Updating drivers e machines
Create a source folder in your Configuration Manager source share and then create sub-folders for each model like this: Extract and copy each BIOS update to the relevant folder.For older models that use Hpq the contents should look like this: And for newer models that use the contents should look like this: Once this has been completed, create a package for each BIOS update without a program and distribute them to your DP’s.You will need to use your file as part of our BIOS update command as you can’t update a BIOS automatically unless you pass the password through as part of the command.
2) Digitrax command station Loco Net to Computer interface As a layout control tool the PR3 is a second generation ...
KB169 PR3 Operational Modes What are the different operational modes available in the PR3?
This is what you would most likely be doing for driver packages.
You don’t need to worry about using anything sneaky to query the SMSBIOSVersion against the Win32_BIOS class.
The PR3 is the combination of two previous Digitrax devices: the PR2 decoder programmer and the MS100 Loco Net to computer interface.
The PR3 can be configured through manual (control panel buttons) or automatically (software) means to perform any one of the following three operations: a) The PR3 can be configured to function as a stand alone decoder programmer.
I’ve focused on HP however the solution I have implemented would work for any vendor, just adjust to suit the utility they offer. If you are enabling Bit Locker as part of your Task Sequence then you should already been using the HP Bios Config Utility to enable your TPM and set your BIOS settings using something like Bios Config /Set: TPMEnable.
And yes to all those SSM fans out there, I know that you can add a step to update the BIOS using that HP utility against a SSM downloaded management source with all the HP updates, however I’m not a fan and have chosen not to use it for various reasons specific to my environment. REPSET /nspwdfile:”password.bin” as part of Run Command Line step with a package.
I definitely did not want to be in a position where we were manually updating BIOS versions.