TITLE: HP PC Session Allocation Manager VERSION: 1.1.0 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This software package contains the HP PC Session Allocation Manager (SAM) installation files for the listed blade PC models and operating systems. HP SAM serves as the control point in managing desktop session allocations in a Consolidated Client Infrastructure (CCI) deployment. Specifically, it manages the assignment of Microsoft Remote Desktop connections from a user's access device (client) to Remote Desktop sessions (blade PC). HP SAM 1.1.0 supersedes previous 1.0.x versions. You should upgrade to this version as soon as your schedule allows. Additional server and SQL platforms supported with HP SAM version 1.1.0: * Microsoft SQL Server 2000 MSDE Edition * Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition * Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition * Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Web Edition PURPOSE: Critical SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35206 SUPERSEDES: SP34654 EFFECTIVE DATE: February 28, 2007 CATEGORY: Software - Solutions SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP bc1000: All Models HP bc1500 Blade PC: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): US English ENHANCEMENTS: - Smart Card Hot Desking. This feature enables the user to connect to a blade PC with a smart card from an access device running the HP SAM Web client or the HP SAM XPe client. When the user removes the smart card from the access device, the session is automatically disconnected, if configured to do so. Inserting the smart card into another access device automatically transfers the disconnected session to that new access device. This feature also effectively provides Single-Sign-On (SSO) functionality with the HP SAM Client. - HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) enablement. RGS is a proprietary HP protocol that delivers an enhanced graphical experience for a remote desktop or workstation. HP SAM 1.1.0 enables certain RGS software specific features that enable Remote Workstation Solution (RWS) customers to use HP SAM to dynamically allocate users to HP Blade Workstations. RGS is licensed separately and available for purchase through HP. - Multiple HP SAM Administrative Roles. This feature enables the HP SAM Administrator to create additional HP SAM administrative roles with limited capabilities. For example, an HP SAM Help Desk Administrator role can be created with Read Only access to the HP SAM Administrator Console with the added ability to disable/enable blade PC resources. - Database Pruning. This feature enables the HP SAM Administrator to disable HP SAM history and/or log recording features to keep the size of the database to a minimum. This feature is useful for Microsoft SQL 2000 MSDE or SQL 2005 Express Edition, which have strict limitations on the size of the database - currently 4 GB. - XPe Client User Interface Customization. Starting with HP SAM 1.1, you can fully customize the HP SAM XPe client user interface. For instructions detailing how to customize the client user interface, see the HP SAM Administrator User Guide. PREREQUISITES: - Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 must be installed on the HP SAM Web server. Download this software from the Microsoft website and install it on the HP SAM Web server prior to installing HP SAM 1.1. Additionally, if your SQL server is on a separate server from the HP SAM Web server, you must install .NET Framework 2.0 on the SQL server, or run the HP SAM SQL installation portion from the HP SAM Web server that has .NET Framework 2.0 already installed. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download the EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. INSTALLATION NOTES: - Do not install HP SAM 1.1 if you have less than 1 GB of memory (which is below the HP SAM requirement) on the HP SAM Web server. - If you want to keep the HP SAM Web and SQL database installed on the same server, do not clear SAM Web site from the list during the installation of version 1.1.0. Doing so will uninstall the HP SAM Web site from the server. - HP SAM 1.1.0 is compatible with the previous HP SAM 1.0.0 release. You can mix between 1.0 and 1.1 for the HP SAM client, blade service, and Web server. When doing so, the environment steps down to the 1.0 level features in order to maintain compatibility. To fully take advantage of all the available features, upgrade all HP SAM components to the same 1.1.0 version. The recommended order of upgrade is: 1. HP SAM Web/SQL server 2. HP SAM blade service 3. HP SAM client Copyright (c) 2006-2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.