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Dell Command | Configure

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

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Affected Products:

Dell Command | Configure

Affected Operating Systems:

Windows 11
Windows 10
Windows Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Ubuntu Desktop 16.04
Ubuntu Desktop18.04
Ubuntu Server 18.04
Ubuntu Desktop 20.04

  • 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, reference Supported Platforms/BIOS reference list for Dell Command Configure, Dell Command Monitor, and Dell Command PowerShell Provider for more information.
  • Ensure that SMM Security Mitigation BIOS Feature is Disabled on applicable platforms running Linux operating systems. Dell Command | Configure on Linux operating systems does not work as intended if SMM Security Mitigation BIOS feature is Enabled.
  • Dell Command | Configure 4.1 or later Supported Features Nomenclature (names along with its Configuration Possible Value Names) have been refreshed across Command Line Interface (CLI) and User Interface (UI). Dell Command | Configure even though is Backward Compatible for the Older Nomenclature, it is highly advisable to migrate or create Scripts to start using these Newer Features Nomenclature. View the complete list of the newer and the older nomenclature at Reference list for updated names of attributes and possible values for Dell Command | Configure.
  • Error codes have been changed with Dell Command | Configure 4.1. Reference updated codes in Downloads section. For the limited functionalities on non WMI-ACPI complaint platforms, reference Windows SMM Security Mitigations Table Compliance section in Dell Command | Configure User's guide.
  • 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 depends other features or needs different environment during configuration. For example:
    • Enabling LegacyOrom when SecureBoot is enabled.
    • To disable SoftGuardEn needs OSMM mode.


Not Applicable


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 User Interface (UI) to configure various BIOS features.

Dell Technologies recommends getting the latest information from the most current Release Notes, reference

To get Dell Command | Configure, follow these steps (dell support):

  • There are no downloads that are listed on the Dell Command | Configure product page.
  • Dell Command | Configure downloads are located under the supported client platform pages.
  1. Go to Dell Support page.
  2. Under Which product do you need help with, enter the Service Tag of your supported Dell device and click Submit, or click Detect personal computer.
  3. On the Product Support page for your Dell device, click Drivers & Downloads.
  4. Click Manually find a specific driver for you [model].
  5. Check System Management checkbox under Category dropdown.
  6. Locate Dell Command | Configure in list and select Download on the right side of the page.
  7. Locate the downloaded file on your computer (in Google Chrome, the file appears at the bottom of the Chrome window), and run the executable file.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Dell Technologies recommends getting the latest information from here:

Error codes are provided as part of the Dell Command | Configure installation and is located:

c:\program files (x86)\dell\ Command Configure\cctkerrorcodes.txt

Note: For more information reference Dell Command: Configure Error Codes.

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Affected Product

Dell Command | Configure

Last Published Date

24 Aug 2022



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