Swapped out two old 740s running XP for two new 7010s running 7 Professional (32 bit) and some Dell 1913b monitors.
Unboxed them and found that they came with VGA cables and a pair of cables that run display port/DVI, and DVI/DVI.
I opened up the instructions found here: https://www.lds.org/callings/melchizedek-priesthood/records-and-technology-support/new-clerk-computer?lang=eng
(I created a directory I called MLS on the thumb drive just for convenience)
1a. Logged into MLS and ran a backup (saving it into the \MLS\ folder on the USB drive)
1b. Moved the dozens of files/folders from the desktop into \My Documents\ and deleted all of the shortcuts (which wouldn't work on the new system)
1c. Copied C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\LDS Church (the entire directory) onto the thumb drive (into the \MLS\ directory above, again, just for convenience)
2b. Was not prompted.
2h-i-j. Not prompted.
4b. Not prompted.
4d. Bing not installed.
So at this point I did the following:
* Set the time zone and did a time sync to the internet.
* Opened MSIE (which came loaded as version 8) and ignored the prompts to update. Set the default page to http://www.lds.org
* Downloaded Chrome and installed.
* Set Chrome to the default browser and set the homepage to http://www.lds.org
* Visited www.java.com and updated the machine's java engine.
* Ran Windows Update which is apparently pulling from a church-specific source and loads the TEM hook. I'm guessing that TEM will take care of all of the many, many, many missing updates and patches that Windows 7 should have.
* Visited clerksupport.lds.org and downloaded the following applications: (some aren't downloaded from lds.org but come from their own servers)
. Adobe Reader (version XI for anybody watching)
. Adobe Flash (needed for MSIE as it comes native in Chrome)
. LibreOffice 4
I also prefer pdfRedirect by far over the cutePDF app recommended for all kinds of reasons. Download the free version from exp-systems.com ("Completely Free: even for commercial use.") - easiest pdf driver I've ever used. Ask if you want details.
Ran everything, more or less without event though the Sophos install took 15-20 minutes to download all of the components and whatnot. Reboot (more than once, actually).
* Copied all of the files from the flash drive onto the new machine. Left a shortcut to the MLS training website on the desktop.
* Run the MLS installer but did NOT run MLS yet.
* Copied the \LDS Church\ folder into c:\ProgramData\ on the new machine.
* NOW I opened MLS.
* Restored the data from the backup file on the USB drive. It ran fine on one machine, threw a generic, fatal error on the other.
* On the failing machine I went into the ProgramData\LDS Church folder and dug through until I found the data directory under the unit-specific folder (I don't have the full path at my fingertips right now) and renamed that one folder to data_old. I re-ran MLS and it acted as a new installation but kept the security token from the old unit. Once in MLS I restored the backup file again and this time it loaded without error.
* MLS send/receive. No problems.
* Since I had placed the PCs with the CPUs vertically and expect the clerks at some point to put them flat I taped a warning note to the top of the machine to make sure that if/when they do they won't place the monitor is such a way that it blocks the vent holes which are oddly enough on the top of the CPU box.
Discussions around using and interfacing with the Church MLS program.
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aclawson wrote:* Visited http://www.java.com and updated the machine's java engine.
Personally, I'd uninstall it, unless it's needed by LibreOffice 4.
MLS installs it's own copy of Java. Java has become a security nightmare with two zero-day exploits in a short about of time. Homeland security recommends uninstalling it.
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