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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Rescue and Recovery 4.3 Deployment Guide Updated: September 2 8, 2009 A ThinkVantage Technology publication (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Rescue and Recovery 4.3 Deployment Guide Updated: September 2 8, 2009 (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Third Edition (October 2009) © Copyright Lenovo 2008, 2009. LENOVO products, data, computer software, and services have been developed exclusively at private expense and are sold to governmental entities as commercial items as defined by 48 C.F.R. 2.101 with limited and restricted rights to use, reproduction and disclosure. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If products, data, computer software, or services are delivered pursuant a (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Contents Preface ...............v Chapter 1. Overview .........1 Predesktop Area .............1 Windows environment ...........2 Rejuvenating ..............2 Hints and Tips..............3 Chapter 2. Installation .........5 Installation considerations ..........5 Installing the Rescue and Recovery program....6 Installation requirements .........6 Installation components..........7 Installation log files ...........8 Rescue and Recovery i (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual iv Rescue and Recovery 4.3 Deployment Guide (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Preface Information presented in this guide is to support Lenovo computers installed with the ThinkVantage ® Rescue and Recovery ® program. The Rescue and Recovery program is an essential tool that enables users and administrators to restore backups, access files, diagnose problems, and make Ethernet connections if the Microsoft ® Windows ® operating system will not open or run correctly. It also enables deployment of critical updat (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 vi Rescue and Recovery 4.3 Deployment Guide (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Chapter 1. Overview The Rescue and Recovery program represents a unique combination of ThinkVantage Technologies. This integrated application provides a suite of powerful tools that can be used even if the Microsoft Windows operating system will not start. The Rescue and Recovery program has the following features: v The Rescue and Recovery Predesktop Area provides an environment to start your computer when you fail to log in to the Win (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual – Access BIOS: Opens the BIOS Setup Utility program. v Communicate – Communication overview: Links to related help topics in the Rescue and Recovery environment. – Open browser: Starts the Opera Web browser (Web or Intranet access requires a wired Ethernet connection). – Download files: Allows you to download needed files to the partition in the \SWSHARE folder in the Windows partition. – Map network drive: Helps users access (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 For more information, see “Rejuvenation” on page 16. Hints and Tips For hints and tips on using the Rescue and Recovery program, see the Rescue and Recovery v4.3 Considerations document located at: http://www.lenovo.com/support Chapter 1. Overview 3 (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual 4 Rescue and Recovery 4.3 Deployment Guide (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Chapter 2. Installation Prior to installing the Rescue and Recovery program, you can customize the Rescue and Recovery XML file for your enterprise and then deploy it to client systems. The XML file packaged with the Rescue and Recovery program is named rnrdeploy.xml. Once the XML file is customized and installed, settings for the Rescue and Recovery program are managed with the registry or Active Directory. For more information, see th (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Installing the Rescue and Recovery program The Rescue and Recovery installation package was developed with InstallShield 10.5 Premier as a Basic MSI project. InstallShield Premier 10.5 uses the Windows Installer to install applications, which gives administrators many capabilities to customize installations, such as setting property values from the command line. This chapter describes ways to use and run the Rescue and Recovery setup pa (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Note: For the Rescue and Recovery program, the OEM computers hard disk drive must be configured according to recommendations in “Scenario 2 - Installing on OEM systems” on page 54. Support for booting from external media (CD/DVD and USB): Non-Lenovo computer and devices (USB hard disk drive, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/RAM, or DVD+R/RW) must fully support one or more of the following specifications: v ATAPI Removable Media Device BIOS Specifi (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual setup.exe /a An administrative installation presents a wizard that prompts the administrative user to specify the locations for unpacking the setup files. The default extract location is C:\. You can choose a new location which may include drives other than C:\. For example, other local drives or mapped network drives. You can also create new directories during this step. To run an administrative installation silently, you can set the p (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual actions performed by the Add/Remove Programs applet from Control Panel. The log file is not created when your are running the setup.exe file directly from the MSI package. To create a log file for all MSI actions, you can enable the logging policy in the registry. To do this, create the following value: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer] "Logging"="voicewarmup" The following table show (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 v Z902ZABXXXXUS00.tvt where AB determines the compatibility of the Predesktop Area and XXXX is the build id. This file is required to install the Predesktop Area on all language systems. This file must be in the same directory as the main installation package (either installation executable or Rescue and Recovery.msi if extracted or OEM install). The exceptions to this are if the Predesktop Area is already installed and does not need to (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual v Russian v Spanish v Swedish v Simplified Chinese v Traditional Chinese Rescue and Recovery custom public properties The installation package for the Rescue and Recovery program contains a set of custom public properties that can be set on the command line when running the installation. The available custom public properties are: Table 3. Property Description PDA Specifies whether to install the Predesktop Area. Default value is 1. 1 = (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Using PowerQuest Drive Image based tools with Rescue and Recovery If the PowerQuest DeployCenter tool PQIMGCTR is installed in the following location (X:\PQ), you can create and deploy an image with the Rescue and Recovery program with the following scripts: Minimum script files: Table 4. X:\PQ\RRUSAVE.TXT Script language Result SELECT DRIVE 1 Selects the first hard disk drive. SELECT PARTITION ALL (Needed if you have a type 0x07 partit (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Using WIM files, ImageX, and Windows 7 Windows 7 deployment is based on disk imaging using ImageX. ImageX utilizes file-based imaging with WIM files instead of sector-based image formats. Considering this formatting development, use the scenario in “Scenario 6 - Performing a Bare Metal Restore from an Admin Backup” on page 58 when installing and deploying the Rescue and Recovery program on Windows 7. Using Symantec Ghost-based tools (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual 2. Click Computer Configuration → Windows Components → BitLocker Drive Encryption → Operating System Drives. 3. Enable the Require additional authentication at startup option 4. Select the option Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM. Best practice of BitLocker encryption on a system with the Rescue and Recovery program To have the Rescue and Recovery program work correctly with BitLocker in Windows 7, the best practice is: 1. (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Chapter 3. Configurations This chapter provides information that you will need to configure the Rescue and Recovery program for your enterprise. Within this chapter, you will find the following topics: v “XML and ADM file configurations” v “Recovery methods” v “Backups” on page 20 v “Rescue and Recovery in the Windows environment” on page 26 v “Working with the Predesktop Area” on page 29 v “Log files” on page 49 (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Single file restore Single file restore prompts the user for the Backup Storage location, and then the user selects a backup. The Rescue and Recovery program will display files that the user is authorized to access. The user then selects the files, folders, or both to be restored and the system will restore them to their original locations. File rescue File rescue used before restore, prompts the user for the backup storage location and (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual a. Select the appropriate drive from the drop-down menu of available drives. Backup files on the selected drive are displayed by the Rescue and Recovery interface. b. Select the backup file that you want to use to rejuvenate your system. c. Click Next. d. Confirm that the selected backup is the one that you want to use to rejuvenate your system, and then click Next to begin the restoration process. Note: Do not power off your computer d (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Various types of recovery methods can be used to renew computer systems. The Base Software Administrator program utilizes the full factory recovery method and the custom factory recovery method. The full factory recovery method restores the factory contents of the hard drive that consists of components such as applications, device drivers, and the operating system. Factory components are installed at the factory prior to the purchase of (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 9. General settings Setting Windows control file keyword Description Name FullName= Sets the user name for the computer. Organization OrgName= Sets the organization the computer belongs to, such as a specific department or location. Time zone TimeZone= Sets the time zone for the computer. The Network settings table provides the settings used to assign the computer name, administrator password and the workgroup or domain of the des (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 11. Switches (continued) Switch Description /SILENT Suppresses any message boxes for error or successful completion. (For return codes, the following table.) /BOOTSP Takes an explicit Y or N value to indicate whether the service partition should be set active. For example, /BOOTSP=Y. A value of N allows the adminitrator to reset the C: partition active again, so recovery doesn’t automatically occur on next reboot. The executable (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual In the Rescue and Recovery ADM file, there is an option to configure the Schedule Task 1 and Schedule Task 2 settings. The following registry keys must be added for the scheduled tasks: v For Schedule Task 1, this key is HKLM\Software\Lenovo\Scheduler\tasks\ task1 v For Schedule Task 2, this key is HKLM\Software\Lenovo\Scheduler\tasks\ task2 Note: If the task needs to be shown, add the DWORD value name TaskShow and set the value to 1 in (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual were taken using Sysprep. Rejuvenating or restoring the operating system and applications will not work with a Sysprep base backup. Mapping a network drive for backups The mapping network drive function relies on the registry settings located at HKLM\Software\Lenovo\MND. The Universal Naming Convention entry contains the computer name and share of the location you are attempting to attach. The NetPath entry is output from the mapdrv.exe (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 With reboot at the end, enter the following command: : Silent install using the MSI with a reboot : Type the following command on one line start /WAIT msiexec /i "C:\TVTRR\Rescue and Recovery.msi" /qn With reboot suppressed, enter the following command: : Silent install using the MSI without a reboot : Type the following command on one line start /WAIT msiexec /i "C:\TVTRR\Rescue and Recovery.msi" /qn REBOOT="R& (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual at: http://www.lenovo.com/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVAN- ADMIN#rnr 3. If you want to exclude .mpg and .jpg files from the backups, set the registry entry to include them at: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\Settings\BackupList. For more information on including and excluding backups with the registry see Include and exclude backup files with Registry settings“Include and exclude backup files with registry settings (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Supported Sysprep multiple drive configurations Windows PE drive enumeration may be different than the Windows main operating system enumeration for Primary partitions. If you wish to backup to a partition other than C:\ Primary, you must set the Backup partition type to Extended. Note: Backups will fail when doing a Sysprep backup if the drive letters of the partitions are changed after running the Sysprep backup. Password Persistence (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual For more information on Active Directory configurations for the Rescue and Recovery program using Group Policy, see the accompanying XML/ADM Supplement for the deployment guide located on the ThinkVantage Technologies Administrator Tools page: http://www.lenovo.com/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVAN- ADMIN#rnr Completing a backup Applications installed or uninstalled after the selected backup is created might need to be installed (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual HKLM\SOFTWARE\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\Settings\BackupList v One line per include/exclude rule entry. v If more than one setting applies to a file or folder, the last setting applied is used. Entries at the bottom of the registry entry take precedence. v Entries must start with either: – ; for a comment – I for include files or folders that match the entry – X for exclude files or folder that match the entry – S for include Si (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual x=?:\Documents and Settings\*\Local Settings\History\* X=?:\Documents and Settings\*\Local Settings\Temp\* x=?:\Documents and Settings\*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\* x=?:\Documents and Settings\*\Desktop\* x=?:\Documents and Settings\*\My Documents\* s=?:\Documents and Settings\*\Desktop\* s=?:\Documents and Settings\*\My Documents\* x=*.vol s=*.vol ExcludeList: Within this section of the registry, you can choose to exclude (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 You can disable interface switching so that a user will not be able to switch between the two interfaces. To disable the interface switching, set the following Active Directory policy to Disabled: ThinkVantage\Rescue and Recovery\User Interface\Interface Switching For additional information about Rescue and Recovery settings and working with Active Directory and Group Policy, see the accompanying XML/ADM Supplement for the deployment gu (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Working with WIM files and ImageX Windows 7 deployment is based on disk imaging using ImageX. ImageX utilizes file-based imaging with WIM files instead of sector-based image formats. Considering this formatting development, use the scenario in “Scenario 6 - Performing a Bare Metal Restore from an Admin Backup” on page 58 when installing and deploying the Rescue and Recovery program on Windows 7. Using RRUTIL.EXE The RRUTIL program i (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual 03/10/04 00:00:00 AM 165 BOOT.INI 08/16/02 00:00:00 AM 53786 COMMAND.COM 12/16/03 00:00:00 AM 222 CONFIG.ICR 12/16/03 00:00:00 AM 222 CONFIG.SYS 04/06/00 00:00:00 AM 655 FINDDRV.BAT 09/17/03 00:00:00 AM 14320 HIMEM.SYS 3. An optional command line input will be a text file to capture the output of this option. 4. Sample command: RRUTIL /lx [<path>dirlist.txt] Note: Enablement of the optional entry may be deferred to a later release (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Delete files from the Predesktop Area directories RRUTIL /d C:\temp\dellist.txt Delete a file in the \preboot, \minint, or root of the Rescue and Recovery partition either virtual or type 0x07: 1. Delete the file(s) of \preboot. \minint, or root of the PE partition either virtual or type 0x07 based on the contents of a text file. 2. Dellist.txt must contain a tree structure of the files to be deleted from the PDA. 3. Sample Command: RRU (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Directory of \RRbackups\C\1\ 03/15/04 22:29:29 PM 50003968 Data0 03/15/04 22:29:45 PM 50003968 Data1 03/15/04 22:44:50 PM 50003968 Data10 03/15/04 22:51:56 PM 50003968 Data11 03/15/04 22:56:39 PM 50003968 Data12 03/15/04 23:00:27 PM 43480478 Data13 03/15/04 22:30:00 PM 50003968 Data2 03/15/04 22:30:19 PM 50003968 Data3 03/15/04 22:30:34 PM 50003968 Data4 03/15/04 22:30:57 PM 50003968 Data5 03/15/04 22:32:25 PM 50003968 Data6 03/15/04 22 (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual 2. Sample command: RRUTIL /bs would display the backup space on the console. As previously stated in this chapter, the rrutil.exe file enables you to GET files from and PUT files into the Rescue and Recovery environment, it also allows listing of files in the Rescue and Recovery environment and in the backups folder. These procedures are used for all file customizations of the Rescue and Recovery environment. The following procedures pr (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Note: xx in the file name represents one of the following two-letter language abbreviations: Table 16. Language codes Two-letter language code Language br dk en fi fr gr it jp kr nl no po sc sp sv tc Brazilian Portuguese Danish English Finnish French German Italian Japanese Korean Dutch Norwegian Portuguese Simplified Chinese Spanish Swedish Traditional Chinese Getting the file pdaguien.ini from the Rescue and Recovery environment 1. Cr (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Notes: a. Catalog files are unnecessary, as they are not processed by the Rescue and Recovery environment. The preceding instructions apply to any device driver that might be required to configure the computer. b. With the limitation of Windows PE, you might have to manually apply some configuration applications or settings as registry updates. 6. To put the device drivers into the Rescue and Recovery environment, enter the following fr (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Changing the environment background The background of the right panel is a bitmap graphic and is named mainbk.bmp. The file mainbk.bmp is located in the \PREBOOT\USRINTFC directory. If you create your own bitmap image for the right-panel background, it must conform to the following dimensions: v 620 pixels wide v 506 pixels high You must place the file in the \PREBOOT\USRINTFC directory in order for the Rescue and Recovery program to pr (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 18. Entry type parameters Parameter Button type 0 Empty field. Use this value when you want to leave a row blank and unused. 1 Section head text. Use this setting to establish a major grouping or section head. 2 Application launch. Define an application or command file to be started when the user clicks the button or text. 3 Opera help for the Rescue and Recovery environment. Define a help topic to be launched using the Opera brow (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Button00=[0-10], "title", file.bmp, [0 or 1], 1, [0 or 1], %tvtdrive%[pathname\executable] The value of %tvtdrive% must be the boot drive letter. Following the boot drive letter, you must provide a fully qualified path to an application or command file. Button00=[0-10], "title", file.bmp, [0 or 1], 1, [0 or 1],%tvtdrive %[pathname\executable], [parameters] Provide the parameters required by the target application tha (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual [Reboot messages] The Welcome window is defined in the [Welcome] section of pdaguixx.ini (where xx is the language designation). Depending on the changes that you have made to the left panel, you can change the information in the title line and lines 01 through 12. You can set the font that the title, head and bold is displayed in. The following settings are an example for the [Welcome] section: [Welcome] Title = "Welcome to Rescue (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Note: Do not change or delete lines 13 and 14. In the [REBOOT] section of the pdaguixx.ini (where xx is the language designation) file, you can modify the values in the following lines: NoShowChk= RebootText= The two values for ″NoShowChk″ are 0 and 1. To hide the message, mark the check box. When the check box is marked, the value is set to 0. To have the message displayed, change the value to 1. If necessary, the font for messages (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual E-mail The Rescue and Recovery program provides support for Web-based e-mail through the Opera browser. Opera provides IMAP-based e-mail which can be enabled through the large enterprise configuration, but is not supported. To get the reference information on how to enable, read the System Administrator’s Handbook at: http://www.opera.com/support/mastering/sysadmin/ Disabling the address bar To disable the address bar in Opera, comple (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual 1. Get the C:\PREBOOT\STARTUP\OPERA_010.CMD for editing by using the RRUTIL process as described in “Using RRUTIL.EXE” on page 30. 2. Open the file for editing. 3. Locate the following line in the .CMD file: PYTHON.EXE.FAVS.PYC Z:\OPERADEF6.ADR 4. Complete one of the following: a. Type REM at the beginning of the line, as follows: REM python.exe favs.pyc z:\Operadef6.adr b. Delete the line of code from the file. 5. Save the file. 6. (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Enabling or specifying the full download path There are numerous settings that you can set to enable display of the ″Save As″ window. The most straightforward method follows: 1. Get the C:\PREBOOT\OPERA\DEFAULTS\STANDARD_menu.ini file by using the RRUTIL process described in “Using RRUTIL.EXE” on page 30. 2. Locate the following string: ;;Item, 50761 3. Open the file for editing. 4. Locate the [Link Popup Menu]. 5. Remove the tw (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual 5. Use the search function find the desired file, then do one of the following: v If the extension is found, but files with that extension do not work correctly, complete the following steps: a. Change the value following the extension from 8 to 1. (A value of 8 tells the browser to ignore the file. A value of 1 instructs the browser to save the file.) For example, change the following: video/mgpeg=8,,,,mpeg,mpg,mpe,m2v,m1v,mpa,| to vid (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual 8. Put the file back by using the RRUTIL process as described in “Using RRUTIL.EXE” on page 30. 9. Restart the Rescue and Recovery workspace for changes to be effective. Adding a static IP address To add a Static IP address, complete the following steps:. 1. Get the \MININT\SYSTEM32 winbom.ini file by using the RRUTIL process described in “Using RRUTIL.EXE” on page 30. 2. Open the file for editing. 3. Add [WinPE.Net] section bef (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 The following table provides the entry and description for IP configurations: Table 20. Static IP address entries Entry Description Gateway Specifies the IP address of an IP router. Configuring a default gateway creates a default route in the IP routing table. Syntax: Gateway = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IPConfig Specifies the IP address that Windows PE uses to connect to a network. Syntax: IPConfig = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx StartNet Specifies whether to (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 4. Put the script or program into the \Temp\preboot\startup path. 5. From a command line, type in RRUTIL –p \Temp. 6. To verify that the script or program was copied successfully, type in RRUTIL –g from a command line. This will generate a file named getlist.txt. 7. Examine the contents of getlist.txt for the \preboot\startup directory. The script or program should be listed under this tree. Passwords The following are four password (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Master password The master password is a single password that allows you access to the Predesktop Area and backups. This is set by using the command line interface, and is the only password option if Client Security Solution is not installed. User ID and password or passphrase This option uses the Client Security Solution code for password or passphrase management. The Client Security Solution GINA will prompt the user for this password (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual 4. A message prompts to create the rescue media when performing a backup, if the Rescue and Recovery program detects that no rescue medium has been created before. For more information about the Create Rescue Media function, consult its Help information system by pressing F1 after launching the Rescue and Recovery 4.3 program. 50 Rescue and Recovery 4.3 Deployment Guide (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Chapter 4. Best practices This chapter provides best practice scenarios to install and configure the Rescue and Recovery program for your enterprise. Within this chapter, you will find the following topics: v “Scenario 1 - New rollouts” v “Scenario 2 - Installing on OEM systems” on page 54 v “Scenario 3 - Installing with WIM files and Windows 7” on page 56 v “Scenario 4 - Standalone install for CD or script files” on pag (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual @ECHO OFF :: This is the name of the EXE (Without the .EXE) set BUILDID=z902zisXXXXus00.exe :: This is the drive letter for the z902zisXXXXus00.exe :: NOTE: DO NOT END THE STRING WITH A "\". IT IS ASSUMED TO NOT BE THERE. SET SOURCEDRIVE=C: :: Create the RRTemp directory on the HDD for the exploded WWW EXMD c:\SWTOOLS :: Explode the WWW EXE to the directory c:\SWTOOLS start /WAIT %SOURCEDRIVE%\%BUILDID% /a /s /v"/qn TARGE (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual set TCL_LIBRARY=%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Python24 \tcl\tcl8.4 set TK_LIBRARY=%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Python24 \tcl\tk8.4 set PYTHONCASEOK=1 set RR=C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\ set PYTHONPATH="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Python24" :: The next line will create the ISO silently and not burn it C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Python24\python C:\Program Fi (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual %tvtdrive%\Preboot\Opera\Opera.EXE, http://www.pc.lenovo.com/cgi- bin/access_IBM.cgi?version=4&link=gen_support&country=__ COUNTRY__&language=__LANGUAGE__ TO button13 = 8, "Open browser", Internet.bmp, 1, 1, 0, %tvtdrive%\Preboot\Opera\Opera.EXE, http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantage 2. Put the new version into the directory structure for placing files into the Rescue and Recovery environment. For details, refer to (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Some OEMs store pointers to their product recovery code in the Master Boot Record sector. OEM product recovery code may interfere with the Rescue and Recovery Boot Manager installation. Consider the following scenarios and best practices to ensure the Rescue and Recovery program provides the desired functions and features: Best practices for hard drive setup: Option 1 This scenario covers new image deployments that include the Rescue an (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 addition, due to the nature of accessing protected areas of the hard drive, only administrators can create the ISO. These files and directories are included on the recovery CD: v minint v preboot v win51 v win51ip v win51ip.sp2 Note: If you create a new ISO image, you must have at least 400 MB of free space available on the system drive in order to copy the directory trees and build the ISO. Moving this much data around is a hard disk d (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual 7. Assign the drive letter (C) 8. Exit Diskpart 9. Format disk such as c: /fs:ntfs /q /y /v:WinXP 10. Run bootsect /nt52 11. Run BMGR32.EXE /Fbootmgr.bin /M1 /IBM /THINK 12. Use Imagex.exe to apply your WIM file to C: 13. Reboot For more information about Windows 7, WIM files, or ImageX, see the following Web site: http://www.microsoft.com Scenario 4 - Standalone install for CD or script files For a standalone install for CD or script f (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual 16. Navigate to your intended path in the Save As field on the Export Registry File dialog box. 17. Click the Save button. Now, you can create an installation package that will install the Rescue and Recovery program silently and have the package import this new registry key so that all machines will have the advanced menu hidden. This can be used for any of the settings in the ADM file. Corporate Active Directory Rollout For a corporat (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual 6. Boot from the Windows 7 installation disc again and proceed to the drive selection menu. 7. Create Partition 1 with a 1GB size for the service partition. 8. Create Partition 2 for the operating system. 9. Format Partition 2 and leave Partition 1 unformatted. 10. Press Shift + F10 to access the command line. 11. Type diskpart, then press Enter. 12. Follow the commands below: Note: The commands are case sensitive. a. Diskpart>sel di (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Appendix A. Administrative tools ThinkVantage technologies offers tools that can be implemented by corporate IT administrators. These tools can be downloaded from the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=TVAN- ADMIN#rnr Command line support The following sections provide command line support for the Rescue and Recovery program in addition to Antidote Delivery Manager. Mailman Antidote Delivery M (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 23. RRcmd parameters (continued) Command Result List List files that are included in the backup level (must include location and level). Basebackup Initiate an alternative base backup. This is not to be used as a basis for incremental backups, and must include the location, name and level. The level must be less than 99. If another base backup with the same level already exists, it will be overwritten. Sysprepbackup Stage a backup (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Table 23. RRcmd parameters (continued) Command Result level=x Where x is a number from 0 (for the base) to maximum number of incremental backups (only used with the restore option. For backup commands, the level=x command is only required if performing an administrator backup (equal to or greater than 100, for example). Notes: 1. To restore from the latest backup, do not provide this parameter. 2. All backup and restore features are rou (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual 1. Retrieve value of UUID and Index. You can get the value of UUID and Index of the backups stored in the USB storage device, by executing either of the following commands: v rrcmd listsystem location=U v rrcmd listsystem location=U listbackup 2. Select your backup to restore. For example, the command below is to restore the first backup (index=1) that is level=2: rrcmd restore location=U index=1 level=2 CLEANDRV.EXE The cleandrv.exe fi (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Table 24. (continued) Parameters Description /y Suppresses confirmation of the drive being cleaned. This parameter is optional. Note: The bmgr32.exe file must be in the same directory as the createsp.exe file, and should be run from WinPE. InvAgent The InvAgent command can be found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\InvAgent\IA.exe. The IA.exe creates a local XML output file that it stores in the same folder. One XML file will be c (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual MapDrv MapDrv provides network share functions for ThinkVantage Technology products. MapDrv is used to connect and disconnect ThinkVantage Technology products with network shares. The network share information is contained in the registry and includes the network share name as an encrypted string. Network share information is stored in the registry at HKLM\Software\Lenovo\MND\<app id>. If an Active Directory policy is used, these (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Table 25. MapDrv parameters (continued) Parameter Result /user Sets the stored encrypted user name for this share. /NetPath Sets the value output from MapDrv to indicate the actual connection path. Using MapDrv The following examples provide instruction on how to use MapDrv: To Store network share information for a ThinkVantage Technology product: This function stores the network share information in the registry to define the subkey fr (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Table 26. BMGR32 parameters (continued) Parameter Result /CFGfile Apply the configuration file parameters. See “RRCMD command-line interface” on page 61 for details regarding the configuration file. /DS Return the Master boot record (MBR) data sector (0-based). /Dn Apply changes to disk n, where n is 0-based, (default: disk containing environment variable ″SystemDrive″ or ″C:\″ if ″SystemDrive″ is not defined.) /H0 Hide (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Table 26. BMGR32 parameters (continued) Parameter Result /U2 Show partition 2. /U3 Show partition 3. /US Show service partition. /Fmbr Load the Rescue and Recovery environment (RRE) Master boot record program. /U Unload the Rescue and Recovery environment (RRE) Master boot record program. /UF Force installation or uninstallation of the Master boot record program /? List command-line options. When calling bmgr.exe with a /info attribute, (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual v Prev Active Part Displays the partition table index of the previously active partition when booted to the service area. v Boot State Determines the current state of the machine: – 0 – Boot normal to operating system. – 1 – Boot to the service operating system – 2 – Boot back to the normal operating system from the service operating system. v Alt Boot Flag Boot to alternate operating system; DOS for example. v Previous Part (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 The parameters for cleanmbr32.exe are: Table 28. Parameter (Required): Description /A Clear MBR and install PC DOS MBR Parameter (Optional): /Dn Apply changes to drive. Use n=0 for the first drive. /Y Yes to all /? Display Help /H Display Help Active Directory Support Active Directory is a directory service. The directory is where information about users and resources is stored. The directory service allows access so you can manipulate (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 v User policies v Default user policies v Computer preferences v User preferences v Default user preferences As described previously, computer and user policies are defined by the administrator. These settings can be initialized through the XML configuration file or through a Group Policy in the Active Directory. Computer and user preferences are set by the user on the client computer through options in the applications interface. Defau (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Rescue and Recovery The following table provides the policies for the Rescue and Recovery program. Table 30. \Rescue and Recovery Policy Description ConfigureSecurityGUIOption Show, gray, or hide the Configure security settings button in the main user interface. PDALogonGUIOption Show, gray, or hide the GUI option to use a password to protect the Rescue and Recovery workspace. PDALogonMode Select the authentication mode for logging in t (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Table 32. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\User interface (continued) Policy Setting Description Menus AdvancedMenu Show, gray, or hide the Advanced menu in the main user interface. Default: Show. Menus HelpMenu Show, gray, or hide the Help menu in the main user interface. Default: Show. MenuItems BackupNow Show, gray, or hide the Backup Now menu item in the main user interface. Default: Show. MenuItems SchedulePreferences Show, gray, or h (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Manual Table 32. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\User interface (continued) Policy Setting Description Restore Rejuvenate Show, gray, or hide the Rejuvenate radio button in the restore options. Default: Show. Restore RestoreOSApps Show, gray, or hide the Restore OS/Apps radio button in the restore options. Default: Show. Restore SFRRestoreNTFSToFat32 Show or hide the Fat32 partitions when restoring files from NTFS. Default: Show. Restore RescueF (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 32. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\User interface (continued) Policy Setting Description CopyBackups CopyToUSB Show, gray, or hide the Copy To USB radio button. Default: Show. CopyBackups CopyToSecond Show, gray, or hide the Copy To Second radio button. Default: Show. CopyBackups CopyToNetwork Show, gray, or hide the Copy To Network radio button. Default: Show. Delete BaseBackup Show or hide the Base Backup from the Delete page. De (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 33. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\Backup Policy Setting Description BackupLocal Enable or disable Backup Local as a selected destination for backup. Default: Enabled. BackupSecond Enable or disable Backup Second as a selected destination for backup. Default: Disabled. Notes: 1. If a service partition backup fails due to insufficient space, manually delete the failed backup before making another backup or attempting to restore from (...)

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ThinkCentre A62 Table 33. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\Backup (continued) Policy Setting Description BackupNetwork Enable or disable Backup Network as a selected destination for backup. Default: Disabled. Notes: 1. If a service partition backup fails due to insufficient space, manually delete the failed backup before making another backup or attempting to restore from the failed backup. 2. When backing up the service partition to external media, set t (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Table 33. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\Backup (continued) Policy Setting Description MaxNumberIncrementals The maximum number of allowable incremental backups. Valid values: 2-31. Default: 3. Note: If you have completed backup number 3 and proceed to complete backup number 4 and encounter a message that states: You have reached your defined limit of 3 incremental backups. You may increase the maximum number of incremental backups allow (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Table 33. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\Backup (continued) Policy Setting Description PreBackup Pre Command to run prior to a backup operation. Include the full path to the file, if that path is not in the environment variable. Default: None. PreBackup PreParameters The parameter that passes the command that is run prior to a backup operation. Default: None. PreBackup PreShow Show or hide the command that is run prior to a backup operat (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Table 34. \Rescue and Recovery\Settings\Restore (continued) Policy Setting Description PostRestore PostWinRestoreParameters The parameter that passes the command that is run following a restore operation from Windows. Default: None. PostRestore PostWinRestoreShow Show or hide the command that is run following a restore operation from Windows. Default: Show. PostRestore PostPDARestore Command to run following a restore operation from the (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Mapping network drive The following table provides the policy settings for the mapping network drive function. Table 37. \mnd\Rescue and Recovery Policy Description UNC UNC location for the mapped network drive (format \\server\share). Default: None. User Use mapdrv.exe /view command to create an encrypted value for this field. Default: None. PWD Create default password for the mapped network drive. Default: none Scheduler tasks The fol (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Appendix B. User tasks Users belonging to different user groups have different rights and abilities to perform various user tasks. Windows 7 The following table presents the tasks that the limited users, power users, and administrators can perform with the Rescue and Recovery program in a Windows 7 environment. Table 39. Windows 7 user tasks Tasks Limited user Power user Administrator Create rescue media ISO. No No Yes (with command lin (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual c:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Python24\python c:\Program Files\Common Files \Lenovo\spi\mkspiim.pyc /scripted :: This line will create the ISO with user interaction and not burn it c:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Python24\python c:\Program Files\Common Files \Lenovo\spi\mkspiim.pyc /scripted /noburn Rescue and Recovery user interface switching The Rescue and Recovery user interface provides the option to switch between a sim (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Deployment manual Appendix C. Notices Lenovo may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in all countries. Consult your local Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program (...)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A62 Cell Phone, Computer Accessories Manual Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment. Therefore, the result in other operating environments may vary significantly. Some measurements may have been made on development-level systems and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same on generally available systems. Furthermore, some measurements may have been estimated through extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of thi (...)

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