Updating the bios
This is to ensure that the devices BIOS settings are always configured with a password before my BIOS update step runs.
This avoids the scenario where a BIOS update is attempted using a password switch where that device doesn’t have a password set. Having said all of this, if you don’t set passwords for your BIOS or don’t enable Bit Locker then ignore the last few paragraphs!
Here is a solution to update your BIOS versions using a Configuration Manager task sequence.
When the Firmware Update page opens, click Choose File Navigate to your update and select it.
Check the box next to the firmware update under Update Details.
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.
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.If someone could tell me how to do this I would greatly appreciate it. More specifically the fact that I’ve needed to apply them to some of my older HP Desktops and Laptops so we could deploy Windows 10 1511 reliably.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.I definitely did not want to be in a position where we were manually updating BIOS versions.This guide will help you flash (update) your BIOS by taking the right precautions and walking you through each step.