Desktopcentral allows you patch bios's for dell machines, however, if your machine is setup with a Admin/Setup Password that locks down bios settings the computer will not update because it wants a the correct bios password.
Currently, you would have to turn off the bios password for all machines, then run the bios update from from desktopcentral, then turn bios password back on for all machines making this a tedious 3 day process, at best, making sure all machines get their patches.
Currently, my institution has to download the bios manually for all the devices in need and create a custom config that has the correct password switch passthrough for the bios update. I would also have to make sure I get all the correct devices selected from list of device types and models. The switch for the bios password for bios exe is /p=""
Can there a be a prompt for input or command line addition for the silent switches for a bios password on the exe used for bios patching in patch management?