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HI,

 

We are're having trouble  creating an additional BIOS user trouhf the BCU 3.2.3.1 . For

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/whitepapers/BIOS_Configuration_Utility_User_Guide.pdf

 

When we run the command:

 

BIOSConfigUtility.exe /CreateUser:"user01","user1.bin” /cspwd:”pwd.bin”

We always get error 16=BCU: Unable to write to file or system

 

The password files are created with the HPQPswd.

WMI root\HP\InstrumentedBIOS  is there. And all other BCU tasks are working. LIke setting the Admin password, removing a user, set additional settings. But either this is a bug in the BCU or we are really missing something.

 

Is someone able to create a biosuser with an password with BCU 3.2.3.1?

 

Any help is much appreciated.

 

Cheers Jeroen

 

 

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Hi Jax,

 

What models of systems are you working with ?

 

 

Create User is only available on certain business notebooks.

 

It is not present in any desktops or workstations.

 

I expect all EliteBooks to have it and most probooks.

These have HP developed BIOS'es.

 

Since you report that you can set/remove an admin password, if these are notebooks, you should be able to create a BIOS user.  If they are desktops or workstations, I

 

 

I have also sent a private message.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Richard

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Hi Richard,

 

We have this not working on all the latest G820 G840 and Zbooks. I'll try to get a word from the BCU guys.

 

Thanks for your support!

 

Cheers

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The /cspwd:”pwd.bin” parameter needs to be: /cspwdfile:”pwd.bin”.

 

BCU 3.2.3.1 worked on my ZBook 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HI Pterodactyl

 

Well we tried this as well. BUt nothing seems to be working. We are even unable to do it on older models with an older version on older models. Plain text passwords.

 

 

Can it be realted to any Bios setting which is preventing this?

 

Cheers Jeroen

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Make sure you reboot after a few unsuccessful tries, the BIOS locks the system as a security measure. Even the correct password will fail until next reboot.

 

Also make sure the keyboard is one of the more common languages, BIOS support is somewhat limited.

 

 

 

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