Bios updating tools
EDIT: I haven't bought it yet, so i'm open to suggestions if you think I should buy a different SDD.
Hello, with my new build I'm planning to get a SDD for the first time.
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This saves you attempting to flash the bios with the same version during your task sequence.
In order for the BIOS to apply the system will require a shutdown.
For this purpose Lenovo recommend either using a command-line shutdown or setting the SMSTSPost Action variable set to use the “SMSTSPost Action” variable and the value set to “More info at – https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Enterprise-Client-Management/M800-M900-BIOS-Update-in-SCCM-2012/td-p/3493768.
Nicke Källén also has a blog post with an alternative method for getting past the shutdown requirement – BIOS Packages – Note that due to changes in the way in which the packages are named and the comments included, you will need to remove and replace your existing Lenovo BIOS packages created with this tool.
BIOS Update Script (Lenovo): https://github.com/Nickolaj A/Power Shell/blob/master/Config Mgr/OS Deployment/Invoke-Lenovo BIOSUpdate.ps1 In the below screenshot you can see the process of matching an available download to the model currently running the task sequence: In this next screenshot you can see an output of the bios update log: Having had a lot of feedback recently from community members with Lenovo based client deployments it became clear that matching Lenovo models based on the method was somewhat hit and miss for some Lenovo models.BIOS Package Detection Script (At least version 1.0.4): https://github.com/SCConfig Mgr/Config Mgr/blob/master/Operating System Deployment/BIOS/Invoke-CMDownload BIOSPackage.ps1 In order to cater for Lenovo systems we have created an update script which looks at the content of the downloaded package and determines the update method to apply.