Change settings in Bios remotely

Posted on 2013-09-29
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Last Modified: 2013-10-07
Change settings in Bios remotely

We have few hundred laptops which are HP and we want to change the BIOS setting to enable Wireless for all these laptops.
is there a remote way we can do this

Windows 7 systems

Question by:mtthompsons
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alienvoice earned 1000 total points
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This may help you in your request.

HP Systems Software Manager

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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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actually you can't ! you even can't modify the BIOS settings from the machine itself inside windows! you have to reboot and enter bios manually.
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by:Pramod Ubhe
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indeed, there is no way to do bios changes remotely or without reboot.
at the most you can write a document and have users do it their-self.

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Christopher Jay Wolff earned 1000 total points
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Hello mtthompsons.

alienvoice sounded right on, then, refinement from samnasser sounded right, then I found some information from HP.  The release notes for SSM say they recently broke out system ROM updates into a separate softpaq and call it HPQFlash.  Then this HP article below says, for sysadmins with networks of PCs to update, HPQFlash can be deployed through SSM. but that HPQFlash requires Windows Management Interface (WMI) service to be installed and running on target machines.  See first paragraph page 5.

then Microsoft's explanation of WMI...


So the documentation seems to think that you can do it.  I'll bet if you could talk to someone that has successfully done it, you'd probably like that huh?  :)  Hope you figure it out.

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