Hey Guys,

I looked around at some other questions but didn't see too much - Is it possible to add a custom field from the BIOS of a machine that reports under an asset in the K1000? When the machine checks in, it shows a variety of information but not 'Born on Date' as HP has named it. On the machine itself, is located under 'BIOS - System Information - SERVICE - Born On Date'.

This would allow us to easily determine the ship or born date from K1000, making our machine refresh cycle more accurate. Currently, this can only be checked via a machine locally or on the vendor site by doing some searches which isn't practical and will become more difficult down the line as we have a lot of these machines being deployed.

Does anyone have any experience with creating/pulling custom BIOS fields or know if it's even possible? I thought maybe it would have been a limitation with Kace being a Dell product, but this is no longer the case.

Thanks

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  • If there is a way to get that value with WMIC, Powershell or Windows Registry, you could create a custom inventory rule to retrieve that value.

    See:
    http://www.itninja.com/question/can-k1000-detect-the-computer-product-number

    You won't be able to add it to the Devices table as a field tough, see:
    https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-sma-k1000/suggestions/12281328-add-custom-inventory-rules-to-inventory-devices-pa
    • @channeler Thanks again for your help. I was able to find the registry hive from HP for this info and got it working on a test device using:
      RegistryValueReturn(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Hewlett-Packard\HPActiveSupport\HPSF\Warranty, Born_On_Date, REG_SZ)
      Thanks again! This will make my boss very happy :)
  • @Channeler Thank you very much. I'll play around with these and see if I can find out if it can be done that way.
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If there is a way to get that value with WMIC, Powershell or Windows Registry, you could create a custom inventory rule to retrieve that value.

See:
http://www.itninja.com/question/can-k1000-detect-the-computer-product-number

You won't be able to add it to the Devices table as a field tough, see:
https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-sma-k1000/suggestions/12281328-add-custom-inventory-rules-to-inventory-devices-pa
Answered 11/10/2017 by: Channeler
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