The next step you will need to do is to download all the latest BIOS versions from the HP website for your models.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.Moving forwards this was going to be an issue as we are looking to upgrade our entire business to Windows 10 CBB later in the year.
And yes to all those SSM fans out there, I know that you can add a step to update the BIOS using that HP utility against a SSM downloaded management source with all the HP updates, however I’m not a fan and have chosen not to use it for various reasons specific to my environment. REPSET /nspwdfile:”password.bin” as part of Run Command Line step with a package.
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.
The BIOS revisions listed below have been found to cause an error with Bit Locker where it will not enable/resume when TPM is in TPM 2.0 mode.
If you have recently updated your system BIOS to the version below please update again to the new version available on Dell Support Site to resolve the issue.
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 have my enable TPM / Import REPSET file steps before my Update BIOS steps in my task sequence.
Create a folder for the model of PC relevant to the BIOS update, then set a WMI Query so it will only run against that model.
This is what you would most likely be doing for driver packages.
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.
Now add some update BIOS steps to your Task Sequence.
You will then be prompted to enter the recovery key to progress and the system will ask for this on each reboot.