TITLE: HP Session Allocation Manager

VERSION: 2.1.0 Rev. A
This software package contains the HP Session Allocation Manager (SAM) 
installation files for the supported models and operating systems. 

HP SAM manages the assignment of Microsoft Remote Desktop and HP Remote 
Graphics Software connections from a user's access device (client) to a remote 
computing resource (such as a blade PC).

HP SAM 2.1.0 supersedes previous 2.0 and 1.x versions. You should upgrade to 
this version as soon as your schedule allows. 

PURPOSE: Recommended
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 2, 2007
CATEGORY: Software - Solutions


HP bc1000: All Models
HP bc1500 Blade PC: All Models
HP bc2000 Blade PC: All Models
HP bc2500 Blade PC: All Models
HP ProLiant xw25p Blade Workstation: All Models
HP ProLiant xw460c Blade Workstation: All Models


Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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- Enables single-sign-on to multiple sessions.
- Adds Connection Bar feature, which enables users to quickly view session 
status, disconnect one or all sessions, reconnect to a disconnected session, or 
connect to additional sessions.
- Updates HP SAM to support inheritance of policies from different levels.
- Updates the HP Internet Explorer Based Client to provide a friendlier user 
- Adds the ability to block or allow users with expired passwords to be 
allocated to a session (if allowed, user is prompted to change password 
- Updates installation options to provide two methods for installing the HP SAM 
SQL database: SQL authentication or the newly added Microsoft Windows 
- Adds HP SAM client support for new HP hardware.
- Updates the HP SAM Administrator Console to enable viewing of hardware and 
software information for the access devices. 
- Adds the ability for clients that are not managed through the multiple 
sessions/multiple monitors (monitor layout ID) feature to be configured to 
automatically connect to all dedicated (static) resources, non-public roles, or 
public roles.
- Adds the ability for HP SAM Administrator Groups to be assigned to Active 
Directory Security Groups.

NOTE: For detailed information about the listed enhancements, see the "HP SAM 
2.1 Readme.htm" file that is included with the SoftPaq package.

- 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 2.0. If you get an error message 
relating to the .NET Framework 1.1 when accessing the HP SAM Administrator 
Console, the HP SAM website was not configured to operate with .NET Framework 

To fix this issue: 
1. Run the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2. Right-click the SAM website. 
3. Select Properties.
4. Click the ASP.NET tab.
5. Select 2.0.50727 in the ASP.NET version list.

1. Download the EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

- Do not install HP SAM 2.1.0 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 website from the list during the installation of 
version 2.1.0. Doing so will uninstall the HP SAM website from the server.

- HP SAM 2.1.0 is compatible with previous HP SAM 2.0 and 1.x releases. You can 
mix between 2.1.0, 2.0.0, and 1.x.x for the HP SAM client, blade service, and 
Web server. When doing so, the environment steps down to the 1.x.x level 
features in order to maintain compatibility. To fully take advantage of all the 
available features, upgrade all HP SAM components to the same 2.x version. The 
recommended order of upgrade is: 
1. HP SAM Web/SQL server 
2. HP SAM blade service
3. HP SAM client

- If you are upgrading from SAM 1.x or SAM 2.0 to SAM 2.1, make sure to follow 
the instructions in the "HP SAM 2.1 Readme.htm" file.

Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.