HP Image Assistant Self Service Through Software Center

There has been quite a bit of buzz recently around the importance of keeping drivers and firmware updated. My previous post, Apply Firmware and Driver Updates using HP Image Assistant, outlines how to use HPIA within an OSD/IPU task sequence. That, coupled with my Automating HP SoftPaq Repository Updates Using PowerShell post allows for automated updating … Continue reading HP Image Assistant Self Service Through Software Center

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 It turns out, this product makes my previous post on HP SSM usage a bit outdated.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