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Mar 13 2018

Client Management Solutions Overview

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Client Management Solutions

HP Manageability Integration Kit (HP MIK) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

The HP Manageability Integration Kit will help speed up image creation and management of HP BIOS, security, hardware, software when managing devices through Microsoft SCCM.

Deploy the HP Manageability Integration Kit to begin enjoying these key benefits:

  • Speed Up the Basics of IT Management – Reduce the number of steps to create, deploy, and manage images, BIOS, and system security so you can focus on business.
  • Protect Data – Secure BIOS settings, set authentication and credentials requirements, enable Microsoft Device Guard, manage TPM firmware updates.
  • Manage Software – Starting with HP Client Security, IT Admins can remotely manage features supported by the software.
  • Simplifying operations – Unlock additional value from platform-specific features and manage those features from within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

HP Image Assistant (HPIA)

The HP Image Assistant is a free tool that provides assistance to IT Admins to improve the quality and security of their PC Windows image by diagnosing the image, identifying problem, recommending solutions, and analyzing their PC’s readiness for migration between Windows 7 and Windows 10.

New features and benefits: (New version 2.1)

  • Support for individual versions of Windows 10
  • Updated report format
  • Improved user interface

Existing features and benefits:

  • Assist with OS Migration
  • Capture PC configurations such as hardware, software, drivers, and updates to be evaluated
  • Compare Target Image against Reference Image
  • Dashboard view summarizing areas where Target Image and Reference Image differ
  • Display all drivers and Windows updates for both Target Image and Reference Image
  • Display all security related software installed on both Target Image and Reference Image
  • Provide recommendations for fixing missing updates, drivers, software, security settings, and BIOS

HP BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU)

The HP BIOS Configuration Utility is a free utility which provides the ability to manage BIOS settings on HP supported desktop, workstation, and notebook computers.

Features and benefits:

  • Read available BIOS settings and their values from a supported computer
  • Set configurable BIOS settings on a supported computer
  • Set or reset Setup Password on a supported computer
  • Replicate BIOS settings across multiple client computers
  • Get BIOS settings without having to know/write WMI queries and methods

HP SoftPaq Download Manager (HP SDM)

HP SoftPaq Download Manager provides a simple, powerful way to download software updates for the HP client PC models in your environment.

Features and Benefits:

  • Find pertinent information quickly
  • Lists the updates available based on your search criteria on a single screen
  • Easily find the updates that are most important to you and your users
  • Avoid the cumbersome task of downloading updates individually
  • Download the updates where you want
  • One click to start the download process
  • No need to remember or manually track previously downloaded updates
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface

HP Manageability Integration Kit (HP MIK)

The HP Manageability Integration Kit will help speed up image creation and management of HP BIOS, security, hardware, software when managing devices through Microsoft SCCM.

Deploy the HP Manageability Integration Kit to begin enjoying these key benefits:

  • Speed Up the Basics of IT Management – Reduce the number of steps to create, deploy, and manage images, BIOS, and system security so you can focus on business.
  • Protect Data – Secure BIOS settings, set authentication and credentials requirements, enable Microsoft Device Guard, manage TPM firmware updates.
  • Manage Software – Starting with HP Client Security, IT Admins can remotely manage features supported by the software.
  • Simplifying operations – Unlock additional value from platform-specific features and manage those features from within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

HP Client Integration Kit (HP CIK)

HP Client Integration Kit (HP CIK) is a plug-in for Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager that improves the customer experience in deploying Microsoft Windows-based Client OS images to HP-managed clients. This is achieved through the following custom features:

  • Importing WinPE and HP platform driver packs
  • Integration of the BIOS Configuration utility, which allows the customer to configure BIOS settings during deployment
  • Basic OS task sequences highlighting HP’s custom steps

The HP CIK is installed on the same server as System Center Configuration Manager, and can be accessed through the System Center console on the server.

HP Client Catalog for Microsoft System Center Products

The HP Client Catalog for Microsoft System Center products automates the acquisition and deployment of HP software updates (SoftPaqs) to HP commercial PCs in a Microsoft System Center environment. The catalog file contains detailed platform information on HP commercial desktops, notebooks, and workstations. It can be used with the software update features of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Updates Publisher or System Center Essentials to provide automated driver and patch updates to HP-managed Clients.

HP Driver Packs

HP Driver Packs contain the necessary Microsoft Windows drivers required to support the HP hardware platform(s) as listed in the release notes for each of the driver packs. The package contains drivers supporting both the integrated and add-in devices in an .INF-based installation format. This INF installation method can be used standalone or with bare-metal operating system deployment tools that require .INF-based drivers.

Note: Some hardware devices have additional software tools to help enhance the experience of using the device. For example, a graphics control center application. These software tools cannot be installed via INF method and must be manually installed after the drivers to get the best overall experience.


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