Systems Management Question

ByPass BIOS password for BIOS Updates

07/28/2015 7057 views

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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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
Answered 07/29/2015 by: Nico_K
Red Belt

  • Thanks! I will give that a shot!
  • 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.
    • no. So you will need to create multiple installs
      • Will do.
        Thanks for your help guys

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As Nico_K stated - supply the password with the bios install. What type of machines are these? Dell?
Answered 07/29/2015 by: jegolf
Red Belt

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