zSpace AIO Windows Configuration Guide

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Configuration guide for new zSpace AIO systems shipped after July 2017.


Document # 770-00053-01 Rev B


Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Windows Configuration

Post Configuration Options

Section 1: Introduction

This guide describes how to configure the zSpace AIO for the first time. Before powering on your zSpace AIO for the first time, follow the steps in the zSpace AIO QuickStart Guide to set up the hardware. You must complete some configuration tasks before you can start using the system. These steps include:

  1. Complete Windows Configuration to create a local Windows account and log on to the
    operating system using the local account.
  2. Optional Post Configuration tasks.
    Important: Do not plug the RJ-45 wired network connection into to your zSpace 300 until the initial configuration is complete. If the network cable is connected, the steps listed here will differ in several ways, and this document does not cover those differences. Once you have completed these initial configuration steps, you may plug in your wired network connection or connect to a wireless network from the desktop of your zSpace AIO system.

Related Documents

For more information about setting up your system, see the zSpace Setup Guides at zSpace.com/setup.

Help and Support

Contact zSpace Customer Support at support.zSpace.com or call 877-977-2231.

Section 2: Windows Configuration

This section describes the initial configuration steps for Windows 10.

Follow the steps shown in the zSpace AIO QuickStart Guide. The first time you login, you need to create a local account to configure Windows 10. After configuration is complete you need to use one of the pre-defined zSpace or Student accounts. The zSpace account is a teacher or administrator level account.

  1. Power on the zSpace 300 and wait for the initial configuration screen.
  2. At the Continue in selected language? prompt, highlight the language you want to use such as English (United States) and click Yes. Installation continues in the chosen language. The installer displays the message Just a moment.
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    • The installer displays messages from Cortana during setup and displays other screens
      and messages while processing. Do not interrupt the process. Wait for the installer to
      prompt you for input.
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  3. At the Let’s start with region. Is this right? prompt, highlight your region (such as United States) and click Yes.
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  4. At the Is this the right keyboard layout? prompt, highlight the keyboard layout you are using and click Yes.
  5. At the Want to add a second keyboard layout? prompt, click Skip.
  6. At the Who’s going to use this PC? prompt, enter your user name and click Next.
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  7. At the Create a super memorable password prompt, click Next.
    Important: Do not enter a password for this account.
  8. At the Make Cortana your personal assistant? prompt, click No.
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    • Windows 10 continues with the installation process. During this time, the system displays the desktop. Wait for the system to finish running background configuration tasks, indicated by the command prompt icon in the taskbar (highlighted in red). Note this takes several minutes.
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  9. Once the restart is complete, the system automatically logs you into the account you created. Sign out of your account. The Windows lock screen displays.
  10. Click anywhere on the lock screen or press Enter to display the login screen.
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  11. From the login screen choose the zSpace account or the Student account depending on your role and environment. Initial setup is complete and you are now logged into the zSpace desktop.
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The customized zSpace environment excludes standard Windows options like Internet Explorer and the Windows store. The operating system automatically opens your zSpace account each time you turn on the computer.

If you have any questions contact zSpace Customer Support at support.zSpace.com or call877-977-2231.

Post Configuration Options

The following post configuration tasks are optional but recommended.

Optional - Set Power Management settings

Power Management settings are what controls when you zSpace goes to sleep. There are separate settings for the display to sleep and hard drive sleep. The default sleep settings for Windows 10 are 10 minutes for the display and 30 minutes for the hard drive.

Unlike a traditional display, the zSpace display wakes from sleep slightly differently. You may not see any on screen notification that the zSpace is coming out of sleep mode. Simply pressing a key on the keyboard or clicking a button on the mouse should wake the zSpace from sleep.

zSpace System Software, when installed, will not allow the zSpace hard drive to sleep when it is running regardless of the Windows settings. The display may still sleep. If any zSpace application, which has tracking, is running, this will prevent the display from going to sleep regardless of the Windows setting.

Optional - Set Chrome as Default Browser

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, navigate to Settings > System > Default apps.
  2. Select Web Browser and choose the Google Chrome Page-9-Image-11.jpg option.
  3. Close the windows opened to complete these steps. Chrome is now the default browser.

Optional – Delete the Local Account

The local account you created to complete the initial configuration process is no longer needed.Complete the following steps to delete that account from the system:

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button (in the lower left corner of the taskbar) and click Computer Management.
  2. Select Local Users and Groups from the Computer Management options.
  3. Select Users from the Name options.
  4. Right-click the local account you created in Windows Configuration Step 6, Select Delete, and select Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
  5. Select OK, when prompted by the warning dialog, to verify the removal of an administrator account. The local account is now removed.
  6. Restart the computer to start using zSpace.
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