Hi All,

I need a report from KACE which shows the Dell Bios settings, in particular I need to know which PC's have the Wake on LAN setting enabled / disabled.


Please can you supply me the SQL statements to build the required query.


Thanks

 

Alex

 

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You can do this with a combination of Dell OMCI (which needs to be installed on each machine) and the K1000 with custom inventory rules. OMCI expands WMI on the machine to show the BIOS settings and even allows changes to be made.

There is an example of this in the KB - https://support.software.dell.com/kb/126032

The way I use it is slightly more complication and probably not to everyone's taste, but what I do is have a PowerShell script that finds the settings I'm looking for and save them as a Registry Value which I then collect via a Custom Inventory Rule.

My PowerShell script is added into the K1000 as a scripting task that runs against a Smart Label for all OptiPlex and Latitude machines every 2 hours.

Once the Custom Inventory Field has been populated you can then create reports.

Answered 11/19/2014 by: Arcolite
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I don't think you will get that as KACE doesn't capture BIOS settings out of the box. You may have to use another tool or script, wmi call to get that info and then have it somewhere on the system (registry is best) for the KBOX to find the returned value. 

Answered 12/09/2013 by: nshah
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If your client systems are Dells, you can use CCTK to get/set options in the BIOS, then use custom inventory rules to get the info into the K1000. 

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1952.dell-client-configuration-toolkit-cctk.aspx

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/dell-bios-manipulation-with-the-k1000-and-dell-cctk

Answered 12/09/2013 by: jknox
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  • Hi Guys thanks for the answers, I will use the script to deploy the agent, I have looked into WMI calls and can't seem to find any that will show the WOL setting on the Dell machines, does anybody have a working example ?? Thanks
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You are better off not worrying about reading it and just push a cctk command to set it the way you want.  If you see that run on every machine you can be pretty sure they are set how you want. 

see this to create a file that can be read into a k1000 as a custom software item.

http://www.itninja.com/question/does-anyone-have-a-script-which-can-detect-a-dell-latitude-s-boot-order

you can upload the 3 files as dependencies and run a script to create the file from the temp kace deplymont directory if you do not have the cctk installed on your systems.

 

Answered 12/10/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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