MCC ETS QC Procedure for IPCs
January 29, 2023
Follow these steps to QC an instructor PC in the SEC building
after it has been imaged.
Rename the PC.
Login as ETSAdmin
Tap the windows key and search for rename. Select View your PC
name > Rename this PC (advanced) > Change and enter the new
Computer name in the format of BBB-RRR-IPC where BBB is the three
letter abbreviation for the building, such as SEC or GCC, RRR is
the three digit room number, and IPC is a constant representing an
instructor PC. Click OK > OK > Close > Restart Now and
allow the computer to reboot.
Following reboot log back in as ETS Administrator.
Activate the Instruction user account
Click to File Explorer. Right-click This PC and select Manage. The
Computer Management panel is displayed. Expand Local Users and
Groups, click Users, and double-click Instruction. De-select
Account is disabled and make sure that User cannot change password
and Password never expires is selected. Click Apply > OK.
Reboot the computer and log in using the Instruction account.
Activate MS Office
Activate MS Office by starting MS Word. Open a blank document.
Close MS Word. If there are no error messages then Office has been
Close all open windows. Right-click the computer desktop screen
and select Personalize. A “Background” panel is posted. Look for a
message atop this panel in red lettering that says “You need to
activate Windows before you can personalize this PC”.
Click the search icon. Ender cmd. Select Run as administrator and
click Yes at the User Account Control confirmation prompt. This
will cause an Administrator Command Prompt window to open.
In the Administrator Command Prompt window enter slmgr /skms
10.3.105.12 and look for a Windows Script Host message box to pop
up with message text “Key Management Service machine name set to
10.3.105.12 successfully”. Make sure no error messages are posted.
Next enter slmgr /ato. Wait for a Windows Script Host message box
to post a success message with message text “Activating Windows
(R), Enterprise edition … Product activated successfully”. Click
Reboot the computer. This is necessary for the Windows activation
to take effect. Log back in to the Instruction account.
Right-click the desktop. Select Personalize. When the Background
panel is displayed verify that there no longer is a message atop
the panel in red letters indicating Windows is not activated.
Set Lock Screen
In the Find window type lock. Select Lock screen settings. Click
Browse > Archive > Entry New Splash Page 1650 > Choose
picture. Note the image of the SEC building is now shown as
Background on the Lock Screen panel.
Screen Saver Settings
In the Find a setting window type screen saver. Select Change
screen saver. Verify that Screen Saver 3D Text is specified and
Wait is set to 60 minutes. Click the Settings… button. Set Custom
Text: to Mission College. Click OK > OK.
Power Management Settings
In the Find a setting window type power. Select Power & sleep
settings. A Power & Sleep settings panel is presented. Set
Screen When plugged in, turn off after to Never, and set Sleep
When plugged in, PC goes to sleep after Never.
In the Find a setting window type accounts. Select Change your
account picture. Click Browse for one. Click on the image named
1024 2. Click Choose picture. Note under “Your info” and above
“INSTRUCTION” that a picture of the Gilbert center is now
Launch Acrobat, three times
Launch Acrobat Reader from the task bar. A “Welcome to Acrobat
Reader … Start Tour” message box is posted. Close this message box
by clicking the X in the upper right corner. Close and restart
Acrobat Reader and verify that the “Welcome to Acrobat Reader …
Start Tour” message box is no longer posted.
Look on the desktop for an Acrobat Reader shortcut. If it is there
on the desktop then move this shortcut to the recycle bin and then
empty the recycle bin. Please note that it can take as long as 120
seconds for this shortcut icon to appear.
Start Acrobat Reader again. There may be a prompt indicating
updates were installed and to restart the computer. If this
message is posted respond to restart the computer and then log
back in to the Instruction account.
Create Documents folder on (D:) drive
Click to File Explorer > DATA (D:). Right-click DATA (D:).
Select New > Folder. A new folder named New folder is created
on the D: drive. Right click the folder named New folder, select
Rename, and name it My Documents. Below Quick access along the
left of the Data (D:) panel right-click Documents and select
Properties > Location > Move… > Data (D:) > My
Documents > Select Folder > Apply > Yes > OK.
Right-click Documents below Data (D:) and select Send to >
Desktop (create shortcut).
On the desktop right-click Documents – Shortcut > Properties
and verify that Target: is “D:\My Documents”.
Right-click this Documents shortcut and make sure the name is
Documents, and not Documents - Shortcut.
Copy AV Guide folder to desktop
Copy the folder in Local Disk (C:) > Users > ETS > AV
Guide to the desktop.
Position the AV Guide folder in the upper left corner of the
desktop. Position the Documents shortcut directly below the AV
Configure Microsoft Edge browser
Start Microsoft Edge by clicking the icon in the task tray. In the
upper right corner click the three dots > Settings > Start,
home, and new tabs.
Under When Edge starts select the “Open these pages” radio button
> Add a new page. Enter the mission college URL and click Add.
Under Home button enable “Show home button on the toolbar. Select
the radio button next to Enter URL, enter the Mission College URL,
and click Save.
Close and restart Edge and make sure it opens with the Mission
College home page. Click the home icon to the left of the address
bar and make sure the Mission College home page is displayed.
Click the plus sign to open a new tab, click the home button, and
make sure the Mission College home page is displayed.
Click back to Edge > Settings > Profiles > Personal Info.
Disable Save and fill basic info, Automatically fill my info on
sign up forms, and Save and fill custom info.
Under Profiles > Passwords disable Offer to save passwords.
Under Profiles > Payment info disable Save and fill payment
Close Edge and start Firefox.
Firefox should be properly configured and not require changes. The
following steps are to make sure Firefox is correctly configured.
Make sure that the Mission College home page is displayed when
Firefox is started. Click the plus sign to open a new browser tab
and click the home button to the left of the address line. Make
sure the Mission College home page is displayed.
Close Firefox and start Chrome.
Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome page
and select settings. Enlarge the display so it fills the entire
screen. This makes a list of Settings choices visible along the
left side of the page. Click Appearance and enable Show home
button. Select the radio button next to Enter custom web address
and type in the Mission College home page URL.
Click On Startup > Open a specific page or set of pages >
Add new page. Enter the Mission College home page URL and click
Close Chrome and then start it. Make sure the Mission College home
page is shown. Open a new tab, click the home button, and make
sure the Mission College home page is shown.
Close Chrome and start Brave.
Click the three dashes in the upper right corner of the Brave
window. Select Settings > Get started. Click the radio button
next to On Startup Open a specific page or set of pages > Add A
new page. Enter the Mission College home page URL and click Add.
Click Appearance > Show home button and enable this option.
Click the radio button next to Enter custom web address and enter
the Mission College home page URL.
Click New Tab Page and select New tab page shows Homepage.
Close and restart Brave. Make sure the Mission College home page
is displayed. Click the plus sign to open a new browser tab and
make sure the Mission College home page is displayed. Click the
home icon to the left of the address line and make sure the
Mission College home page is displayed.
Configure Broadcast Information
Broadcast information is an informational broadcast sent to every
IPC on campus. It displays information on the Windows Desktop
naming the daily Administrator-On-Duty and phone numbers to call
in case of an emergency. It is vital that this feature is enabled,
tested, and working.
First, click to C:\ > Users > ETS > autoBGinfo >
BGIfor Installer Parker. Right-click the install WIndows Batch
File in this folder and select Run as administrator. The program
runs very quickly.
Next, click to C:\ > Users > ETS >
autoBGinfo. Right click the BGInforAutoUpdate Windows Batch File
and select Run as Administrator. If things work correctly this
will cause a broadcast message to appear on the Windows Desktop of
the Main Display. This indicates that Broadcast Information is
To make the broadcast remain permanently in effect follow these
- Tap the Windows symbol and the letter R. A Run
command panel is displayed.
- Enter shell:startup. An File Explorer panel to
the path C:\ > Users > Instruction > AppData >
Roaming > Microsoft > Windows > Start Menu >
Programs > Startup is presented. If there is a file named
BGInfoAutoUpdate - Shortcut in this window then delete it.
- Open a separate File Explorer window and click
to C:\ > Users > ETS > autoBGinfo. In this window
right-click the BGInforAutoUpdate Application file and select
Sejdmt0m> Desktop (create shortcut). Be sure to select the
Application (.exe) file and not the Windows Batch (.bat) file.
Note the result of this is a shortcut on the Windows Desktop
named BGAutoUpdate - Shortcut on the Windows Desktop.
- Drag this shortcut into the C:\ > Users
> Instruction > AppData > Roaming > Microsoft >
Windows > Start Menu > Programs > Startup window.
- Close all File Explorer windows, reboot the
computer, and log back into the Instruction account. There
should be a broadcast message in the upper right corner of the
Main Display Screen, in green letters, that starts with
message text "Notice from ETS:" that names the
Administrator-on-Duty and shows phone numbers to call in case
of an emergency. Make sure this works and if it does not get
help and fix it.
Do this only on the student and instructor PCs in SEC 204,
220, and 230
Click the desktop icon to start SolidWorks 2022. It normally takes
15 to 18 minutes to start. Make sure SolidWorks completes
initialization and does not post any errors about invalid license,
SQL database not found, invalid account name, or incorrect
Exit Solidworks by clicking File > Exit.
Start SolidWorks Electrical
Do this only on the student and instructor PCs in SEC 204, 220,
Click the SolidWorks application icon to start
SolidWorksElectrical. It normally takes 3 - 5 minutes to start.
Make sure SolidWorks Electrical does not post any errors
indicating Unable to Connect to the SQL Server or Cannot connect
to the database.
If there are errors there are four items to inspect, verify, and
Click to C:\ > Windows > System32 > drivers > etc and
open file hosts with an editor. There must be the following line
in this file:
From Solidworks Electrical click Tools > Application
Settings > Databases. Server name, User name, and Password are
specified on this panel. If you do not know what the correct
values are for these three parameters then ask Robert Guest or
Patrick Ly in IT.
Exit Solidworks Electrical by clicking Solidworks > File >
Arrange task bar icons
Do this only on the student and instructor PCs in SEC 220
On the task bar, make sure the following application items are
present on the task bar and are from left to right are arranged in
the following order:
- Microsoft Edge
- File Explorer
- Power Point
- Python 3.1.1 64-bit
- Apache NetBeans
- Android Studio
- Arduino IDE
- Anaconda Navigator 3
- Node JS
- Snipping Tool
- Acrobat Reader
- Visual Studio
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
Make sure there are desktop icons for Solidworks 2022, AutoCAD,
Start and stop AutoCAD and Matlab. Make sure these packages fully
initialize without error and do not post any errors or warnings
about invalid license.
Run Windows Update
Click Search > Windows Update Settings > Check for updates
and install any and all available updates. The image created for
the Instructor PCs is usually new and current and it is not likely
there will be many updates.
Disable Windows Update
After Windows is updated in the previous step of this procedure,
click to C:\ > Users > ETS > BasicUpdatePack. Right click
the disable windows update Windows Batch file and select Run as
administrator. This script will run in one to three seconds and
does not post any messages.
Click the speaker symbol at the right end of the task tray. Set
the volume slider to 15. Click the up arrow and select Extron HDMI
(Intel(R) Display Audio). Open a browser window, click to You Tube
or some other music source, and play music. Make sure the sound is
coming from speakers on the classroom wall at the front of the
room above the white board.
Set boot time to 3 seconds
Click search, type in msconfig, and select System Configuration. A
System Configuration panel is displayed. Click the Boot tab, set
Timeout: to 3 seconds, and click Apply. Click the Services tab and
make sure that Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service is not selected.
Inspect Task Scheduler
Click to Search > Task Scheduler and click on Task Scheduler.
The Task Scheduler App is displayed. Click on Task Scheduler
Library. Right click the Adobe Acrobat name and select Delete.
Click Yes at the delete confirmation prompt. Look at the list of
tasks and make sure there are only five tasks:
2. Disable Windows Update V3
Close Task Scheduler.
Click to This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Users > ETS >
BasicUpdatePack. Right click clear cache and select Run as
Administrator. Right click clear secure credentials and select Run
Install EAZ Fix Software
Click Search > EAZ and click on EAZ Fix Software > Eazy Fix
v11A. Right click x64 and select Run as administrator to start the
installation process. Click Yes at the confirmation prompt. Click
OK at the Language Selection prompt. Click Next > Next >
Unattended Setup > Next. The install will run and then restart
the computer. Log back in to the Instruction account after the
computer has restarted.
Delete all icons and folders on the desktop except for Documents –
Shortcut, AV Guide folder, and the Recycle Bin.
Click to Local Disk (C:) > Users > ETS and delete the QC
Empty the Recycle Bin
Click search > Shield and click on Eazy Fix App. Log in to the
administrator account using the administrator password.
Click to Task Scheduler and make sure a Rollback task is present
and if not then create one.
Click to Snapshots > New Snapshot. Name the snapshot
Deploymmddyyii where mmddyy is the current date and ii are your
initials. Make sure that both Lock the snapshot … and Flush disk
cache … options are selected. Click Next > Finish.
Restart and watch for errors
Restart the computer twice and power off/on two times. Look for
error messages and if any are seen take pictures and inform
Close Eazy Fix and shut down the computer. You are done, thank