Dell command | PowerShell provider FAQ

Dell command | PowerShell provider FAQ


Download Related

What is PowerShell Gallery?

PowerShell Gallery is a public repository hosted by Microsoft. You can download and install Dell Command | PowerShell Provider from here. For more information, refer Downloading Dell Command | PowerShell Provider Module from Microsoft Gallery section in user guide. To download the user guide, click Dell Command | PowerShell Provider Documentation


Is there any other place where Dell Command | PowerShell Provider is available for downloading?

You can download Dell Command | PowerShell Provider from the Dell support site also.

Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites for downloading the module from a PowerShell Gallery?

  1. Supported PowerShell version: 5.0 and later.
  2. PowerShell get package manager: nuget-anycpu.exe.

Installation/Uninstallation/Upgrade Related

How can I confirm if the Dell Command |PowerShell Provider module is installed in my system?

After downloading, run the following cmdlet within the Windows PowerShell console: Get-Module –ListAvailable

If you find DellBIOSProvider, you have successfully installed Dell Command |PowerShell Provider module in your system. Then you can import the module and get started. For more information, refer Importing Dell Command | PowerShell Provider section in user guide. To download the user guide, click Dell Command | PowerShell Provider Documentation


Can i upgrade from beta to 1.0?

No, upgrading from beta to 1.0 is not possible. if you have previously installed beta version of Dell Command | PowerShell Provider, remove the folders and files of beta version of this software before installing Dell Command | PowerShell Provider 1.0


Can I uninstall HAPI driver when uninstalling beta version of Dell Command | PowerShell Provider?

Yes, you can uninstall HAPI driver if there is no other tool like DCC or DCM using the hapi driver. Dell Command | PowerShell Provider 1.0 does not require HAPI driver.


Can I import Dell Command | PowerShell Provider module from a shared location?

Yes, Dell Command | PowerShell Provider can be imported from a shared location by enabling this feature:

  1. Go to C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0
  2. Edit the powershell_ise.exe.config file as shown below:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

<configuration>

<startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true">

<supportedRuntime version="v4.0" />

</startup>

<runtime>

<loadFromRemoteSources enabled="true"/>

</runtime>

</configuration>

Functionality Related

Loading module gives warning "WMI-ACPI is not supported". What does that mean?
Dell Command | PowerShell Provider runs only on supported platforms with the latest BIOS. To see the complete list of supported platforms please click here and see Compatible Systems.


How can I get possible values for a particular attribute?

To get the possible values for a particular attribute, run the following command:

Get-Item -Path | Select PossibleValues


What can I do using Dell Command | PowerShell Provider?

You can configure the BIOS settings of your system using Dell Command | PowerShell Provider. See Overview section.


Can I use Dell Command | PowerShell Provider in non-Windows Dell client systems?

No, Dell Command | PowerShell Provider can be used only on systems running Windows PowerShell console, and therefore cannot be used on a non-Windows Dell client system.


How can I get the list of all supported attributes?

To get the list of all supported attributes, after you have imported the module, run the following command:

Get-DellBiosSettings


How can I clear TPM?

The TPM feature can be cleared only from the BIOS setup screen. In the BIOS setup screen, click Security, and then click TPMSecurity. Select the Clear option and restart the system to apply the changes.


How can I disable the SecureBoot feature?

The SecureBoot feature can be disabled only from the BIOS setup screen. In the BIOS setup screen, click Secure Boot, and then click Secure Boot Enable. Select the Disabled option to disable the SecureBoot feature.




Article ID: SLN312325

Last Date Modified: 08/20/2018 11:15 AM


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