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* RECOMMENDED * HP USB Key Utility for Windows

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.7.0.0(27 Mar 2012)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
File name: cp015352.exe (1.4 MB)
The HP USB Key Utility is a Windows application that will allow the user to copy the ISO and CD contents to a USB memory key using HP SmartStart CD, HP Firmware Maintenance CD, HP Smart Update Firmware DVD, HP Intelligent Provisioning, HP Service Pack for ProLiants. Users may then run the ISO and CD applications from a USB key.

Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.7.0.0:

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

Prerequisites:
One or more of the following:

  • HP Service Pack for ProLiant
  • 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 HP USB Key Utility, the USB flash drive can be used on supported ProLiant servers.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

227e8a88470c4304185c51a4175108c6 cp015352.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:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.7.0.0:

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

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


Notes:

After installation, the utility will place a shortcut in 'HP System Tools' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

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

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

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


Fixes issues opening large ISO files.

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 - HP 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

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 - HP 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: 1.7.0.0(27 Mar 2012)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition

Description

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

Installation Instructions

Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.7.0.0:

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

Prerequisites:
One or more of the following:

  • HP Service Pack for ProLiant
  • 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 HP USB Key Utility, the USB flash drive can be used on supported ProLiant servers.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

227e8a88470c4304185c51a4175108c6 cp015352.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:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.7.0.0:

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

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


Notes:

After installation, the utility will place a shortcut in 'HP System Tools' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

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

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

Fixes

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


Fixes issues opening large ISO files.

Revision History

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 - HP 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

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 - HP 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.