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  • Agilent Technologies

    Configure and Maintain Your Agilent ChemStation Computer

    For Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation

  • Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation

    Notices Agilent Technologies, Inc. 2004, 2005-2010

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    Software RevisionThis guide is valid for revision B.04.03 or higher of the Agilent ChemStation software.

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    In This Guide...

    In This Guide...

    Agilent-delivered ChemStation PC Bundle systems are delivered with the supported Windows operating system pre-installed and are configured for optimum ChemStation performance. Non-Agilent PC Bundle systems require some manual configuration changes in order to provide optimum performance. This manual describes how to configure a non-Agilent PC Bundle system.

    1 How to configure Windows XP SP 3 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher

    This chapter identifies and describes all parameters necessary to configure a non-Agilent Windows XP SP 3 system for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher. It also covers important settings like Internet Security.

    2 How to configure Windows Vista SP1 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher

    This chapter identifies and describes all parameters necessary to configure a non-Agilent Windows Vista SP1 system for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher.

    3 How to configure Windows 7 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher

    This chapter identifies and describes all parameters necessary to configure a non-Agilent Windows 7 system for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher.

    4 Security Settings

    This chapter summarizes all security settings for LC/MSD, CE/MSD, LC/MSD Trap, GC 7890A, IO Library Suite 15.5, and Agilent Bootp Service.

    5 Additional Modifications

    These modifications can only be performed using an Administrator user account

  • 4 Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation

    In This Guide...

    6 Maintaining the PCs File System

    To help to optimize the performance of your ChemStation system it is important that you schedule routine maintenance (e.g. deleting unnecessary files). The following instructions should be used as a part of your routine maintenance schedule.

  • Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation 5

    Contents

    Contents

    1 How to configure Windows XP SP 3 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher 7

    Install Windows XP 8Configure Windows XP Settings 9

    2 How to configure Windows Vista SP1 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher 25

    Install Windows Vista 26Configure Windows Vista Settings 27

    3 How to configure Windows 7 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher 45

    Install Windows 7 46Configure Windows 7 Settings 47

    4 Security Settings 67

    Security Settings for LC-MSD and CE-MSD Systems 68Security Settings for LC-MSD Trap Systems 72Security Settings for GC 7890A Systems 77Security Settings for IO Library Suite 15.5 80Security Settings for Systems using Agilent Bootp Service 84

    5 Additional Modifications 85

    Install ChemStation 86Profiles and Group Policies to run ChemStation as PowerUser/User 87

    6 Maintaining the PCs File System 89

    Scanning and Repairing NTFS Volumes 90Defragmenting an NTFS Volume 92Scanning for Viruses 94Cleaning up Left-Over Temporary Files 95Performing Backups 97

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    Contents

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    Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation

    Agilent Technologies

    1How to configure Windows XP SP 3 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher

    Install Windows XP 8

    Configure Windows XP Settings 9

    This chapter identifies and describes all parameters necessary to configure a non-Agilent Windows XP SP 3 system for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher. It also covers important settings like Internet Security.

  • 8 Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation

    1 How to configure Windows XP SP 3 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higherInstall Windows XP

    Install Windows XP

    1 Install Windows XP from recovery CD or Windows XP Professional CD-ROM. During the setup of Windows XP provide the Computer Name, Administrator password and network settings. Select to either join an existing domain or set up the system in workgroup mode.

    2 Check the Windows version by typing winver at the Start > Run command prompt: If necessary, install Service Pack 3 for XP. Ignore the option to archive current files and reboot the system.

    3 To secure your system against viruses please install an AntiVirus program. Running AntiVirus programs might influence the behavior and performance of your computer. Agilent ChemStation was tested to run with Symantecs Norton Antivirus. See Scanning for Viruses on page 94 for more details.

    NOTE Keep your PC disconnected from the internet until you have installed the appropriate security patches and hot fixes. It is strongly recommended to install the latest security fixes as supported from Agilent and virus definitions prior to connecting to a network.

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    How to configure Windows XP SP 3 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higher 1Configure Windows XP Settings

    Configure Windows XP Settings

    Some changes within this document are mandatory for the ChemStation to work properly on a Windows XP system. Some changes will optimize application performance. Other changes will have a graphical or minor impact.

    [OPTIONAL] 1 General Layout: (Start Menu, right-click > Properties)

    a Start Menu Tab: Select Classic Start Menu

    NOTE To indicate the relative importance of individual settings, each item is categorized as:

    MUST: These changes must be applied.

    PERFORMANCE: These changes will improve system performance.

    OPTIONAL: Most of these changes will affect the graphical display of the application.

  • 10 Configure and Maintain your Agilent ChemStation

    1 How to configure Windows XP SP 3 for use with Agilent ChemStation Rev. B.04.03 or higherConfigure Windows XP Settings

    b Start Menu > Customize button (See Figure 1 on page 10): In Advanced Start menu options: Disable the following option

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