TITLE: HP System Software Manager

SSM User Guide


Version

Softpaq #

Date

OS

Softpaq Exe

Release Notes

3.2.2.1

sp71410

05/15/2015

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp71410.exe

sp71410.html

3.1.17.1

sp70408

01/21/2015

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp70408.exe

sp70408.html

3.1.15.1

sp69536

11/03/2014

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp69536.exe

sp69536.html

3.1.13.1

sp69088

10/02/2014

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp69088.exe

sp69088.html

3.1.10.1

sp66796

06/30/2014

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp66796.exe

sp66796.html

3.1.7.1

sp65975

04/07/2014

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp65975.exe

sp65975.html

3.1.6.1

sp65530

03/13/2014

W7, W8, W8.1, WE8.1

sp65530.exe

sp65530.html

3.0.7.1

sp63893

11/20/2013

W7, W8, W8.1

sp63893.exe

sp63893.html

2.53.10

sp63522

10/18/2013

W7, W8, W8.1

sp63522.exe

sp63522.html

2.51.7

sp59568

01/17/2013

XP, Vista, W7, W8

sp59568.exe

sp59568.html

2.50.8

sp57699

11/19/2012

XP, Vista, W7, W8

sp57699.exe

sp57699.html

2.15.A

sp52095

04/23/2012

XP, Vista, W7

sp52095.exe

sp52095.html

 

TITLE: HP System Software Manager
DESCRIPTION:
This package provides the HP System Software Manager (SSM) for supported
notebook, desktop, and workstation models that are running a supported
operating system.

HP SSM is a utility that supports the unattended upgrade or installation of
drivers, system agents, and system ROM on multiple computers, simultaneously,
from a centralized file store, without implementing a software distribution
infrastructure.

VERSION 3.2.2.1

- Fixed issue where SSM stopped working while running Atmel Touchscreen Power Management softpaq with /force.

- Supports the cva files that saved in the UTF-8 or ANSI format.

- Upgraded to the latest build tools.

- Removed Windows XP compatibility


VERSION 3.1.17.1

- Fixed issue where the advanced client options from Admin Wizard may not work correctly.

- Updated the installer


VERSION 3.1.15.1

- Fixed issue where SSM fails to install recommended Software application via HP Software Setup.

- Updated following built-in BIOS update tools:

            *HPBIOSUPDREC 1.1.12.1.

            *HPQPswd 1.1.12.1

- Updated the installer


VERSION 3.1.13.1

- Fixed issue where install HP Wireless Hotspot from HP Software Setup would last over 10 minutes.

- Corrected User Guide where using /CurSetupPasswordFile:"filename" command with SSM returns syntax error.

- Corrected User Guide where using /sort ascending or /sort descending command with SSM returns syntax error.

- Moves the start menu shortcuts to the HP group.

- Adds links the Manageability website to Installshield.

- Improves performance when the password input to enter the BIOS menu does not work.


VERSION 3.1.10.1

- Fixed issue where SSM GUI terminates with an error "HP System Software Manager has stopped working" when /edebug specified .

- Fixed issue where an AdminPwd.bin file is created when you launch the wizard to create an encrypted password file (password.bin) and store the resulting .

- Removed "Edebug error" warning message when /edebug is specified

- Removed user guide and white-paper from installation

- Updated build-in Hpqflash.exe version to 5.1.26.1.

- Output SoftPaq names to SSMtrace file in debug mode.

- Improved html and SSMtrace logs:

            * Display raw silent install command in html log.

            * Display raw silent install command in ssmtrace log.

            * Log the event when DetailFileInformation is empty.


VERSION 3.1.7.1

- Fixed issue in resulting an error message when upgrading Bios on HP ElitePad.


VERSION 3.1.6.1

- Added support Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry.

- Removed the "repair" support from control panel.

- Updated the following built-in BIOS update tools:

            * HPBIOSUPDREC 1.0.27.1.

            * HPQPswd 1.0.27.1

            * HpqFlash 5.1.26.1

- Copied log files to system.sav directory.

- Fixed issue resulting in an error message and inability to continue in administrator mode on non-English system.

- Fixed issue where SSM installs SoftPaqs very slowly and duplicates contents of C drive into C:\SSMExtract after removing a SoftPaq.


-VERSION 3.0.7.1

- Updated UI, including translations

- Updated user guide in installation package

- Added command line support help parameters: /? /h and /help

- Removed cab select page from admin wizard.

- Write user account name to log & trace file.

- Support of Win XP has been deprecated.

 

VERSION 2.53 Rev. 10

- Add support for Windows 8.1

- Updated HpqPswd.exe in .cab file to version 1.0.15.1.

- Fixed issue when /SSMFS and /TEMP folders are same.

- Removed support of plain text BIOS setup password. 

            * Use BIOS Configuration Utility to change BIOS settings

            * Support import encrypted password file in Admin Mode.

            * Support encrypted password file via command line.

            * Supported tools: HpqFlash, HpqRun, FDSetup and HPBIOSUPDREC.

- Added support for encrypted BIOS setup password file.

- Supported tools: HpqFlash, HpqRun, FDSetup and HPBiosUpdRec.

- Added warning dialog when uninstalling.

- Added registry key for other applications to find SSM.


VERSION 2.51 Rev. 7
- Add support for softpaq dependencies by repeating install loop up to 3 times.
    Can be overridden by using /NOREPEAT argument on command line.
- Added /CHECKSIGN command. Will allow only signed softpaq's to be installed. Unsigned softpaqs will be skipped.
    SSM default behavior does not require softpaqs to be signed.
- Added /EDebug or /EXTENDEDDEBUG or /EXTENDED_DEBUG command line parameter.
    This option is used only when verifying the compliance of a single softpaq and is not used during actual deployment.
 
VERSION 2.50 Rev. 8
- Added support for Windows 8.
- Disabled native BIOS flash support in SSM.  BIOS updates require HPQFlash utility to update successfully.
- Added support for generic OS tags in DetailFileInformation and Operating Systems section of CVA.
- Released BIOS Configuration Utility as a separate softpaq, Disabled REPSET functionality in SSM.
- Added support for Windows MultiPoint Server.
- Added support for debug tracing in admin mode which provides additional information useful in debugging SoftPaq or CVA problems.
- Updated SSM User Guide.
- BIOS config utility has been separated from SSM and is now a separate executable.
 
 
VERSION 2.15 Rev. A
- SSM: In SSM admin mode if a password is set with unsupported characters (for
example: CapsLock with Keypad characters), an error message is entered in the
log file.
 
- SSM: Added a warning message to the log for failed attempts to change the
BIOS password when an incorrect password is provided.
 
- SSM: Added the command parameter /USEINSTALLPATH:, to specify the path to
expand the SoftPaq for installation by SSM. After SSM installs the SoftPaq the
expanded files are not deleted, allowing end user to utilize the Add/Remove
Programs repair option, or to reinstall the SoftPaq deliverable.
 
- SSM: When entering the Setup password in SSM admin mode, a warning popup is
displayed if Caps Lock is ON. With the Caps Lock turned ON, all the characters
in the password will have their SHIFT state SET including numeric keys. In F10,
users must either turn ON the Caps Lock or press the shift key when entering
the password.
 
- SSM: Added optional entry DelayAfterInstall in [Install Execution] section of
the CVA file to introduce a delay in seconds after the install command
completes, allowing the install process to terminate properly. The maximum
delay is 10 seconds, therefore any value larger than 10 will delay for 10
seconds.
 
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops
Notebooks
Workstations


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