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Disable USB Boot - BIOS

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We have a requirement to disable USB boot from bios and put a password on all our machines. Is there any utility which can help us do this through network instead of going to every machine and doing so?

 

I am unfamiliar with HP BIOS Configuration Utility since I have never used it, if anyone could share how to do this via the BCU utility, it would be great.

 

 

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To use HP BCU to modify the BIOS settings and set/modify password,,

 

1.  Download the BCU utility softpaq from HP CMS Download Library under the "Resource" from Manageability website

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/clientmanagement/overview.html

 

2. Extract BCU softpaq (current is sp71412) to install its content to the folder as shown in the picture below

 

BCU_Install_Dir.PNG

3. From a commandline windows, change the directory to BCU contents/file store

 

a. Get the repset file with this command line:

BiosConfigUtility.exe /get:repset.txt

 

The repset.txt is created in the same BCU file store

 

b. Open repset.txt and modify the setting you want to apply to the system and save it.

 

c.  Apply the modified repset by running this command line:

BiosConfigUtility.exe /set:repset.txt

 

d.  To set new password, run this command line

BiosConfigUtility.exe /nspwdfile:"password.bin"

 

Note:

you need to create an encrypted password bin file using HPQPswd utility.  The HPQPswd utility can be downloaded from the Manageability website.

 

For more command line parameters and the BCU usage, please refer to the BCU user guide that can be downloaded from  Manageability website  (look for HP CMS Whitepapers link under the "Resources"

 

Thx

 

 

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