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04-01-2022 06:26 AM - edited 04-01-2022 07:02 AM
I'm adding some BIOS upgrades in SCCM. By downloading the latest BIOS for our fleet of EliteBooks 840's i've noticed the softpaq (SP138919) contains 2 bin files. These bin files refer to S70/S73 BIOS types:
I need to relate these .bin files to the correct system, but the CVA-file contains:
SysName01=HP ELITEBOOK 830 G7,HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7,HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Mobile
SysName02=HP ELITEBOOK 850 G7,HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Mobile,HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7 Mobile
So... we only have the EliteBook 840 (0x8723): but to what .bin-file does this correspond? The S70 or the S73 .bin-file?
Or am i missing something obvious?
Thanks in advance
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04-03-2022 03:46 AM - edited 04-03-2022 03:46 AM
Install HP Client management Script Library.
then read the value "System BIOS Version" in this way
Get-HPBIOSSettingValue -name "System BIOS Version"
on my unit (a desktop PC) I get: S21 Ver. 02.10.00 01/10/2022
where S21 is the BIOS family.
In this way you discover is your fleet has S70 or S73.
I guess S70 is used when the graphics card is Intel UMA and S73 when it's an AMD card.
04-04-2022 07:59 AM - edited 04-04-2022 08:01 AM
Thank you sir 🙂
Although your input provides some valuable insights i do think i should clarify my intentions. I'm using System Center Configuration Manager to deploy to a few thousands notebooks with varying types and models. It's not easy to manually go check this for every system. Let me give you a example:
I use SP137119 for the HP ProBook 640 G4 contains 3 system ID's: 0x83D2, 0x8416 and 0x844A. It also contains 2 bin files: Q83 and A77. To be sure which bin file was needed on the ProBook 640 G4 i had with me, i did:
PowerShell: Get-WMIObject win32_bios, which gave me: SMSBIOSBIOSVersion: Q83 Ver. 1.19.00
Then i subsequently did:
PowerShell: Get-WMIObject win32_BaseBoard, which gave me: Product: 8416
This provides me enough information. I am now confident that:
System ID 8416 is linked to BIOS Q83 type.
System ID 83D2 is linked to ?
System ID 844A is linked to ?
It is not doable to query this for every system ID.
04-05-2022 06:01 AM
BIOS update could be done in several ways if you have installed , on the clients , HP Client Management Script Library (supported on computer build in last 3/4 years)
example, you just run this on a PC, you don't need to know the SysID, PC will download latest available BIN file compatible with the motherboard , and flash it.
get-hpBiosUpdates -flash -download -bitlocker suspend -yes
or you can you
get-HPBiosWindowsUpdate -flash -yes
in these case the BIOS will be updated to latest version available via WU , it could be older than the one available with previous command.
Hi hope this help, it's a different method that the one you are using.
Another way, it to use HP ImageAssistant just to update the BIOS , from HP web site (online mode) or from an internal shared folder (offline mode).
also in this way you don't need to know the SysID.