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Image management

Click the “Image” tab.

Add/edit/delete image

Add image

  1. Right click on the image section and click on the “Add image” or click on the “+” button (Figure 1).

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  1. Enter the image name and select the image and click on the “OK” button (Figure 2).

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Edit/delete image

  1. In the same way as adding an image, right click on the image and you can select the action you want i.e. edit and delete (Figure 3).

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Restore point management

  1. Features

When the Image is updated, the system will automatically create a restore point. By using the "restore to last" features, you can restore the Image to a previous restore point, you can fix mistakes, and multiple restores can be restored to its initial state. Using "merge to last", you can merge this operation from the last action, and you can also merge the multiple restore points.

  1. Operations
  1. Right click on the image and click on “Disk restore” (Figure 1).

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  1. Then the disk restore modal will appear where restore points are listed(Figure 2).

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Merge All: Merges all the restore points to the image making a single image.

Merge to Last: Merge the current created restore point. For more details, please refer to "Merge Image".

Restore to Last: Revert to the last restore point.

Merge image

Before merging Image please disable super client and unmount Image. Then:

  1. Go to the Boot page from iCafeCloud CP, click on the “Image” tab respectively. Then,  right click on the image and click on “Disk restore” (Figure 1).

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  1. Then you will have two choices, click on the “Merge to last” which will only merge one restore point at a time or “Merge all” which will merge all the restore points to the main image (Figure 2).

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Important: Once you merge all the recovery points, you will not be able to restore the image to previous restore as the restore points will be deleted after merging.

Note: Please do not merge images while client PCs are online, it may damage the image.

Recover image

  1. Right click on the image and click on “Disk restore” (Figure 1).

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  1. Then the disk restore modal will appear where restore points are listed and click on the “Restore to Last” button(Figure 2).

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Update CCBoot client

  1. Right click on the image you want to update and click on the “Update CCBootClient” (Figure 1).

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  1. Then click on the “Start update” button which will update the client automatically (Figure 2).

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3.Once completed, a prompt with a success message will appear. Close it by clicking the “Ok” button (Figure 3).

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Add NIC drivers to image

Edit NIC drivers

This option permits, enables or disables some NIC drivers on the image. Follow these steps to do it.

  1. Right click on the image; hover on “Add NIC driver to image” and click on “Edit NIC drivers” (Figure 1).

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  1. Uncheck the unwanted NIC drivers and click on the “Ok” button (Figure 2).

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Add from inf

This function is used to add NIC drivers (such as Win7 Realtek NIC drivers) from the INF file  to the image directly, which is more convenient. Download the latest NIC driver from the official NIC vendor site and unzip it on the server.

Note: This method is only suitable for Windows 7 and Windows 10 build 1809 or lower.

Right click on the image; hover on “Add NIC driver to image” and click on “Add from inf” (Figure 1).

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  1. Select the inf file you have and click on the “Select” button (Figure 2).

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  1. Check the drivers needed and click on the “Ok” button (Figure 3).

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  1. Once completed, a prompt with a success message will appear. Close it by clicking the “Ok” button (Figure 4).

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Add from local

Many new PCs have new NIC and will not boot from the image since the image does not have the driver for the new PC NIC’s. So, we just add the NIC drivers and the computers can boot from the image.

Add from local is for adding NIC drivers to the image from the currently using PC.

  1. Attach a hard disk in the PC with Windows installed or install Windows OS in it.

  1. Make sure that you install the latest driver of NIC for the computer from their respective vendor website (Realtek or Intel) .

  1. Optimize the NIC Driver (Server and client network optimization)

  1. Run the CCBootPnP.exe file from the “CCBootClient” folder and click on the “collect Local NIC” (Figure 1).

Note : You can find the CCBootPnP.exe file in “C:\CCBoot\CCBootClient\x64” directory.

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  1. It will create a “Drivers” folder in the  “CCBootClient” folder and copy the “Drivers” folder to the CCBoot server installation folder.

  1. Then right click on the image; hover on “Add NIC driver to image” and click on “Add from local” (Figure 2).

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  1. Then a warning to merge the Local NIC driver will appear, continue with the “Yes” button (Figure 3).

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  1. Lastly, it will automatically add drivers from local and click on the “Ok” button to close the success message prompt (Figure 3).

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Mount/unmount image

This function allows users to mount the image directly from the Server side.

  1. Right click on the image and click on the “Mount image”(Figure 1).

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  1. A warning prompt mount image will appear, continue with the “Yes” button (Figure 2).

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  1. After your changes have been made then you need to unmount your image to save the changes or not save the changes depending on your requirement. To unmount the image, right click on the mounted image, and choose “UnMount Image” from the menu. (Figure 3).

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  1. Then check the “Yes” checkbox to save changes; enter the “Recovery description” and click on the “UnMount” button (Figure 4).

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Note :

  1. Mount/unmount function only supports "VHD" format and does not support mounting of other virtual disk formats.
  2. If you are unable to mount an image, make sure it's booting and working properly.
  3. Once the image has been mounted you won’t be able to super client any client with that image assigned.

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