Download a USB stick image from Senstar to the Technician PC - the file will be a zip archive
Create or locate a temporary folder on the Technician PC on a drive with at least 8GB of free space
Extract the zip archive to the temporary folder
Insert a USB flash drive Note: The USB drive will be formatted. All its contents will be lost.
Open Command Prompt as Administrator inside the temporary folder (or cd into the temporary folder)
Browse to the temporary folder in File Explorer
Select File > Open command prompt > Open command prompt as administrator
(where X is the drive letter of the USB drive) Note: This script may take a long time to complete as it will be writing a lot of data to the USB drive.
Eject the USB drive in File Explorer
Select the USB drive
Select Manage > Eject
Load Image onto R-Series NVR
Connect the R-Series server to a network with internet access - an internet connection is needed to obtain a license file
Insert the USB drive into the R-Series server
For PowerEdge servers:
Power-on the server
Select F2 -System Setup
Select System BIOS > Boot Settings
Change Boot Mode to UEFI
Exit System BIOS save changes
Select iDRAC Settings
Select Communications Permissions
Change Pass-through Configuration to USB NIC
New: Check that USB NIC IP Address is 169.254.1.1. Change if needed.
Exit iDRAC Settings save changes
Shut down and power-on the server
Select the F11 - Boot Manager option
Select One-shot UEFI Boot Menu
Select Disk connected to <front/back> USB #: <Disk Make> <Capacity>GB
For OptiPlex servers:
Power-on the server
Press F12 to for Boot Menu
Select the USB drive and press Enter
Wait for WinPE to boot and start running the Setup tool
The Setup tool will automatically prepare and image the system drives
After the Setup tool completes the system will shutdown
Remove the USB drive
New: Make sure the server is still connected to a network with a DHCP server (it does not have to be on the internet at this point but it needs to be able to get an IP address due to a bug with Setup Wizard).
Power-on the R-Series, it will boot into Windows and run part one of it's initialization script.
Wait while the system automatically reboots and runs part two initialization script.
Wait for the initialization script to complete and restart the system a second time.
Open Start > Senstar Symphony > Symphony Client
Open Server Configuration
Login with Username/Password: Admin/Admin
Select tab: Licenses
Verify the number of licenses for Per Camera Licenses is correct