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How do I read BIOS Settings without any external software

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I would like to check the BIOS settings in a running server with OS Windows Server 2003.  Please provide a method were I need not install any software as the same will not be permitted in the live server environment.  However I will be allowed use scripting and using Windows OS objects to get the info.

Thanks in advance.
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 500 total points
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I would recommend using Microsoft tool WMIC

Type in command-line

wmic bios get /?

there you will find all switches what you can get from BIOS
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Thanks iSiek,
This is a good pointer.  My immediate specific requirement is to check whether all servers are having set with password for BIOS Setting.  Can you guide me with the correct command.
As I am new to BIOS level information as well as WMIC, the exact command can save me a lot of time.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Unfortunately there is no default option for BIOS password :/
You need to dig in the Internet for special snap-in for your mainboard manufacturer to use password from command-line.
Could you give me a mainboard name and its type, please? I would try to find info :)
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iSiek,
Thanks.  Looks there is no shortcuts.  I will ask a team to work in these lines and accomplish the task.
Thanks a lot for valuable guidance.
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You're welcome and wish you luck :)
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