Can you depoly a bios update though k1000?


i am wondering can you send a bios update though kase. the reason i am asking is i have at lest 20 dell lattertude e6220 and 10 e6420 with the wrong bios to connect to the depolyment sever. at the moment the computers bios is A13 and i want to downgrade to A07 so i can deploy the immige i have created. i have been doing it manuly via dell website but im very busy setting up new users. if you can help it be very helpfull to me


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Posted by: cserrins 10 years ago
Red Belt

I'm a k2 person really, but I believe the patching has Dell BIOS updates.  Since it's a windows .exe couldn't you do it as a script as well?

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Posted by: SMal.tmcc 10 years ago
Red Belt

Microsoft's WMI interface allows this via Dell open manage.


The processis simple:

1.Use the– nopausecommand option when executing theBIOS file for a system BIOS that supports silent installations;for older systems or a BIOS that does not support silent installations, download the updated BIOS from the Dell support Web site (support.dell.com).
2. Convert the unpackaged system BIOS file to a BIOS .hdr file using the write hdr file command option.

For example:Sx270A04.exe –writehdrfile
3. Select the flash function from within the DCCU and browseto the downloaded BIOS file.
4. Create the executable package and distribute it to the target PCs for execution. After delivery, the PCs will automatically reboot and perform the update—preserving the integrityof the BIOS settings—and then automatically remove theupdate package from each PC, leaving behind only a tiny XML results file.


  • how can i upload this bios in my kace for distribution - brighstarcuit 10 years ago
Posted by: ms01ak 10 years ago
10th Degree Black Belt

There is the Dell A08 bios available via the k1000 Dell Updates for latitude e6220 and I know A13 is available for latitude e6420 is there as well. You simply need to apply the upgrades or downgrades to the the affected laptops.



Posted by: jknox 10 years ago
Red Belt

You can use a script in the K1000 to deploy the downgrade.  Generally, your users will probably see a firmware mismatch error on the reboot when the BIOS is upgraded, but it's nothing to worry about.

You could also create a custom inventory rule in order to use a label to deploy the downgrade.  Bios version is stored here in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\BIOS

The optional switches for the BIOS installers are:

    NOPAUSE – Run without user prompts. ·
    NOREBOOT – Does not reboot the system when flashing is completed.

    Example 1:


    Completely silent and no reboot; a reboot must occur to upgrade.

    Example 2:

    D620_A09.EXE –NOPAUSE

    Completely silent and includes a forced reboot.

  • jknox i have these settings in my distribution

    http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20121004-chzy-500kb.jpg - brighstarcuit 10 years ago
Posted by: KRN 10 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt


Just upgraded the BIOS of 25 computers and all drivers using the Dell Updates deployment in the K1000. This weekend I upgraded 4 servers: BIOS, harddrive firmware, RAID controller firmware.

If you've got a Dell, you can patch anything.

Posted by: bozadmin 10 years ago
Brown Belt

Dell needs to fix these new bios that are coming with the Latitude E6420 and the Optiplexs all was working fine for me as well up until last month all my new systems are shipping with these and they don't work on the K2000. We have to manually downgrade them before we can image them.

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