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Phylum
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Setting Supervisor Password on ThinkCentres in an SCCM Environment

Look, I know this has been asked a number of times in the past, but I have been tasked with re-re-confiming so please bear with me.

 

Is there a utility we can use to automate the setting of a new BIOS supervisor password (as in for the first time; as in there's no password on it currently but we want one) on ThinkCentres in:

  • a 64-bit version of Windows (be it Windows 7 or Windows 10 etc.)? OR
  • a 32-bit version of Windows (be it Windows 7 or Windows 10 etc.)? OR
  • a 64-bit version of WinPE? OR
  • a 32-bit version of WinPE?

For organizations with an appreciable number of assets (I'd say anything above 200), a manual process is just not going to cut it.  We may not be an 80k asset shop, but touching well over 1k assets is just not feasible.  Dell & HP have solutions for this, so the 'malware scare' canned response is insufficient.

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Re: Setting Supervisor Password on ThinkCentres in an SCCM Environment

You've been here a while, have you also searched the 'Enterprise Client Mgmt' forum, under Software and OS?  It may be a better forum for this question. 

Phylum
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Re: Setting Supervisor Password on ThinkCentres in an SCCM Environment

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Re: Setting Supervisor Password on ThinkCentres in an SCCM Environment

Then you may have noticed that Lenovo employees regularly reply on the 'Enterprise client mgmt' forum, here not so much. 

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Re: Setting Supervisor Password on ThinkCentres in an SCCM Environment


@Phylum wrote:

Hey there and thanks for the reply!

 

I know it may seem like I'm banging the drum on this, and I know I'm not the only one asking:

In each case, the answer is the same.  I need something recent that I can take back to 'the powers that be' to say

Yup, Lenovo is still singing the same tune: can't be done without boots on the ground physically touching each asset.





 

Good day.

Nothing that I know of has changed, nor does it seem that a change is being considered. There is no way to set an initial Supervisor password via script. It requires physical presence. If a Supervisor password already exists, only then may it be changed via script.

 

As the question has been asked and answered many times, by Lenovo people in the Enterprise Client Management board, I'm locking this thread. If you need further information, please post in the Enterprise board.

 

Regards.


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