The box updating 0

30 Nov

I definitely did not want to be in a position where we were manually updating BIOS versions.

Here is a solution to update your BIOS versions using a Configuration Manager task sequence.

This avoids the scenario where a BIOS update is attempted using a password switch where that device doesn’t have a password set. Having said all of this, if you don’t set passwords for your BIOS or don’t enable Bit Locker then ignore the last few paragraphs!

The next step you will need to do is to download all the latest BIOS versions from the HP website for your models.

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Instead, use the instructions below to download and install the free and recommended third-party libraries for LAME and FFmpeg.

Now add some update BIOS steps to your Task Sequence.

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If you have a password set on your BIOS use hpq -s For newer models that use specify the command -s -r. The last step is to add a Restart Computer step which is an absolute must for obvious reasons. You will need to use your file as part of our BIOS update command as you can’t update a BIOS automatically unless you pass the password through as part of the command.Also note that if you try to update a HP BIOS and you have bitlocker enabled there is a suspend bitlocker switch which I haven’t needed to use. Here is a link to the HP BIOS Configuration Utility Guide which also explains how you can you generate a file if required.Create a source folder in your Configuration Manager source share and then create sub-folders for each model like this: Extract and copy each BIOS update to the relevant folder.For older models that use Hpq the contents should look like this: And for newer models that use the contents should look like this: Once this has been completed, create a package for each BIOS update without a program and distribute them to your DP’s.