Command for updating group policy
Create a source folder in your Configuration Manager source share and then create sub-folders for each model like this: Extract and copy each BIOS update to the relevant folder.
For older models that use Hpq the contents should look like this: And for newer models that use the contents should look like this: Once this has been completed, create a package for each BIOS update without a program and distribute them to your DP’s.
You will need to use your file as part of our BIOS update command as you can’t update a BIOS automatically unless you pass the password through as part of the command.
Also note that if you try to update a HP BIOS and you have bitlocker enabled there is a suspend bitlocker switch which I haven’t needed to use. Here is a link to the HP BIOS Configuration Utility Guide which also explains how you can you generate a file if required.
I definitely did not want to be in a position where we were manually updating BIOS versions.
Here is a solution to update your BIOS versions using a Configuration Manager task sequence.
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In the Command line for older BIOS updates that use hpq specify the command hpq -s.
If you have a password set on your BIOS use hpq -s For newer models that use specify the command -s -r. The last step is to add a Restart Computer step which is an absolute must for obvious reasons.