guide

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ADS/ADX Turnkey
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User Guide
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About this task

You must complete some of the steps in this section at a specific time. For example, press a specific key during the boot process. Read all of the instructions and identify the time critical steps before you start the process. To restore the ADS/ADX Turnkey, complete the following steps:

Important: Use this procedure only as a final course of action when you cannot resolve the problems with the Turnkey. Because this procedure involves the loss of all database information and settings, back up all Metasys historical databases with the Metasys Database Manager and archive all databases with SCT before you start this procedure. Transfer the backups off of the Turnkey to a separate storage location.


  1. Place the Turnkey recovery media in the DVD drive.
  2. Restart the Turnkey computer.
  3. For an ADS Turnkey, complete the following steps:
    1. Press F2 during the Turnkey boot process to display the BIOS settings.
    2. In the navigation tree, expand General, and then click Boot Sequence.
    3. In the Boot Sequence pane, select the UEFI: PLDS DVD+-RW boot device, and then click the up arrow until the boot device is at the top of the list.
    4. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    5. Click Exit.
  4. If the Press any key to boot from CD or DVD message appears, press any key to begin the restore process. If the Windows OS starts, restart the computer and try again.
  5. Click OK to begin the restore process.
  6. When you see a confirmation message that the recovery process is complete, click OK to restart the system. Keep the media in the drive as the restore process shuts down.
  7. After the computer restarts, eject the media from the drive. If the Press any key to boot from CD message appears again, do not press any key while this message is displayed or the restore process begins again.

What to do next

Your ADS/ADX Turnkey is now in the condition in which you received it. If you renamed your ADS/ADX Turnkey after delivery and need to do so again, complete the steps described in Appendix: Manually changing the ADS or ADX Turnkey name and the computer name. To complete the setup process, see Detailed procedures for ADS or ADX Turnkeys.