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If the BIOS version is up to date, the utility just exits and the task sequence continues.
Next add a Run Command Line step and reference the BIOS update package you created earlier for that model.
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.
Now add some update BIOS steps to your Task Sequence.
Using the OS would be too risky, as shortly after Windows loads a BSOD occurs.Windows 10 gives you a lot of options you can configure directly within the operating system, but on every computer, there are some settings you can only change in the BIOS (basic input / output system). The BIOS is the software which is built into your computer's motherboard and controls everything from the boot order of your drives to preboot security options to whether the Fn key on your keyboard activates a function key or a media control. 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.
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!