Dell Optiplex - "enable admin setup lockout"

Posted on 2014-10-30
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
We have a couple of new OptiPlex, and I want to make sure that other people will lock up with their "enable admin setup lockout"  Obviously, I can login as the bios, I know that "enable admin setup lockout", but what does it mean?

Thank you.
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Admin Setup Lockout
( This option is disabled by default )      
Enable Admin Setup Lockout allows you to disable the option to enter setup when an admin password is set.
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If you Enable Admin Setup Lockout, then only via admin password can the setup be entered.

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So, when I enable password lockout, nobody else can login to and get into the BIOS?

Thank you.
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When the admin enables Admin Setup Lockout, then the Admin password is required to enter BIOS setup.

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