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05-08-2018 12:27 PM
I'm working on configuring our companies workstations and mobile devices AMT settings. We want to disable AMT in light of the security vulnerabilities they afford.
Some of our workstations have BIOS passwords that we are unable to change. To test, we created a new password with HPQPswd64.exe. We ran the BIOS Configuration Utility on a test machine that has a BIOS password and we're getting this message
.\BiosConfigUtility64.exe /Set:"Z440-Workstation-AMT-Disable.txt" /nspwdfile:"biospassword.bin"
<BIOSCONFIG Version="" Computername="COMPUTERNAME" Date="2018/05/08" Time="11:13:22" UTC="-7">
<ERROR msg="Unable to process command. Password is set, but no password file is provided" />
<ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" />
Anyone had this issue before?
05-08-2018 12:43 PM
Have you tried pushing the CMOS clear button???
Zoom-in lower right hand corner.
05-08-2018 12:51 PM
Seems a bug in the 64bit ConfigUtility tool or the AMT try the workarounds below
set a password for AMT, ( i suspect this is the cause of the error 10 in your case)
try specifying the full path to the TPMEnable.REPSET file
create the password bin file with the 32-bit password application and not the 64-bit,
but use the 64-bit utility to assign the password and config txt file during the task sequence.
05-09-2018 11:32 AM
I think my issue is that my test machine has a BIOS password set on it. My fault, Duh.
Most of our systems don't have a password so I'll work on testing with them next, should be good.
I've also opted to install MIK in our SCCM world which appears to be able to do much of this automagically. I am running into issues with creating policies there but that's for another post!