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Basic settings

You can go to the Boot page from CP; settings tab respectively and click on the “Edit” button for the basic settings (Figure 1).

Figure 1

Start iSCSI: ISCSI service is enabled, and whether or not to provide a virtual disk service.

iSCSI Port: The iSCSI default port is port 3260.

Auto add client: You are allowed to automatically add clients.

Rename in booting : If checked, it allows you to set a custom name for your PC while booting.

Default user template: Configure first all the parameters for a client, as a success or to add client default settings.

Computer name prefix: Set the prefix computer name.

iSCSI Target Name: It's iSCSI target name for iSCSI connection. Keep it with default value. There is no need to change.

Run Batch Command at Client: Setting up a client operating system startup, programs to run automatically, click on the ">>" button to edit it.

Login with domain: Allow clients to Login to domain automatically to specific domain in the box.

Auto Reboot the largest Write-back data client: Reboots the client with largest writeback data when the writeback disk is about to be full.

Save Log to File: If checked, CCBoot stores the log files in the logs folder for a specified number of days.

Auto Check Update: If checked, checks for new versions available for download from our servers.

Boot menu Timeout: The value in seconds for the multi boot scenario. (Figure 2)

Admin Password: set admin password.

Enable client stats: if checked, shows clients stats.

Enable Adult Filter: if checked, it will filter the adult sites.

Figure 2

CCBoot Server Ports

CCBoot uses the following ports - 67 (DHCP), 69 (TFTP), 3260 (iSCSI), 1000 (Image Upload),8001 (Service Control). Please open these ports on the server firewall to make sure the client PC can diskless boot successfully. For CCBoot v3.0, you also need to open port 66. v3.0 using port 66 as DHCP backup. And after v3.0 20130871,CCBoot uses port 4011 instead of port 66 as DHCP backup.

Note: In order to make sure that client's PCs can diskless boot well, please shut down the other DHCP services on the LAN, especially the DHCP service in the router. You can be rest assured that after you disabled other DHCP services on the LAN, it will not affect other computers' connecting to the Internet, because CCBoot will provide DHCP service which could also be used by the computers which boot from HDD.


Set admin password

Why set an admin password?

  1. To lock CCBoot UI.

You can lock the CCBoot UI to prevent unauthorized personnel from making any changes to the settings and configuration of the server and clients. And the admin password is used to unlock it, to make changes by authorized personnel.

  1.  To use "Enable Superclient" and "Disable Superclient" function in CCBoot client.

In recent version, we have made it so that you can enable or disable super client right from the client pc so you don't need to come back to server to save the changes. The admin password is needed to be entered when you click either of the buttons to use the corresponding function, failure to enter the correct password will prevent it.

  1. Upload image to server.

You don't have to allow a client to upload an image, any client can be used to upload an image. But to prevent unauthorized users/personnel from uploading images randomly and filling up the image disk, the admin password prevents the action as the function will not execute without entering the correct password.

Steps to set an Admin Password:

  1. Go to the Boot page from the cp of iCafeCloud, click on the “Settings” tab and “Edit” button respectively (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Set admin password in the “Admin password” field and click on the “Ok” button (Figure 2).

Figure 2

Change admin password for CP login

  1. On the settings page, click the “Employees” tab and click the edit button on staff “Admin” (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Then enter the password in the password section and click the “save” button.


Game fixes

When you install games on the server side, please choose the installation path to the game disk. But some games still write some files on the system disk, so a client-side game will be shown as not installed or required to update. We added a function that can fix some games like games from Epic Launcher, Origin games (Apex, Battlefield V and Battlefield 1) and CoD Mobile (Gameloop launcher).

After games are fixed, you can update games on the server directly.

Note:

 If you download and update games from our IDC, you do not need the game fixes. The games on our IDC are already fixed.

Please follow these steps to enable fixes:

1.Install games and launchers only on game disk.

2. Close all launchers/games (Origin, Origin helper, Epic Launcher etc.) processes using task manager before adding fixes.

3. Go to the “Settings” tab, click on the “game fixes” button (button with joystick icon, Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Click on the “Add” button (Figure 2).

Figure 3

  1. Select the game from the drop down and select the path of the fix and click on the Ok button (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Now the fix will be shown on the list (Figure 4).

Figure 4

Note:

You can delete the fixes just by clicking on the “delete” button on the list.


Hardware profile

  1. Go to the CP, click on “Settings” tab and click on the “Hardware Profile” button (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Click on the “Add” button; fill the hardware profile name, description and click on the “Ok” button (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. Right click on the PC and click on the “Edit pc” option (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Select the hardware profile form the dropdown and click on the “Ok” button(Figure 4).

Figure 4

  1. Enable super client mode in a client PC; boot it and install the graphics and other drivers specific to this client pc specification.

Important: After driver installation is done, you have to restart the client PC once and check if any driver issues.

  1.  If everything is ok then, turn off the client pc.
  2. Lastly, disable super client and save the image.

Notes:

  1. Please keep in mind that since hardware profiles store drivers in separate folders for each profile the boot time for different specs clients will be different and not always the same. Some may take longer than a normal image to boot.

  1.  If after using hardware profile you are experiencing Blue screen issue and driver installing again and again, then we recommend in using separate images for the clients. Also, if you are using Windows 7, then please consider upgrading to Windows 10 as it has better hardware support for new boards and computer specs then on Windows 7.

  1. If your PCs config have similar types of motherboards and Graphics cards like : GTX 750, GTX 1060, GTX 1070 etc. In this case you can try using one image without profiles. So please follow the steps below:
  1. Install Graphics card driver on PC with GTX 750, reboot it and save changes.
  2. Enable super client for any PC with GTX 1060 and turn it on, reboot it once and check if the Graphics card driver is installed, if everything is fine, save changes.
  3. Enable super client for any PC with GTX 1070 and turn it on, reboot it once and check if the Graphics card driver is installed, if everything is fine, save changes.


Import to cloud

Import function is to import config and db files from the non-cloud CCBoot version.

  1. To import the files, click on the “Import to cloud” button (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Then select the files and click on the “Upload” button (Figure 2).

Figure 2

Note :

All the files are located in the “CCBoot” folder from the drive where CCBoot is installed (i.e. .”C:\CCBoot”, C:\CCBoot\cmd)

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