I am trying to deploy a BIOS upgrade to Optiplex 7050 computers using a deploy software (PDQ Deploy).
So I need to know the parameters for the silent install and setup password. The file I want to deploy is: OptiPlex_7050_1.9.2.exe
I found this old article in Dell.com (year 2013):
Utilizing The Recommended Windows Switches
Below is an example output from the Latitude E6520 BIOS executable “E6520A05.exe”. General usage:
Typical Syntax: Filename.exe [/<option1>[=<value1>]] [/<option2>[=<value2>]] Option - Description: (none) - Display of graphical user interface for guided update. /? or /h - Displays this Dell System BIOS Update usage information. /s - Suppresses all graphical user interfaces of the BIOS System BIOS Update. /l= - Define a specific path for the Dell System BIOS Update log file. /f - Override a soft dependency error returned from the Dell System BIOS Update. NOTE: Requires /s option. /r - Reboot the system to complete the update. NOTE: Requires /s option. /p= - Provide the BIOS password (if needed) to perform the BIOS update.
Example(s): Update the system silently: Filename.exe /s Change from the default log location (example target path: C:\my path with spaces\log.txt) Filename.exe /l=”C:\my path with spaces\log.txt” Force update to continue (even on “soft” qualification errors): Filename.exe /s /f"
It seems that these parameters are not working any more.
Re: 7050, BIOS upgrade with command line parameters
Apologies for the delayed response. If you run the file from a CMD window (run as administrator) and use /? after the .exe file name it will give you the list of available switch options (OptiPlex_7050_1.9.2.exe /?)