Minimum requirements for Microsoft Windows
version 7.80 or earlier
Before deploying software updates on a target system, be sure that
a recent backup of the target system is available in the event the
deployment procedure fails.
NOTE: For a
current list of supported operating systems, refer to the PSP
For successful component deployments on
Microsoft® Windows®-based target systems, the following minimum
requirements must be met:
A local administrative system running
Windows® 2000, Windows Server™ 2003, or Windows Server™ 2003 x64
must be available.
One or more remote target servers running
Windows® 2000, Windows Server™ 2003, or Windows Server™ 2003 x64 in
need of a software upgrade must be available. If the local
administrative system is the only server that must be upgraded,
remote target servers are not necessary.
Sufficient hard drive space must be
available on the target system. As a standard practice, sufficient
hard drive space equals at least twice the file size of the PSP or
individual components to be deployed.
All remote target servers must be connected
to the same network and use TCP/IP to enable the systems to be seen
from the administrative system.
There must be an account with administrator
privileges on each target server. It is recommended that the user
name and password for the administrator account on each target
server are the same as on the local administrative system. If
administrator privileges are not set up in this way, you must have
the user name and password for each remote server. Alternatively,
you can use a domain account on the local administrative system
that has administrator privileges on the target servers.
To run the RDU, the local administrative system
must be running:
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or
Microsoft® XML Parser 3.0 or later
NOTE: If you
obtain the Support Pack from a SmartStart CD, a Software
Maintenance CD, or the HP website, the appropriate version of the
Microsoft® XML Parser is stored in the msxm13.cab file. The RDU
automatically installs the parser if it is not currently present on
your system. A supported version of the Microsoft® XML Parser is
also available as part of Internet Explorer 6.0.