We are trying to set our BIOS password, and settings, using the BIOS Configuration utility.
On older models we are using version 126.96.36.199 with plaintext passwords with no problems.
On newer models we are using version 188.8.131.52 and we are finding that setting the password works first time only. On machines previously configured with the new version of BCU it fails with a return value of "10 - Failed to change Setup Password. This may not be a supported platform or the new password is not valid for this platform."
If we have previously set the password manually, BCU works fine.
If we have previously set the password with BCU, and we reapply the same password, it works (it returns 0)
If we have previously set the password with BCU, and we reapply the new password, it fails (it returns 10)
Manually change the BIOS password on the machine allows BCU to then work its magic, or we can go back to using the older tool, but would rather not go round hundreds of machines to rectify this issue (that's why we're using BCU).
Specifying the path file names relatively or absolutely makes no difference.
Is this a known issue? Is there a workaround? Or does it sound like I'm being daft?
<BIOSCONFIG Version="184.108.40.206" Computername="HW-SRG12-PC017" Date="2015/05/27" Ti me="08:47:55" UTC="1" > <ERROR msg="Failed to change Setup Password. This may not be a supported platfor m or the new password is not valid for this platform." /> <ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" /> </BIOSCONFIG>
I've also done some testing with restarts and it looks like restarting between steps 2 and 3 seems to work which suggests there may be some caching of the passwords per session?
Because we have a range of potential BIOS passwords (or no password) we have a script that tries the possible variations and this is failing. It tries first with no password, so I'm wondering if that might put the BCU into some sort of 'lock' state?
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