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spgsit
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Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

Recently deployed xx number of OP3040 machines. Obviously WoL is a must. Default BIOS setup does not have it enabled, but using cctk from Dell Client Command Suite makes it easy during SCCM deployment (Win 7 x64)

So I have exported .exe with all required WoL settings (inc deepsleep DISABLE) and BIOS system password set.

Exe runs fine in Task Sequence, all settings get applied, but NOT activated.

At this point I can power off Windows, restart, power off again, WoL is NOT active (yet the deepsleep is definitely set to disable)

All I needed to do on EACH machine:

F2 get to BIOS

type password

exit

I did NOT apply anything, I did not make any other changes (just in & out)

Instantly WoL started working correctly

Surely that is a but in either cctk and/or latest BIOS for OP 3040?

Anybody else noticed?

Seb

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spgsit
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

Nobody? Noticed, used, have the hardware?

ilop
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

Hello Spgsit, we enconter a simillar issue with WOL and op 3040. 

Did you fix it ? 

we test it on windos 7 and Wiin 8.1 WOL ko after few minutes of powerdown . 

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spgsit
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

There is NO isssue with WoL, the issue is that silent settings push does not get activated unless one logs into BIOS of the machine once.

WoL in Win 8 & above - support.microsoft.com/.../2776718

Seb

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RoHe
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

Dummy question:

What happens if BIOS is not password protected before you run your .exe?

If there's a password, could this be a security feature that requires one BIOS log-in to allow WOL to be enabled, even though you don't make any additional changes after logging in? 

Just a thought...

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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spgsit
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

There is NO BIOS password to start with, it is blank brand new machine. Pasword gets set in the unattended config.

It is only WoL options that do NOT work, unless one logs in to the BIOS once, without need to do anything at all (just login & exit)

To me it sounds like bug (config written, but not fully applied)

Seb

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RoHe
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

I understand that. But what if you don't set a password in the unattended config?

And yes, I  also understand that you'd have to set the password afterwards, but just trying to understand the issue...

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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spgsit
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RE: Optiplex 3040 cctk BIOS settings WoL

Sorry, I have no time to test it, I rather login once to BIOS

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