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Configuring Windows settings for the IAG virtual machine

Updated: February 10, 2010

Applies To: Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)

The first time you start the IAG virtual machine, the Windows® Mini-Setup wizard starts automatically.

The Windows Mini-Setup wizard starts the first time a computer starts from a hard disk that has been duplicated. The wizard gathers any information that is needed for the newly duplicated hard disk.

For the IAG virtual machine to be usable, you must configure Windows settings by using the Windows Mini-Setup wizard.

To efficiently configure Windows settings, make sure that you have the following information.

 

Parameter Description

Computer name

This is the computer name to be used for the appliance. Make sure that the name is not already in use on the network. It should be 15 characters or less, and it should contain only letters and numbers.

Administrator password

During setup, you specify an administrator password for the appliance.

noteNote:
The password must conform with security requirements; it must have at least eight characters that are a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !, $, #, %).

Product key (trial software only)

Obtained during download of trial software. For details, see Downloading the VHD for IAG with SP2.

If you are installing a trial version of the IAG virtual machine, as part of the configuration process, you are required to activate your copy of Windows with Microsoft. In order to activate Windows over the Internet, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DCHP) has to be used on the internal virtual network that you defined in Creating virtual networks and binding them to the IAG virtual machine adapters, and you must use one of the following IP address ranges:

  • 10.0.0.0 through 10.255.255.255

  • 172.16.0.0 through 172.31.255.255

  • 192.168.0.0 through 192.168.255.255

In cases where DHCP is not used or where DHCP is used with a different IP address range, you need to telephone a customer service representative in order to activate Windows.

To configure Windows settings

  1. On the Welcome to the Windows Setup Wizard page, click Next.

  2. If required, on the Your Product Key page type the product key and then click Next.

  3. On the Computer Name and Administrator Password page, do the following, and then click Next:

    1. In the Computer name box, type the computer name you recorded.

    2. In the Administrator password box, type the administrator password you recorded.

    3. In the Confirm password box, type the administrator password again.

    The appliance performs some final tasks and then automatically restarts.

  4. Restart the virtual machine, log on with the administrator password you specified, and then do one of the following:

    • If you are installing a volume license virtual machine, proceed to step 8 of this procedure.

    • If you are installing a trial software version of the virtual machine, proceed to step 5 of this procedure.

  5. On the Windows Product Activation dialog box, click the Yes button, and then on the Let's activate Windows dialog box, select one of the following options for activating Windows:

    • To activate Windows over the Internet, click Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now, and then click the Next button. Proceed to step 6 of this procedure.

    • If you cannot activate Windows over the Internet, click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, click the Next button, and then follow the instructions to activate Windows. After Windows activation is complete, proceed to step 8 of this procedure

  6. On the Register with Microsoft? dialog box, select whether to register your copy of Windows with Microsoft during activation, and then click the Next button.

  7. On the Configure your network settings dialog box, select the option that is relevant to your Internet connection, and then, if required, enter the address and port number of the proxy server. Click the Next button, and then on the Thank You! dialog box, click the OK button.

  8. A script runs to initialize the IAG virtual machine. This may take a few minutes.

    You do not need to take any action; the initialization continues. The setup script continues in order to complete the server hardening and ISA Server configuration. When the script completes, the virtual machine restarts.

 
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