ByPass BIOS password for BIOS Updates


We are trying to Update the BIOS on workstations using SCCM. These workstations currently have BIOS passwords.
We cannot seem to figure a way to bypass these BIOS passwords to install the BIOS updates.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advanced

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Posted by: Nico_K 7 years ago
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For Dell you can install the updates automated via the .exe files:
BIOS.exe /s /f /r /p=Password
/s is silent
/f forces the update (if you want to do higher steps then suggested, if it is not possible and you need a intermediate step it will not update)
/r reboots the machine afterwards
/p provides the password

other vendors have the same functionality

  • Thanks! I will give that a shot! - mikebra 7 years ago
  • That command worked!
    Throughout our company, we have a couple of different passwords - would we be able to add those other passwords?

    ex. /p=password1,password2, etc ...

    Also, this BIOS update was for the Dell E5450 and after the BIOS completed, the display was set to 800x600 instead of 1386x768 and it seemed to install all device drivers again. - mikebra 7 years ago
    • no. So you will need to create multiple installs - Nico_K 7 years ago
      • Will do.
        Thanks for your help guys - mikebra 7 years ago
Posted by: jegolf 7 years ago
Red Belt
As Nico_K stated - supply the password with the bios install. What type of machines are these? Dell?

  • Yes - they are Dell
    I am going to give that command a shot - mikebra 7 years ago
    • Great - yep it will work. We script out our bios updates as stated above... - jegolf 7 years ago
  • Hey jegolf, thanks for your help. I have posted a follow up comment above! - mikebra 7 years ago

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