VMWare Export OVF but maintain BIOS configuration

I am trying to find a way to export an OVF image of a VM from vSphere but maintain the BIOS settings (specifically the BIOS administrator password). At the moment if I export a VM and then reimport it the BIOS settings are lost.

Any ideas?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The BIOS information is stored in the nvram file, and this is not exported.

but if you copy the file manually, or use a third party backup tool, it will backup and restore this file.

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Blowfelt82Author Commented:
That sounds promising... do you know where i can find the file and then associate it with an import?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will not be able to associate it with the import.

the file is in the VM folder, and can use the datastore browser to download and upload.
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