HP Client Management Solutions (available for download from http://www.hp.com/go/easydeploy)
provides standards-based solutions for managing and controlling workstations in a networked
environment. This section summarizes the capabilities and features of desktop management key
Initial configuration and deployment on page 34
Remote system installation on page 34
Managing and updating software on page 35
ROM flash on page 37
Asset tracking and security on page 41
Fault notification and recovery on page 47
Initial configuration and deployment
The workstation comes with a preinstalled system software image. After a brief software unbundling
process, the workstation is ready to use.
You might prefer to replace the preinstalled software image with a customized set of system and
application software. There are several methods for deploying a customized software image, including:
Installing additional software applications after unbundling the preinstalled software image.
Using software deployment tools, such as Altiris® Deployment Solutions™, to replace the
preinstalled software with a customized software image.
Using a disk cloning process to copy the contents from one hard drive to another.
The best deployment method depends on your information technology environment and processes. The
PC Deployment section of the HP Lifecycle Solutions website
country/us/en/solutions.html) provides information to help you select the best deployment method.
The Restore Plus! CD, ROM-based setup, and ACPI hardware provide further assistance with recovery
of system software, configuration management and troubleshooting, and power management.
Remote system installation
Remote System Installation enables you to start and set up your system using the software and
configuration information located on a network server. This feature is usually used as a system setup
and configuration tool, and can be used for the following tasks:
Deploying a software image on one or more new PCs
Formatting a hard drive
Installing application software or drivers
Updating the operating system, application software, or drivers
Chapter 3 System management
Support for specific features described in this guide might vary by model or software