Dell Command | Configure

Dell Command | Configure

NOTE: Dell Command | Configure 4.0 or later requires platforms supporting WMI-ACPI BIOS. The complete functionalities of Dell Command | Configure is available for the supported platforms, refer the Supported Platforms for more information.
NOTE: Ensure SMM Security Mitigation BIOS Feature is Disabled on applicable platforms running Linux operating systems. Dell Command | Configure on Linux operating systems will not work as intended if SMM Security Mitigation BIOS feature is Enabled.
NOTE: Dell Command | Configure 4.1 or later Supported Features Nomenclature (Names along with its Configuration Possible Value Names) have been refreshed across CLI and GUI. Dell Command | Configure even though is Backward Compatible for the Older Nomenclature, it is highly advisable to migrate/create Scripts to start using these Newer Features Nomenclature.
View the complete list of the Newer and the Older Nomenclature Knowledged Base
NOTE: Error codes have been changed with Dell Command | Configure 4.1. Please refer updated codes in Downloads section.
For the limited functionalities on non WMI-ACPI complaint platforms, see Windows SMM Security Mitigations Table Compliance section in Dell Command | Configure User's guide.

NOTE: Dell Command | Configure 4.2.0 or later user might see an error message as "Importing ini file is failing for some features. For more information, check the log." during SCE execution or INI import. This happens when a feature is dependent on other features or needs different environment during configuration. For example - Enabling LegacyOrom when SecureBoot is enabled. To disable SoftGuardEn needs OSMM mode.

Dell Command | Configure is a packaged software application that provides configuration capability to business client platforms.

This product consists of a Command Line Interface (CLI) and Graphical User Interface (GUI) to configure various BIOS features. Dell Command | Configure supports following Windows and Linux operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, Windows Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Ubuntu Desktop 16.04, Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 and Ubuntu Server 18.04.

This is the 4.2 version of Dell Command | Configure.


Fixes in the Release

Fix: Dell Command | Configure sets an unknown password for the BIOS issue has been resolved

Description: While running the following command cctk.exe --setuppwd --valsetuppwd=abcd1234, Dell Command | Configure displays Only validation option. No actions will be performed. Password is set successfully message issue has been resolved now.

Fix: Local package takes few seconds to load for the first time issue has been resolved

Description: Once you launch the GUI Application for the first time, the local system package takes few seconds to load. As a result of that, the application takes few seconds to display the data grid. This delay is not observed during the next cycle onwards issue has been resolved now.

Fix: GUI Application takes few seconds to exit if closed immediately after launch issue has been resolved
Description: Once you launch the GUI Application and close it immediately, the closure is delayed by few seconds. This happens for the first time and is not observed during the next cycle onwards issue has been resolved now.

Fix: Issue in validating the feature for non enum types has been resolved

Fix: Issues observed on the platforms where System and Setup Passwords are not supported has been resolved

Fix: Dell Command | Configure SCE crashes once you enter " in any of the following fields: Passwords, Asset, or PropOwntag issue has been resolved

New in the Release

  • Updated attribute names and possible values.
  • Support for the following new BIOS attributes:  

  • Enhanced Bootorder to uniquely identify the UEFI bootable devices and also you can configure the same using the short form.
  • If a feature is failing in the INI file, then the following error message is displayed "Importing ini file is failing for some features." For more information, check the log, error code is 146.
  • For Bootorder features, if BootListType option is not provided, then the default option is applied to the settings of the Legacy Bootorder. Apply settings to UEFI Bootorder for non-Legacy devices.

Known Issue

Description: 146 error is displayed during "SCE execution or INI import" when feature is not supported on the system.
Resolution: To solve this user need to remove KeyBoardBackLightColor feature from ini. This will be addressed in the upcoming release.

Previous Releases
Dell Command | Configure 4.1
Dell Command | Configure 4.0
Dell Command | Configure 3.3
Dell Command | Configure 3.2
Dell Command | Configure 3.1.2
Dell Command | Configure 3.1
Dell Command | Configure 3.0

Whitepapers/Technical Documents:


1. Activating the TPM with Dell Command | Configure

2. Setting the BIOS defaults using Dell Command | Configure

Article ID: SLN311302

Last Date Modified: 05/14/2019 07:02 AM

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