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Data loss in Toolkit

Improper use of the Toolkit utilities and modification of the CONREP data files can result in loss of critical data. Because of the potential data-loss risk, only experienced individuals should use the Toolkit utilities. Before using the Toolkit, all necessary precautions must be taken to ensure that mission-critical systems remain online if a failure occurs.

Configuring options using Toolkit utilities

Not all options can be configured using Toolkit utilities. Some options must be configured manually or with other configuration utilities, which are available online, before they can be used with the Toolkit. For more information on configuration, see the option documentation.

Input files for HPONCFG

Because the -w argument does not capture certain types of information, such as the administrator password, data files created with HPONCFG using the -w argument cannot then be used as input files for HPONCFG, unless they are modified first.

Sample script files

The script files and script segments in this guide are provided only as examples. You must modify the scripts for your environment. When creating or modifying your own scripts, the pause command is a valuable tool to help you determine that each step of the script is functioning as desired.

HP ProLiant drivers

HP ProLiant drivers must be added during Windows® PE customization to ensure the Toolkit utilities function properly.

PnP and WMI support

HP software requires that PnP and WMI support be enabled to function in Windows® PE properly.

Non-functioning IFHW

IFHW is case-sensitive. Incorrect case, misspellings, and incorrect spacing cause the query to fail.

CONREP version compatibility

The file format for the DOS version of CONREP and the current version of CONREP are not compatible.


HPACUSCRIPTING supports only HP Smart Array controllers. Review the HPACUSCRIPTING documentation for the latest information.

Booting from a USB drive key

Booting from a USB drive key is supported only on certain ProLiant servers. For more information, see the HP Insight Foundation suite for ProLiant website.

Customizing the DEPLOYSERVER.CMD script

The IFHW and HWQUERY utilities can be used to customize the DEPLOYSERVER.CMD script for your environment. For more information about these utilities, see the Toolkit utilities section.


Any changes you make to the SETBOOTORDER will take effect at the next reboot.