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QuickCAST Server Refrubishment Module

This article details the QuickCAST Server Refurbishment process. This article assumes you have already created the WinPE bootable media and installed the Refurbishment patch as described in your provisioning email.

When PXE booting a UUT(unit under test), you will notice a new menu option labeled Windows PE mode as shown in the image below.

Selecting this option will deploy the WinPE mode.

Once initialization is complete, the menu will load.

1. QuickCAST Server connection status

This color coded box displays QuickCAST Server connection status.

Green: Communication detected

Red: No Communication

 

2. Mapped Drives status

This color coded box displays Mapped Drive(s) status.

Green: Mapped drives available and will display the drive letter(s).

Red: No mapped drives established.

 

3. Performance CPU

This color coded box displays CPU Performance rating.

Green: CPU performance is good.

Red: CPU performance is below 1 GHz. It is suggested to install the AC power adapter to enable Intel speedstep if available.

 

4. Internet Access

This color coded box displays Internet access status.

Green: Internet access is available

Red: Internet access is not available

 

5. Total Fixed Drives

This color coded box displays total number of fixed drives detected.

Green: One or more drives detected. Total number will be shown.

Red: No drives detected.

 

6. Performance Disk

This color coded box displays Disk Performance status.

Green: NVMe, SSD, or High Speed Disk detected

Red: No high speed disks detected.

 

7. Battery

This color coded box displays Battery wear level status.

Green: Battery Wear Level / Battery Health is good.

Red: Battery Health is bad.

 

8. Primary HDD Drive

This color coded box displays HDD drive space status.

Green: Substantial disk space is available.

Red/Orange: Substantial disk space is not available.

 

9. Performance Memory

This color coded box displays Memory performance status.

Green: 4GB or more memory detected

Red/Orange: Less than 4GB or more memory detected. Test activity may be significantly reduced.

 

10. System Info

This color coded box displays System Information / Identification.

Vendor, model and system serial number will be displayed for branded systems.

If Windows product key is detected, it will be shown in teal. Double clicking the product ey will automatically copy to the clipboard for later pasting into Windows Installation prompt.

 

11. Automated Scripting

This menu function will provide a new submenu that performs automated scripting items.

 

 

12. Hardware Diagnostics

This menu function will provide a new submenu that performs automated hardware testing and diagnostics.

 

 13. Windows Installation

This menu function will provide a new submenu for Windows installation.

  

14. HDD Erase

This menu function will launch the HDD Erase function.

 

Automated Scripting

The Automated scripting is the primary use for refurbishers as it provides 4 options specifically designed for PC Refurbishing.

a) R2 Script for Laptops

This scripting option will automatically perform a test script for Laptop form factors. At the completion of the test session, a report will be saved back to the QuickCAST Server. If you've installed the AUTO ERASURE patch, all disks detected will automatically be permanently erased. An erasure report will also automatically save back tot he QuickCAST Server.

 

b) R2 Script for Desktop / Servers

This scripting option will automatically perform a test script for Desktop & Server form factors. At the completion of the test session, a report will be saved back to the QuickCAST Server. If you've installed the AUTO ERASURE patch, all disks detected will automatically be permanently erased. An erasure report will also automatically save back tot he QuickCAST Server.

 

c) System Discovery

This scripting option will automatically perform a system discovery only and collect asset information and save to the QuickCAST Server. If you've installed the AUTO ERASURE patch, all disks detected will automatically be permanently erased. An erasure report will also automatically save back tot he QuickCAST Server.

 

d) Permanent Disk Erasure

This scripting option will automatically perform a HDD erase on all drives detected.

 

Hardware Diagnostic

Hardware Diagnostics will provide a scripting menu which the user simply selects a script to run.

If you've installed the AUTO ERASURE patch, all disks detected will automatically be permanently erased. An erasure report will also automatically save back tot he QuickCAST Server.

 

Windows OS Installation

The Windows installation function will provide a submenu to select various flavors of Windows OS to install. Simply select the Windows edition and architecture and setup will immediately begin.

Don't forget to double click the product key (if available) for easy copy and pasting.

 

Permanent Disk Erasure

The permanent disk erase function will display all detected drives and prompt for selection to erase and which pattern to use.

Warning! All data will be permanently lost and deleted!

 

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