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Script for remote BIOS admin password change on multiple computers RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to find a script that I can use to change all of the BIOS admin passwords throughout my network.   There is no current passwords set. Can anyone assist in this?  I would greatly appreciate the help. I can change general BIOS settings but not the passwords remotely right now.
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:04 PM

Answers

  • for HP computers you'll need the HP BiosConfigUtility

    check out their site: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_BCU.html

    you'll need to build a repset file. this is best done by getting the current config from a configured machine or from a machine that hasn't been modified, making your changes, and then setting the config on the target machine(s).

    The user guide is not included in the download, but it is linked in the above page right at the top.   Once you have all the pieces you'll just need a script to put it all together.  note changing these settings will put BitLocker in recovery mode if you're using it, so suspend it before making the change(s).


    • Edited by -Nick Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:07 PM noticed the user guide link
    • Proposed as answer by -Nick Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Boe ProxMVP, Moderator Sunday, July 26, 2015 3:34 AM
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:56 PM

All replies

  • Check with your PC manufacturer for utilities that can do this.

    Some can, some can't.


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    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:18 PM
  • I talked to them. They said to submit a problem ticket in which the system didn't process it. Just trying to reach out to see if anyone else has done it with an hp 8300 small form factor pc. Thanks.
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:10 PM
  • Okay, perhaps someone here has had some experience with that particular model.

    I'd suggest posting in the HP forums rather than a Microsoft admin scripting forum though.

    Good luck.


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    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:20 PM
  • for HP computers you'll need the HP BiosConfigUtility

    check out their site: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_BCU.html

    you'll need to build a repset file. this is best done by getting the current config from a configured machine or from a machine that hasn't been modified, making your changes, and then setting the config on the target machine(s).

    The user guide is not included in the download, but it is linked in the above page right at the top.   Once you have all the pieces you'll just need a script to put it all together.  note changing these settings will put BitLocker in recovery mode if you're using it, so suspend it before making the change(s).


    • Edited by -Nick Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:07 PM noticed the user guide link
    • Proposed as answer by -Nick Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Boe ProxMVP, Moderator Sunday, July 26, 2015 3:34 AM
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:56 PM