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  • 1.  Is possible update computer Bios Firmware

    Posted 06-26-2018 02:40 PM

    Hi Guys

     

    i need normalized and updgrade Bios on Computers, but this works is manually is so possible update Computer Bios with ITCM 

     

    anny Idea



  • 2.  Re: Is possible update computer Bios Firmware
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    Posted 06-26-2018 03:55 PM

    Depends on your hardware manufacturer.    Dell for example has a utility Flash64W.exe to apply a BIOS update from within Windows.   Command line is 

    Flash64W.exe /b=".\TheBIOSUpdate.exe" /s /noReboot /l=%TEMP%\BIOSupdate.log

     

    Currently we have this integrated as part of OSIM process via batch file.  The batch file uses WMIC to determine model during WinPE phase then applies BIOS updates in a loop based on model generations (Optiplex D7 family have 7 BIOS options).  The Dell utility is smart in that it won't downgrade your BIOS or apply incompatible BIOS with CLI options from above.  So in theory could have directory of all the standard BIOS versions and have batch file that tries to apply them all in a loop, only applicable BIOS updates will apply.     

    With DSM queries and dynamic groups you could get more granular by querying BIOS version and IDing everything at/above your BIOS standard baseline with LIKE condition on your BIOS query (i.e... General Inventory.System Bios.Version LIKE '1.7.[5-9]').   SD package to deploy BIOS updates should work, but not tried yet.

     

    Dell 64BIT BIOS Flash Utility | Dell US 

     

    If you are a Dell shop another option is Dell's Command Update utility.  The utility itself is fairly easy to deploy from SD package (DCU_Setup_2.3.1.exe  /S /V"/l*v \"$rf\" /QB-! REBOOT=ReallySuppress ").   After it's installed you can force machines to update Drivers and BIOS via CLI.  Not tried it yet, but there is a Dell whitepaper on using DCU + Dell Repistory Manager to control updates.

     

    Dell Command Update

    http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/7534.dell-command-update

      

    Dell Repository Manager

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverid=2GY7P

     

    Dell whitepaper on DCU & DRM.

    http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/19997711/download