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I am not advocating to not use BIOS passwords, you should absolutely be using them in order to lock down settings that should not be changed (like Boot Order).
You may have to get clever and write a compiled exe that masks the password(s) in your environment (yes – I know that even this can be cracked depending on how it is done, but at least it is more secure than clear text log files or bin files).
The Install Application and Install Package task sequence steps only run under a full operating system and not Win PE, so those methods eliminate the bare metal scenarios.
Sure, we could create another task sequence or a duplicate package that just does bare metal, but now we have twice as much to manage, update and maintain – no thanks!
The problem is some vendor models currently only support a 32-bit flash utility.
If a system is configured for UEFI (or we are doing BIOS to UEFI in a single task – yes, this is possible now), then you need to use the corresponding boot image architecture.
This is going to be 64-bit for modern PC systems (within the last four years or so).
Long story short, be sure to check with the vendor of the models that you currently support in order to handle those exceptions (or get rid of them and buy something you can support).
A bin file is downloaded to the cache (or TS working directory) at some point in the process and you do not need the password in order to make changes (including clearing the password) as long as you have the bin file.If they do not understand what you are asking, then start seeking alternative disk encryption products (like Bit Locker).So, here are my tips and tricks in a nutshell when flashing the BIOS: In an upcoming blog series, I will be covering off some of my tips and tricks on how to deploy BIOS updates in a modular, dynamic fashion during a Task Sequence (bonus – the same method can be used for drivers as well).Another important point, both the HP and Lenovo flash BIOS utilities require the Win PE-HTA component to be included in the Win PE boot image.Do not ask me why, I just know that it does not work without it.