V2201 Series Windows Software
User’s Manual
Edition 1.0, November 2015
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V2201 Series Windows Software
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
1.
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Software Components ......................................................................................................................... 1-1
2.
System Initialization ......................................................................................................................... 2-1
Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 2-2
Initializing User Settings ...................................................................................................................... 2-2
3.
Configuring the Serial Interface ........................................................................................................ 3-1
Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Configuring the Serial Interface Mode.................................................................................................... 3-2
4.
Enabling Embedded Filters ................................................................................................................ 4-1
Enhanced Write Filter .......................................................................................................................... 4-2
Overview .................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Enabling Enhanced Write Filter ...................................................................................................... 4-3
Committing Data and/or Disabling EWF .......................................................................................... 4-5
File-Based Write Filter ......................................................................................................................... 4-6
Configuring File-Based Write Filter ................................................................................................. 4-7
Excluding Files from FBWF Protection ............................................................................................. 4-9
Managing Temporary Files Cached in the Overlay .......................................................................... 4-10
5.
Examples........................................................................................................................................... 5-1
Serial Interface .................................................................................................................................. 5-2
Digital Input/Output ............................................................................................................................ 5-3
Watchdog .......................................................................................................................................... 5-5
LED................................................................................................................................................... 5-5
Power Control .................................................................................................................................... 5-7
Power Reset ....................................................................................................................................... 5-8
6.
Module Card ...................................................................................................................................... 6-1
Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 6-2
Installing the Cellular Module Driver for the MC-9090, MC-7304, and MC-7354 .......................................... 6-2
Installing the Cellular Module Dial Utility ................................................................................................ 6-4
Cellular Module Configuration ............................................................................................................... 6-6
Installing the WiFi Module Driver for the WPEA-252NI ............................................................................. 6-7
WiFi Module Configuration ................................................................................................................... 6-9
Choosing the Gateway when WiFi and Cellular are Connected at the Same Time ....................................... 6-11
7.
System Recovery ............................................................................................................................... 7-1
Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 7-2
Setting Up the Recovery Environment ................................................................................................... 7-2
Setting Up a Factory Default Recovery Image......................................................................................... 7-2
Step 1: Preparing the USB drive .................................................................................................... 7-2
Step 2: Set the BIOS to Boot via USB ............................................................................................ 7-4
Step 3: Performing a System Recovery .......................................................................................... 7-6
Step 4: Resetting the BIOS ........................................................................................................ 7-12
Creating a Custom System Image ....................................................................................................... 7-14
8.
Proactive Monitoring ......................................................................................................................... 8-1
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1.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Moxa V2201 panel computer running the Windows 7 Embedded operating system.
The Windows 7 Embedded OS provides a simple and familiar development environment for a variety of
industrial applications.
Software Components
The following software components of the Windows Embedded Standard 7 OS come pre-installed on the V2201
computer.
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Core OS:
• 64-bit supported
• Remote Client
• Remote Procedure Call
Applications and Services Development:
• Remote Desktop Protocol 7.1
• COM OLE Application Support
• COM+ Application Support
• MSMQ
Internet Services:
• Internet Explorer 8
• IIS 7.0
File Systems and Data Storage:
• Windows Data Access Components
• Windows Backup and Restore
Diagnostics:
• Common Diagnostic Tools
• Problem Reports and Solutions
Fonts: Western, Middle Eastern, South East Asian, and South Asian Fonts
Graphics and Multimedia:
• MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codecs (MP3)
• MPEG4 Decoders
• DirectX and Windows Device Experience
Management:
• Group Policy Management
• Windows Management Instrument (WMI)
• Windows Update
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Networking:
• Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
• Internet Authentication Service
• Telnet Server
• Bluetooth
• Domain Services
• Network Access Protection
• Network and Sharing Center
• Quality of Service
• Remote Access Service (RAS)
• Telephony API Client
• Windows Firewall
• Wireless Networking
Security:
• Credential Roaming Service
• Credentials and Certificate Management
• Windows Authorization Manager (AZMAN)
• Windows Security Center
• Active Directory Rights Management
• Security Base
• Encrypted File System (EFS)
Embedded Features:
• Enhanced Write Filter (EWF)
• File-Based Write Filter (FBWF)
• Registry Filter
• WSDAPI for .NET
Embedded Self-Health Diagnostic Software: Moxa Proactive Monitoring & Moxa SmartRecovery
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System Initialization
In this chapter, we describe how to initialize the system settings on the V2201 embedded computer when
booting up for the first time.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Overview
 Initializing User Settings
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System Initialization
Overview
Similar to using a laptop computer for the first time, you need to specify a user name and create a user account
to start using the V2201 embedded computer. Follow the procedure described in the next section.
NOTE
If you perform a system recovery on the V2201 embedded computer, the system automatically resets to the
factory defaults. You must initialize the user settings again.
Initializing User Settings
1. When you turn on the embedded computer for the first time, enter a user name for the computer.
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2. Type a password and retype the password to confirm.
You may also type a password hint that you can refer to if you forget your password. If you do not want to
set a password, leave all three fields blank. Click Next to continue.
3. Select a Windows update option.
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4. Select the computer’s current location.
Windows automatically applies the appropriate network settings based on the type of network you select.
5. When the Windows desktop screen appears, you can start using your V2201 embedded computer.
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Configuring the Serial Interface
This chapter describes how to configure the serial interface on the V2201 embedded computer.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Overview
 Configuring the Serial Interface Mode
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Configuring the Serial Interface
Overview
The V2201 supports the following serial modes: RS-232, RS-485-2-wire and RS-422/485-4-wire. These
modes can be configured on COM1 and COM2.
Configuring the Serial Interface Mode
Complete the following steps to configure the serial interface mode:
1. From the Start menu, Click All Programs  Moxa  mxSetSerialInterface.
2. Select the port you would like to configure from the Port drop-down box
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3. Select the serial interface mode for the port from the Mode drop-down box
4. Click OK.
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Enabling Embedded Filters
In this chapter, we describe how to enable the V2201’s embedded filters.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Enhanced Write Filter
 Overview
 Enabling Enhanced Write Filter
 Committing Data and/or Disabling EWF
 File-Based Write Filter
 Configuring File-Based Write Filter
 Excluding Files from FBWF Protection
 Managing Temporary Files Cached in the Overlay
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Enhanced Write Filter
Overview
Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) enables you to protect a volume from unauthorized writes by making the main
operating system (OS) drive a write-protected volume, effectively making the system a read-only system for
most users. This provides much stronger protection against malicious computer attacks (such as trojans,
worms, and viruses).
Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) allows Windows 7 users to protect data on their storage drive from permanent
changes of any sort, at the lowest level of hardware protection available: the bit level. EWF allows the OS to
boot from the hard disk, but protects the system by creating a virtual file system called an overlay. All writes
to an EWF-protected volume (the hard disk in the following figure) are only recorded on this virtual overlay
(the EWF Volume in the following figure), which is stored independently in random access memory (RAM).
Because EWF does not write data directly to the hard disk but instead only records system writes to this virtual
RAM overlay, any data that is “written” during system operation will disappear upon the next re-boot. This
approach allows the system to operate as if it is writeable when in reality all OS and user-space file systems are
stored in a permanent, read-only state.
If required, data written to the overlay can be committed to the protected volume, but this requires additional
setup and permissions that can only be granted by the administrator.
The following figure shows an overview of the EWF structure.
For more detailed information about EWF configuration and usage, refer to the following resources:
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Visit Microsoft’s EWF Volume Configuration help pages.
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See Microsoft’s EWF overview on the official Microsoft EWF help pages.
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See Microsoft’s detailed description of EWF modes on the EWF help pages.
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See Microsoft’s detailed description of the EWF API.
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For EWF commands, refer to the MSDN web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms940853%28v=winembedded.5%29.aspx
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Enabling Enhanced Write Filter
Follow these steps to enable Enhanced Write Filter:
1. To open EWF, double-click the padlock icon in the system tray.
You may need to show hidden icons in the system tray.
2. In the Volume Information area, select the partition you want to enable write-protection on and click
Configure….
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3. The Configuration dialog box appears. Select Enable from the Pending command drop-down list and click
OK.
4. Reboot the system.
5. Log into the system and verify that the padlock icon in the system tray indicates that the drive volume is
locked with EWF.
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Committing Data and/or Disabling EWF
Perform the following steps to write (or commit) data to an EWF-enabled drive.
NOTE
You must have administrator privileges to commit data to the drive.
1. Double-click the padlocked drive in the system tray.
You may need to show hidden icons in the system tray.
2. In the Enhanced Write Filter: Overview dialog box, select the drive you want to configure and click
Configure.
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3. In the Enhanced Write Filter Configuration screen, select a drive volume; then, select an option from the
Pending Command drop-down list:
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No Command
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Disable: Disables EWF on the selected drive. The system automatically reboots if you select this
option.
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Commit: Writes all current system changes to the hard drive.
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Commit and Disable Live: Writes all current data and changes to the system, and also turns off EWF
on the selected drive (so that all future data and system changes will also be committed to the drive).
The system does not automatically reboot if you select this option.
NOTE
For detailed information, go to the Microsoft website at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff794092(v=winembedded.60).aspx.
File-Based Write Filter
This section describes how to use the File-Based Writer Filter (FBWF). Note that when Enhanced Writer Filter is
enabled, the File-Based Writer Filter function will not work.
According to Microsoft:
“File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) allows the Windows Embedded platform to maintain the appearance of read
and write access on write-sensitive or read-only storage. FBWF makes read and write access transparent to
applications.
Writing to storage media may be undesirable or impossible in embedded devices. FBWF redirects all writes
targeted for protected volumes to a RAM cache called an overlay. Used in this context, an overlay is similar to
a transparency overlay on an overhead projector. Any change made to the overlay affects the picture as seen
in the aggregate, but if the overlay is removed, the underlying picture remains unchanged.”
FBWF supports an advanced ESF feature, which allows users to specify which directory to write data to. The
default directory is c:\temp. The advanced feature allows you can read/write data to disk without committing
an action.
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Configuring File-Based Write Filter
Complete the following steps to enable the File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) feature. Although you can enable
FBWF and EWF on the same computer, FBWF does not protect a volume that is already protected by EWF.
Similarly, EWF does not protect a volume that is already protected by FBWF.
NOTE
Before using FBWF, make sure that you disable EWF.
1. Double-click the padlock icon in the system tray.
You may need to show hidden icons in the system tray.
NOTE
When disabled, the EWF and FBWF icons in the system tray look the same. To verify that you have opened the
correct writer filter program, check the screen title.
2. In the File Based Writer Filter: Overview screen, click Configure.
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3. To enable FBWF protection on a storage drive, perform the following actions:
a. Select Filter state enabled and Cache pre-allocation enabled.
b. In the Volume Configuration area, select the storage drive you want to protect and click Protect.
c. Click Apply or OK.
NOTE
To minimize memory usage on the overlay cache, select Cache compression enabled. However, cache
compression decreases performance when accessing protected volumes.
Select Cache pre-allocation enable to set the memory space available for the overlay cache when the
system starts up, instead of adjusting it as needed.
You cannot enable cache pre-allocation and cache compression at the same time.
The cache threshold field sets the amount of memory that can be used by the write filter for the overlay
cache. The default value and size limits for the overlay cache vary depending on the operating system.
4. Reboot the system.
5. Log into the system and verify that the padlock icon in the system tray displays a number and indicates that
FBWF is enabled on a drive. The following figure shows an example.
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Excluding Files from FBWF Protection
1. Double-click the FBWF icon in the system tray.
You may need to show hidden icons in the system tray.
2. In the File Based Write Filter: Overview window, click Configure.
3. Click the Exclusion List tab and configure the following fields:
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Volume name – Select a drive volume from the drop-down list.
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Add path – click the ellipsis (…) button to select a directory or file you want to exclude from FBWF
protection; then click the + button. The system displays the selected directory or file in the Path table.
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4. Click the Cache Content tab and click Apply and OK
5. Reboot the system to make the changes take effect.
Managing Temporary Files Cached in the Overlay
1. On the Cached Content tab, you will see all the files currently cached in the RAM overlay. Three commands
are available:
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Commit: Save a file from the cache to permanent storage, delete the file from the overlay, and
overwrite the original file.
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Restore: Return the file to its original state, remove the file from the overlay cache and discard the
changes that added the file to the cache.
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Add to exclusion list: Adds the file to the exclusion list after the next restart. This will delete the file
from the cached overlay and replace the current file in permanent storage with the modified cache file.
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2. The most common usage of the Cache Content filter will likely be to permanently write content to the hard
drive. To do this, select the file you wish to write to permanent memory and click on the commit button.
This will delete the file from the cached overlay and replace the current file in permanent storage with the
modified cache file.
Keep in mind that committing a configuration or application file will permanently alter the setup and/or
performance of the application or system.
For more details about FBWF configuration and usage, refer to the Microsoft help file that came with your
computer, or go to the following websites:
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Microsoft’s FBWF Installation and Configuration help pages.
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Microsoft’s FBWF overview on the official Microsoft FBWF help pages.
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Microsoft’s detailed description of FBWF features on the FBWF help pages.
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Microsoft’s detailed description of the FBWF API.
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Examples
This chapter provides examples to illustrate how to use the V2201 computer for a variety of applications.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Serial Interface
 Digital Input/Output
 Watchdog
 LED
 Power Control
 Power Reset
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Examples
Serial Interface
1. Copy the following files from the software CD/DVD to a folder on the V2201.
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mxsp.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxsp\x64\
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sysinfo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxsp\x64\
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sysinfo.sys: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxsp\x64\
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sysinfoX64.sys: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxsp\x64\
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mxGeneralIo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\MxGeneralIo\x64\
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UartMode.exe: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\Release\x64\
2. Execute UartMode.exe.
3. Type 2 to set the serial interface, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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4. Type 1 to display the current serial interface settings.
Digital Input/Output
1. Copy the following files from the software CD/DVD to a folder on the V2201.
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mxdgio.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxdgio\x64\
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mxGeneralIo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\MxGeneralIo\x64\
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DIO.exe: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\Release\x64\
2. Execute DIO.exe.
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3. Type 4 to display the current DI and DO values.
4. Type 3 to set the DOUT port number, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
5. Type 4 to check if the port value was set correctly.
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Watchdog
1. Copy the following files from the software CD/DVD to a folder on the V2201.
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mxdwg.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxdwg\x64\
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mxGeneralIo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\MxGeneralIo\x64\
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Watchdog.exe: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\Release\x64\
2. To prevent the system from rebooting, press [Enter] at least once every 10 seconds; otherwise, the system
will reboot automatically.
3. To stop the watchdog, press q to exit the program
LED
In this section we illustrate how to use the test utility to display and set LED values.
1. Copy the following files from the product software DVD.
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mxgpio.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxgpio\x64\
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mxGeneralIo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\MxGeneralIo\x64\
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LED.exe: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\Release\x64\
2. Execute LED.exe.
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3. Type 1 to display the current LED value.
4. Type 2 and follow the on-screen instruction to set the LED value.
When you set the LED value to 0, the LEDs turn off.
When you set the LED value to 1, the LEDs turn on.
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Power Control
In this section, we illustrate how to use the test utility to control power through the mini-PCIE interface.
1. Copy the following files from the product software DVD.
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mxgpio.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxgpio\x64\
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mxGeneralIo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\MxGeneralIo\x64\
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PwrExample.exe: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\Release\x64\
2. Execute PwrExample.exe.
3. Type 1 to display the current power status.
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4. Type 2 and follow the on-screen instructions to set the power value.
When you set the power value to 0, the power turns off.
When you set the power value to 1, the power turns on.
Power Reset
In this section, we illustrate how to use the test utility to reset the power through the mini-PCIE interface.
1. Copy the following files from the product software DVD.
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mxgpio.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\mxgpio\x64\
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mxGeneralIo.dll: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\3.lib\MxGeneralIo\x64\
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RstExample.exe: \examples\V2201-W7E-example\Release\x64\
2. Execute RstExample.exe.
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3. Type 1 to display the current power reset status
4. Type 2 and follow the on-screen instructions to set the reset pin.
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Module Card
In this chapter we discuss installation and usage of the software utility.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Overview
 Installing the Cellular Module Driver for the MC-9090, MC-7304, and MC-7354
 Installing the Cellular Module Dial Utility
 Cellular Module Configuration
 Installing the WiFi Module Driver for the WPEA-252NI
 WiFi Module Configuration
 Choosing the Gateway when WiFi and Cellular are Connected at the Same Time
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Module Card
Overview
Moxa provides drivers and utilities for the MC-9090, MC-7304, and MC-7354 cellular modules, and
WPEA-252NI Wi-Fi modules.
Installing the Cellular Module Driver for the
MC-9090, MC-7304, and MC-7354
1. Run Build4208.exe to begin installation and then click Next.
2. Click I Agree to accept the license.
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3. Click Finish to complete installation.
4. The system should locate the new hardware and install the driver automatically. Check Windows Device
Manager to verify.
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Installing the Cellular Module Dial Utility
1. Run \driver\x64\7.Modules\MC-9090\Build4260\Skylight64_Generic.msi to begin installation
and then click Next.
2. Check I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next.
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3. Click Finish to complete the installation.
4. The system should locate the new hardware and install the driver automatically. Check Skylight under
Sierra Wireless to double check.
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Cellular Module Configuration
1. After installing the cellular module driver and utility, if you want to establish a cellular connection, start
Skylight and click Connect.
2. You can verify the cellular connection by pinging the interface once the connection is established.
3. If you want to interrupt the cellular connection, click Disconnect.
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Installing the WiFi Module Driver for the
WPEA-252NI
1. Run \driver\x64\7.Modules\WPEA-252NI\Install_CD\setup.exe to begin the installation.
2. Select which language you would like to use and then click Next.
3. Click Next.
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4. Check I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
5. Click Finish to complete the installation.
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6. The system should locate the new hardware and install the driver automatically. Check Windows Device
Manager to verify.
WiFi Module Configuration
1. After installing the WiFi module driver, select wireless network connection from the taskbar.
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2. Enter the password to connect to the network.
3. You may verify the cellular connection by pinging the interface once the connection is established.
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Choosing the Gateway when WiFi and Cellular
are Connected at the Same Time
1. Open the Start Menu and type cmd in the Start Menu search box.
2. Click cmd from the search results, which should appear directly under Programs.
3. When the Command Prompt window opens, type ipconfig in the command prompt window to display the
IP addresses of the WiFi connection and cellular connection. In the example shown below, the IP address of
the WiFi connection is 192.168.0.6, and the IP address of the cellular connection is 100.73.239.179.
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4. Windows 7 will choose the lowest Metric value for the connection interface if there are several routes with
the same network destination and netmask. In this case, the WiFi interface is the connection interface.
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5. If you want to change to using cellular as the connection interface, just reduce the Metric value of the
cellular interface so that the value is less than the WiFi’s Metric value.
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System Recovery
This chapter describes the system recovery process that you can perform if the system is not functioning
properly.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Overview
 Setting Up the Recovery Environment
 Setting Up a Factory Default Recovery Image
 Step 1: Prepare the USB drive
 Step 2: Setting the BIOS to Boot via USB
 Step 3: How to Perform a System Recovery
 Step 4: Reset the BIOS to its Original State
 Creating a Custom System Image
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System Recovery
Overview
This section describes how to prepare your computer for recovery in the event the system becomes unstable.
You can perform a system recovery using one of the following system images:
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A clean factory default image.
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A user-generated image created from a fully configured, fully set up system.
Before you perform a system recovery, set up the system environment.
Setting Up the Recovery Environment
To set up the recovery environment on a V2201 computer, prepare a USB drive that has at least 4 GB of
memory and a copy of the recovery suite.
The following lists the major steps in the recovery procedure:
1. Copy the recovery programs and system image file on to the USB drive. Set up the drive as a live-drive
system with an ISO image of the boot environment.
2. Reboot the system and configure the BIOS to boot the recovery system from the USB port.
3. An image of the current software system will be created on the USB drive. The recovery environment will
use this image when restoring the system.
4. Reboot the system again and the BIOS is returned to its original state.
Setting Up a Factory Default Recovery Image
Step 1: Preparing the USB drive
1. Load the software DVD that came with your V2201 computer and execute tuxboot-windows-23.exe in
the \recovery\ folder.
2. Select Pre Downloaded and click the ellipsis (…) button to browse the file system and locate the boot
environment’s ISO image.
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3. Navigate to the \recovery\ folder on the software DVD and select the boot environment’s ISO image.
4. Select USB Drive from the Type drop-down list and select the drive letter that corresponds to the USB
drive from the Drive drop-down list. Click OK to copy the boot environment and bootloader to your USB
drive.
5. Click Exit.
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6. From the desktop, copy the directory containing the base OS from the software DVD on to the USB drive.
That is, copy #:\<SoftwareDVD>\recovery\os_image to the partition image directory,
F:\home\partimag\, on the USB drive.
However, if you want to recover from your own system image, back up a system image first. For more
information, refer to the Creating a Custom System Image section.
After Step 1 procedure is complete, proceed to the next section, Step 2: Set the BIOS to Boot via USB.
Step 2: Set the BIOS to Boot via USB
This step shows you how to reset the BIOS so the system can boot directly from the USB port. You must
perform this action before you can continue to configure the system recovery environment.
1. Reboot the system, and, during the POST process, press F2 until you hear a long beep. Click SCU to enter
the BIOS setup menu.
2. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate to the Boot menu.
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3. Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to the Legacy link; then, press [Enter].
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to the Boot Type Order link; then, press [Enter].
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5. Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to the USB link; then, use the plus or minus (+/-) key to move
USB to the top of boot priority list.
6. Press F10 and [Enter] to save and exit the BIOS configuration interface. This sets the system to reboot from
the hard drive.
Step 3: Performing a System Recovery
This step describes how to perform a system recovery. We include this as step 3 of the installation so
administrators can first perform a test run before deploying the system to the field.
To begin the system recovery process, configure the BIOS settings as described in the previous section, Step
2: Set the BIOS to Boot via USB. Then, connect the USB recovery drive to any USB port on the V2201 and
reboot the computer. If you have successfully prepared the USB and BIOS, the computer will boot into the
Clonezilla boot loader from the USB port.
There are 2 kinds of recovery process in Clonezilla: auto mode and expert mode:
•
Select auto mode to complete the recovery task if you want Clonezilla to help you recover the MBR
and expand the image automatically.
•
Select expert mode to see a list of selectable options for completing the recovery task.
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Auto mode:
1. Select the clonezilla live restore disk(auto Mode) option in the boot loader window to boot the system
in auto mode for system recovery.
2. Wait until the boot process is complete.
NOTE
You can press any key or use CTRL+C to cancel the recovery process and exit Clonezilla.
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3. Choose one of the following options and press Enter to continue:
Select
to
poweroff
power off the system
reboot
reboot the system
cmd
access the console terminal
rerun1,rerun2
restart the entire procedure
Expert mode:
1. Select the clonezilla live restore disk(expert Mode) option in the boot loader window to start the
system in expert mode for system recovery.
2. Press Enter to continue with the system recovery process.
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3. Specify if the restore utility should restore the MBR from an image or not. Type y at the console prompt to
restore from an image and press Enter to continue.
4. Specify if the restore utility should expand the file system during the recovery process. Type y at the
command prompt to decompress the file system during the recovery process.
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5. Press Enter to continue with the system recovery process.
6. Check the system recovery partition details displayed in the console and type y at the command prompt to
confirm the details. Press Enter to continue.
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7. Reconfirm the system recovery partition details by typing y at the command prompt and press Enter to
continue.
8. Specify if the file system should be resized after the recovery process is complete. Type y at the command
prompt to resize the file system and press Enter to continue.
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4. Choose one of the following options and press Enter to continue:
Select
to
poweroff
power off the system
reboot
reboot the system
cmd
access the console terminal
rerun1,rerun2
restart the entire procedure
Step 4: Resetting the BIOS
Reset the boot priority to the factory default settings to allow the system to boot from the main system storage
drive. This is done for two reasons:
•
The first reason is for security, since the computer will not be able to be rebooted from unauthorized USB
drives.
•
The second reason is because the computer is able to boot up from a non-bootable USB drive. Currently, if
the V2201 is set to boot from a USB drive, the V2201’s boot process stops anytime you insert a
non-bootable USB data drive into the machine. The V2201 cannot detect USB data drives and boot-capable
OS drives.
Complete the following steps to reset the boot priority setting:
1. Reboot the system, and, during the POST process, press F2 until you hear a long beep. Click SCU to enter
the BIOS setup menu.
2. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate to the Boot menu; then, press [Enter].
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3. Use the up and down arrows to navigate to the Legacy link; then, press [Enter].
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate to the Boot Type Order link; then, press [Enter].
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5. Use the up and down arrows to highlight Hard Disk Drive and use the plus or minus (+/-) key to move
Hard Disk Drive to the top of the boot priority list.
6. Press F10 and [Enter] to save and exit the BIOS configuration interface. This sets the system to reboot, and
the system should now boot from the hard drive.
For more information about initializing user settings, refer to the System Initialization chapter.
Creating a Custom System Image
In this section, we describe the procedure to create a custom backup image for your system. We recommend
that you create and store backup images of your system on a regular basis so that you can restore your system
to the last know good state when your system crashes. The procedure described here will help you save a copy
of your entire system along with the current configuration settings to a USB drive. The backup files are stored
under the \home\partimag\ folder in the USB drive and are overwritten each time you create a backup for
your system.
Prerequisites
Before you proceed with the custom backup, ensure that you have completed the following steps described in
the ‘Setting Up a Factory Default Recovery Image’ section:
Step 1: Preparing the USB drive
Step 2: Set the BIOS to Boot via USB
Auto mode:
1. Select the clonezilla live save disk option in the boot loader window to boot the system in auto mode for
system backup.
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2. Wait until the boot process is complete.
NOTE
You can press any key or use CTRL+C to cancel the backup process and exit Clonezilla.
3. Choose one of the following options and press Enter to continue:
Select
to
poweroff
power off the system
reboot
reboot the system
cmd
access the console terminal
rerun1,rerun2
restart the entire procedure
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4. Power down the system and remove the USB drive.
The system backup process is now complete. The backup image file is located in the
home\partimag\os_image folder of the USB drive. Label the USB drive and store it in a safe place.
Expert mode:
1. Select the clonezilla live save disk(expert Mode) option in the boot loader window to boot the system
in expert mode for system backup.
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2. Wait until the boot process is complete.
NOTE
You can press any key or use CTRL+C to cancel the backup process and exit Clonezilla.
3. Specify if the file system should be resized after the backup process is complete. Type y at the command
prompt to resize the file system and press Enter to continue.
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4. Choose one of the following options and press Enter to continue:
Select
to
poweroff
power off the system
reboot
reboot the system
cmd
access the console terminal
rerun1,rerun2
restart the entire procedure
5. Power down the system and remove the USB drive.
The system backup process is now complete. The backup image file is located in the
home\partimag\os_image folder of the USB drive. Label the USB drive and store it in a safe place.
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Proactive Monitoring
The V2201 series supports the "Moxa Proactive Monitoring" utility. See the "Moxa Proactive Monitoring
Windows Software User's Manual" for details. The manual can be found on the product CD/DVD or downloaded
from Moxa's website. Note that the V2201 does not support hardware relay.