Ok there has to be an easy way to do this but after hours of searching and trying I cannot find an answer.  If I use Dell CCTK to make a Self Contained Executable of the BIOS settings how can I push it out through the KACE1000?

I added the SCE to the software inventory and then made a distribution package as I would most other software but it fails with an extraction code 9 or something.

Of course Dell's instructions on deploying this are useless.   I wish someone would put together a clear step by step guide on what to do once you have configured your BIOS settings and exported it to an EXE or something.

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Answered 07/19/2012 by: dugullett
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  • Thank You for that link. It is exactly what I was looking for but unfortunately when I follow the steps to creat the KScript and upload my EXE and run it nothing happens on the computer and no changes are made. I am not sure why. Of course when I try to run the EXE manually nothing happens too and gives me an extraction code 9 error.
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Success.   I had to set it to run as the local admin account but it seems to work.  I think I had to do that because the machine was logged off.

Thank You for your help and response

Answered 07/20/2012 by: bwilkerson
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Ok it looks like it could be a UAC problem.  I ran it originally from my Domain Admin account run as administrator and it did not work.  Ran it as the local system admin normally and it did not work.  This time I ran it under the local system admin and also selected run as administrator and I was able to manually run the SCE on a system with no errors.   Now to apply this to my KScript and see if it works.

Answered 07/20/2012 by: bwilkerson
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If you install the cctk on your machines you can push commands out instead of creating exe's

"c:\program files\dell\cctk\x86\cctk.exe" bootorder --sequence=hdd.1,hdd.2,embnic,usbdev,cdrom --valsetuppwd=********

Answered 07/23/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • @Smal.tmcc,
    How you do push out the settings, with my environment the scripting thing isn't work very well as not all the machines check in at the same time. I would rather push this out as MI as then I can expect it will only get pushed to a machine once
    • you can create a batch file that runs the command and also makes a empty file or registry entry. You then create a CIR that looks for the file or reg entry and attach the bat to that and push the CIR as an MI.
      • Thanks very much, feeling really stupid that I didn't think of that now! :)
      • How would you run the batch as it needs admin access? I've tried to run this as system and it is failing.
        Here is the batch file I have so far:
        @echo off
        IF %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% == AMD64 (
        C:\windows\syswow64\cmd.exe /c "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Command Configure\X86_64\cctk.exe" -o=/C:\install\logs\BIOS_CCTK.txt
        )ELSE (
        C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c "C:\Program Files\Dell\Command Configure\X86\cctk.exe" -o=/C:\install\logs\BIOS_CCTK.txt
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