Minimum requirements for Microsoft Windows PSP
version 7.90 or later
Before deploying software updates on a host server, be sure that a
recent backup of the host server is available in case the
deployment procedure fails.
For successful component deployments on
MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® hosts, the following minimum requirements must
A local administrative system with 512 MB of
memory and running a supported WindowsÂ® operating system must be
One or more remote host servers that run a
supported WindowsÂ® operating system and need a software upgrade
must be available. If the local administrative system (local host)
is the only server that requires an upgrade, remote host servers
are not necessary.
Sufficient hard-drive space, which is
generally at least twice the file size of the components you want
to deploy, must be available.
WMI must be enabled.
attempting to use the remote deployment functionality of HP Smart
Update Manager on any edition of Windows ServerÂ® 2008, you must
ensure that the File and Print Services feature is enabled and that
the File and Print Services exception has been enabled in the
WindowsÂ® firewall. Failure to do so prevents HP Smart Update
Manager from deploying remote WindowsÂ® target servers.
All remote host servers must be connected to
the same network and use TCP/IP to enable the systems to be
accessed by the administrative system.
Each host server must have an account with
administrator privileges. HP recommends that the user name and
password for the administrator account on each host server be the
same as those on the local administrative system. If administrator
privileges are not set up in this manner, you must have the user
name and password for each remote server available. Alternatively,
you can use a domain account on the local administrative system
that has administrator privileges on the host servers.
The beginning and ending IP addresses for
the range of hosts must both be on the same subnet.
MicrosoftÂ® recommends that all software be removed from the system
before upgrading from Windows Serverâ„˘ 2003 to Windows Serverâ„˘ 2008.
If software applications are left on the system during the upgrade
process, MicrosoftÂ® cannot guarantee the stability of the operating
system or the software after the upgrade is complete.