Apply Firmware and Driver Updates Using HP Image Assistant

The HP Image Assistant (HPIA) has been around for a little over a year. I hadn't given it much thought until my HP Technical Consultant shared some of the capabilities of the product. It turns out, this product makes my previous post on HP SSM usage a bit outdated. Why HPIA over SSM?There are many … Continue reading Apply Firmware and Driver Updates Using HP Image Assistant

Configuring HP BIOS Settings During OSD/IPU

There has been a lot of recent discussion on the importance of keeping bios and firmware up to date on client computers. I have also found it is important to maintain consistency across devices for bios settings. I utilize HP's BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU) during OSD/IPU to ensure consistency. The following post will detail how … Continue reading Configuring HP BIOS Settings During OSD/IPU

Apply Firmware and Driver Updates Using HP System Software Manager

I have utilized HP System Software Manager for several years. Early on, I started with only bios update softpaqs. I used a single repository for all models, which was ran as a startup script from a network share. I later added additional softpaqs for other system firmware and updated drivers. I later started to use … Continue reading Apply Firmware and Driver Updates Using HP System Software Manager

Automating HP SoftPaq Repository Updates Using PowerShell

A couple of years ago, I moved away from importing drivers into ConfigMgr for our HP laptop and desktop computers. This was accomplished by creating SoftPaq repositories, and applying them during OSD/IPU task sequences using HP System Software Manager. This approach makes for easy replacement of older drivers as there is no importing involved. A … Continue reading Automating HP SoftPaq Repository Updates Using PowerShell