05/03/2005 4602 views
I can use WMI to extract the W32 data but how can you actually make *changes... ie boot order .. any takers?

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You will not be able to write anything to the computers BIOS via WMI as this definitely would be known as a security vulnerability!

PS: Just imagine if a virus was created to alter the boot order of a computer or even disable the IDE controllers in a computer. Every newbie computer owner would be taking their computer back to the techies and the techies could charge them to fix it. hmmmmm..... bad idea
Answered 05/03/2005 by: brenthunter2005
Fifth Degree Brown Belt

'bad idea' strange that a few of the vendors supply unsupported WMI scripts... ah well what do they know [;)]

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Answered 05/04/2005 by: Tony Montana
Senior Yellow Belt

I'm very interested to know if you have or had any scripts that can change information in the BIOS. Are you able to post these unsupported WMI scripts that you posted about? Could be very interesting...
Answered 05/04/2005 by: brenthunter2005
Fifth Degree Brown Belt

Depending on what manufacturer a lot of them have applications that can let you do that now.

If you have an HP device you can run the SSM software and it will let you configure your Bios, do a Bios upgrade, and do any driver updates that you may need do to as long as its one of the newer models.

Answered 05/16/2005 by: jwarner777
Senior Yellow Belt