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After a Factory Reset on an EX485 HP MediaSmart Server


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So you have to do the dreaded Factory Reset? I did. I had a major Add-In conflict and after a call to Sean at HP Tech Support (yes even I get stuck once in a while) I had a self imposed Factory Reset. So what happens after that first factory start?

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Factory Reset from the HP CD is Complete!

After backing up what little data I had started to put on the server, I followed the HP instructions to the letter, and was up and running in an hour and a half. But what happens once you are working like the “factory” again?

I am grabbing a beer and watching Stargate Universe 1.0 on Blu-Ray while I do this so your mileage will vary.

I connect via Remote to get first screen shot at 9:02 PM on Saturday night.

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9:15 PM and the 2.5 HP Update is finished.

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9:16 PM and it wants me to add my first User Account.

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Added two accounts by 9:18 PM. I turn on Web Site Connectivity.

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9:20 PM and it is configuring the router.

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9:21 PM and router configuration is done.

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9:23 PM and I am upgraded and running HP 2.5 software. Sweet. Not too bad. I am done right? Nope.

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Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.


  1. What will be nice if you get the HP 3.0 update, it will reduce the number of updates to download. Although PP3 is extra.

  2. Tim – I am a little jealous of that download speed. I am lucky to get above 1 Mbps right now.

    Any thoughts what happened with the Add-in conflict that started your problems?

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