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Command Update 3.1 '-reboot' switch not working/installing BIOS

I am attempting to use the CLI option of the Dell Command Update application to trigger BIOS updates on a few Optiplex models, I am using:

"dcu-cli.exe /applyUpdates -reboot=enable"

When this is run it finds the new BIOS, downloads it and states its "Installing" but it does not reboot nor does the BIOS update. I have the tool configured beforehand using:

"dcu-cli /configure -scheduleManual -updateType=bios -biosPassword="password""

Is it a bug, or am I missing something? 

Thanks

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Re: Command Update 3.1 '-reboot' switch not working/installing BIOS

Hi @D_Nash 

I thought I had the same issue the other day, but maybe I didn't wait long enough for the PC to reboot.  It seems that sometimes computers start shutting down within a minute and other times it takes significantly longer.  Maybe  it randomises the delay before the reboot?

In any case, I just did a couple of of machines using the following command and they all eventually rebooted themselves after a BIOS update.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\CommandUpdate\dcu-cli.exe" /applyUpdates -outputlog="C:\Temp\Dell-Update.log" -reboot=enable

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Re: Command Update 3.1 '-reboot' switch not working/installing BIOS

I have similar but reverse issue. I run "dcu-cli.exe /applyUpdates -reboot=disable" and there are a few machines that actually reboot after a BIOS install and some done. Is this a bug?

Does Dell look at these messages?

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