I had cause to revert a CheckPoint appliance to its factory image today of R75.40. In itself, no biggie – open a console connection, Ctrl-S to access the setup menu and choose factory default image. Log in to the webUI and complete the first time wizard.
Having encountered the Firefox “xslProcessor.transformDocument is not a function” error – still a known issue in R75.40 – I logged in with IE 10. Unfortunately this went only as far as allowing me to log in and the actual wizard interface never appeared – this is an intermittent issue for me and seems to depend on the current price of fish.
Anyways .. the easiest thing to do (imho) is to:
Bypass The First Time Configuration Wizard
The following will prevent the the “First Time Configuration Wizard” from starting automatically.
- Login to Expert mode and create the following file:
[expert@fw]# touch /opt/spwm/conf/wizard_accepted
- Reboot the appliance
- You now need to run sysconfig and go through all the steps of “Product Configuration” – only then can you access the “Product Installation” – obviously necessary for a working appliance!
The process is similair on Gaia – log in and create the file.
[expert@fw]# touch /etc/.wizard_accepted
There is no reboot required for Gaia
** Note: Login credentials remain unchanged **
Running the First Time Configuration Wizard again
Easy – delete the files which were created above!