A couple of times, this happened while watching a video or playing a game, in which case the speaker got stuck on a repeated sound that went away upon hard boot.When this happens, I cannot do anything but a hard reboot. It has not frozen so far while I made the zip file, uploaded and wrote this note.You will need to use your file as part of our BIOS update command as you can’t update a BIOS automatically unless you pass the password through as part of the command.Also note that if you try to update a HP BIOS and you have bitlocker enabled there is a suspend bitlocker switch which I haven’t needed to use. Here is a link to the HP BIOS Configuration Utility Guide which also explains how you can you generate a file if required.It's hard to tell if they hang in the shutdown or in the startup, but I won't even see the systems post.Power will be on and the only way to get the system back and operational is to press and hold the power button for 5 seconds and start them again, which so far has always worked.Create a source folder in your Configuration Manager source share and then create sub-folders for each model like this: Extract and copy each BIOS update to the relevant folder.
This is to ensure that the devices BIOS settings are always configured with a password before my BIOS update step runs.
This is what you would most likely be doing for driver packages.
You don’t need to worry about using anything sneaky to query the SMSBIOSVersion against the Win32_BIOS class.
Now add some update BIOS steps to your Task Sequence.
As mentioned before I have my update steps after my BIOS REPSET import settings step (which enables the TPM etc).