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USB Key Utility for Windows

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 3.0.0.0(12 Jul 2017)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 | View all
File name: cp029814.exe (3.1 MB)
The USB Key Utility is a Windows application that will allow the user to copy the ISO or DVD contents to a USB key using SmartStart CD, Firmware Maintenance CD, Smart Update Firmware DVD, Intelligent Provisioning Recovery DVD, Service Pack for ProLiants or other supported products. Users may then run the ISO and DVD applications from a USB key.

Changed installer to 64-bit version.

Prerequisites:

One or more of the following:

  • Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Intelligent Provisioning Recovery
  • HP SmartStart CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Firmware Maintenance CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Smart Update Firmware DVD version 9.00 and greater.
  • HP Easy Set-Up CD version with G6 servers and greater.

And:

  • Minimum 1GB USB 2.0 flash drive (maximum size is 32GB).

After successful installation of the USB Key Utility, the USB flash drive can be used on supported ProLiant servers.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

981350ae78e538be0229290a8c95c892c4a58d6dfa97dca935061ff5992ffa35 cp029814.exe

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Notes:

After installation, the utility will place a shortcut in 'USB Key Utility' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

To make your drive key bootable and copy the contents of the CD:

  • Place your USB drive key in an available USB port.
  • Select the 'USB Key Utility' shortcut in the 'USB Key Utility' folder.
  • Complete each step presented by the application.

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue in the the USB Key Utility where it would report that some newer SPP ISO images were corrupt or invalid.

Version:3.0.0.0 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue in the the USB Key Utility where it would report that some newer SPP ISO images were corrupt or invalid.

Enhancements

Changed installer to 64-bit version.


Version:2.1.0.0 (1 Apr 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue when using DVD Rewritable media as the source.


Version:2.0.0.0 (15 Apr 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The utility has been changed to 64-bit to support of ISO images greater than 4GB.


Version:1.8.0.0 (24 Feb 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated installer to support new OSes(Windows 2012 R2, Windows 8, etc)


Version:1.7.0.0 (27 Mar 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes issues opening large ISO files.


Version:1.6.0.0 (5 Apr 2011)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.6 performs faster USB device formatting and supports USB flash devices up to 32GB.


Version:1.5.0.0 (29 Mar 2010)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.5 allows the HP Smart Update Firmware DVD to run in Automatic Firmware Update mode with a 30 second timeout.


Version:1.3.0.0 (29 Jul 2009)
Enhancements
The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.3 can install multiple CD images on a single USB key. This feature can be used with HP SmartStart CD version 8.30 or later and HP ProLiant Firmware Maintenance CD version 8.70 or later.

Version:1.2.0.0 (30 Mar 2009)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.2 of the utility will run on current Windows 64-bit OSs. 


Version:1.1.0.0 (9 Jan 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.1 fixes a minor issue with the Cancel button and Override feature.

Enhancements

Ver. 1.1 includes SystemROM Floppy support and choice of English or Japanese installation.


Version:1.0.0.0 (1 Jun 2006)
Enhancements
This is the initial version of the HP USB Key Utility.  Refer to http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart  for more information.


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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 3.0.0.0(12 Jul 2017)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 x64 Editions
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

Description

The USB Key Utility is a Windows application that will allow the user to copy the ISO or DVD contents to a USB key using SmartStart CD, Firmware Maintenance CD, Smart Update Firmware DVD, Intelligent Provisioning Recovery DVD, Service Pack for ProLiants or other supported products. Users may then run the ISO and DVD applications from a USB key.

Enhancements

Changed installer to 64-bit version.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

One or more of the following:

  • Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Intelligent Provisioning Recovery
  • HP SmartStart CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Firmware Maintenance CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Smart Update Firmware DVD version 9.00 and greater.
  • HP Easy Set-Up CD version with G6 servers and greater.

And:

  • Minimum 1GB USB 2.0 flash drive (maximum size is 32GB).

After successful installation of the USB Key Utility, the USB flash drive can be used on supported ProLiant servers.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

981350ae78e538be0229290a8c95c892c4a58d6dfa97dca935061ff5992ffa35 cp029814.exe

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Notes:

After installation, the utility will place a shortcut in 'USB Key Utility' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

To make your drive key bootable and copy the contents of the CD:

  • Place your USB drive key in an available USB port.
  • Select the 'USB Key Utility' shortcut in the 'USB Key Utility' folder.
  • Complete each step presented by the application.

Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue in the the USB Key Utility where it would report that some newer SPP ISO images were corrupt or invalid.

Revision History

Version:3.0.0.0 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue in the the USB Key Utility where it would report that some newer SPP ISO images were corrupt or invalid.

Enhancements

Changed installer to 64-bit version.


Version:2.1.0.0 (1 Apr 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue when using DVD Rewritable media as the source.


Version:2.0.0.0 (15 Apr 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The utility has been changed to 64-bit to support of ISO images greater than 4GB.


Version:1.8.0.0 (24 Feb 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated installer to support new OSes(Windows 2012 R2, Windows 8, etc)


Version:1.7.0.0 (27 Mar 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes issues opening large ISO files.


Version:1.6.0.0 (5 Apr 2011)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.6 performs faster USB device formatting and supports USB flash devices up to 32GB.


Version:1.5.0.0 (29 Mar 2010)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.5 allows the HP Smart Update Firmware DVD to run in Automatic Firmware Update mode with a 30 second timeout.


Version:1.3.0.0 (29 Jul 2009)
Enhancements
The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.3 can install multiple CD images on a single USB key. This feature can be used with HP SmartStart CD version 8.30 or later and HP ProLiant Firmware Maintenance CD version 8.70 or later.

Version:1.2.0.0 (30 Mar 2009)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.2 of the utility will run on current Windows 64-bit OSs. 


Version:1.1.0.0 (9 Jan 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.1 fixes a minor issue with the Cancel button and Override feature.

Enhancements

Ver. 1.1 includes SystemROM Floppy support and choice of English or Japanese installation.


Version:1.0.0.0 (1 Jun 2006)
Enhancements
This is the initial version of the HP USB Key Utility.  Refer to http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart  for more information.