Set Bios passwords remotely

Hi,

How can i set Bios passwords on all machines in my network and even supervisor passwords.

Can this be done remotely.

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Sharath
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avoginiCommented:
The BIOS is linked directly to the system hardware itself, and its only accessible on initial booting of the device, so there really isn't any way to 'push' a BIOS password out over the network.

However, you may wish to call your hardware vendor; they may have a solution for you, but I would have to assume the only way for it to work would be to have all identical machines with the same BIOS revision.
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
       Unfortunately the answer is: No this can not be done remotely. Also the hardware vendor wont have a released solution about this yet.

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ABLComputersCommented:
Yes You can set a password on a BIOS Remotely but I will not recommend it because you will still have to go on-site if problems.  This can be done by write a script to do so.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE A BIOS PASSWORD IS IN PLACE YOU HAVE LOCK YOURSELF OUT REMOTELY. THE COMPUTER WILL NEED THE PASSWORD TO BOOT.

BUT i will give you this link.
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/14/view.asp?id=7168
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
ABL...

Any way to give me the tool and command to run please....
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ABLComputersCommented:
What type of BIOS is it? Also type of Computer?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
How can i find what type of BIOS.
Type of computer
I have GX520,GX380,GX240,GX260,Dell rackservers2650,2850
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ABLComputersCommented:
The Link I have provided in the original post has a link to dells website which tells you how to do so.
Here it is
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/14/view.asp?id=7168

This link has the script for Dell system BIOS also links to the Dell System Utility to conduct the task.  
http://www.myitforum.com/articles/11/view.asp?id=5494 

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ABLComputersCommented:
Once you have a BiOS Password set the computer will only start when you input the password.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Where can i download this software...
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ABLComputersCommented:
The only thing you have to Download is the Dell Client management Or Dell Open management software. This should have been shipped with your Server but any way here is a link to DL it.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=r74660&fileid=97451

The Dell Client Management Software you can get from
http://www.altiris.com/Products/DellClientManager.aspx

Here is another link that can help you.
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=oplex_bios&message.id=8339&c=us&l=en&cs=&s=gen

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bsharathAuthor Commented:
The first link which you gave does not work on my rack servers.
The second link does not have a download option..
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Is this a software which can manage all machines?
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ABLComputersCommented:
Yes.
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