Recently I did another ConfigMgr 2012 implementation. To import driver packages easily I like to use additional Dell and/or HP tools to import driver packages. This time however the HP tool has some new functionality. Let's have a look at this first.
The HP Client Integration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 has an update on 05/15/2015 with the following changes:
- New feature: Software Library > Overview > Operating Systems > Driver Packages > Download and Import HP Client Driver Packs - The ability to select products to download and import HP built driver packs in ConfigMgr.
- The ability to select distribution points in the following operations:
+ Download and Import HP Client Driver Packs
+ Import Downloaded HP Client Driver Packs
+ Create HP Client Boot Image
- Software Library > Overview > Application Management > Packages > HP Client Support Packages > HP Client BIOS Configuration Utility includes the new versions of BCU 188.8.131.52 and HPQPswd 184.108.40.206.
- The Windows XP task sequence example is removed.
Let's have a look in the ConfigMgr console now:
There are 2 buttons in the ribbon now, one for 'Download and import driver packs' and one to 'Import downloaded driver packs'.
When choosing 'Download and import driver packs' you can search on types/models and download/import driver packs right away! Just a great improvement on this ConfigMgr add-on!
When choosing 'Import downloaded driver packs' you must download them manually and import them afterwards (as usual).
Download HP CIK right away!
More blogposts about importing driver packs:
Download Driver packages for Dell, HP and Lenovo systems
HP Client Integration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 R2