In this case, user interaction is recommended if a user happens to be logged on during deployment. Goal of this guide is to help you create a repository of Lenovo BIOS updates and automate updates using a single application in SCCM. Make the contents of the PSADT and subfolder for Domain Computers on a server. We do this so the client doesn’t need to download all BIOS updates. Getting latest BIOS An easy way to get the latest BIOS is to download it from Lenovo. The URL for downloads is: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-l-series-laptops/thinkpad-l460/downloads. For some reason Lenovo doesn’t use conventional version numbers for Think Centre, but instead hexadecimal(? Folder structure/placement As mentioned, we’ll use PSADT for this setup. After download, extract the update (run the to extract, but don’t run utility afterwards) to a folder with the model name, in this case a folder named L460. Then enter all your models and the latest BIOS version you downloaded.
After updating bios
In the old days, we would use a floppy drive, but today, you can use any type of USB thumb drive of any capacity or brand.
The only stipulation is that it must be formatted in FAT32 – but don’t worry, FAT32 is by far the most common formatting type for USB thumb drives, so it shouldn’t be an issue.
Q Flash updating is preferred simply because it doesn’t rely on a stable OS environment to ensure safe BIOS updating, i.e. The first thing you should do is visit the GIGABYTE website to find the latest BIOS version for your motherboard.
Each BIOS version is preceded with the letter F followed by a number.
You probably have several models with differing BIOS versions. Disclaimer: This has been tested on L/T/X series Think Pads for *30-*70 generation. So, copy all the folders for the models under the PSADT Files folder. Finally, get a copy of 32-bit Service from MDT and place it in the root folder (this allows for user interaction in “Whether user logged on or not” scenario).
Also, the update requires a restart making it difficult to deploy without interrupting work. Root: Inside the files folder: Disregard SCCM-Update BIOS.ps1 and Service UI64until the next blog post…Once we select ‘Update BIOS from Drive’ we will then see a list of connected FAT32 drives, so unless you have several USB thumb drives connected, (or you’re one or more of your hard drives are formatted in the now outdates FAT32 format system), the drive that appears here will be the USB thumb drive with your new BIOS on it. You’ll then see all a list of applicable BIOS files on the drive.Note: if you have several BIOS versions on the drive, these will all be shown, so select the new BIOS file, which in the example above would be X79UD3. Once you have selected the new BIOS file, press Enter.), you should give read/execute permissions to the Everyone group.Additionally, for anonymous access (Win PE), you need some more tweaking, see this guide: https://vitoriodelage.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/creating-an-anonymous-smb-network-share/ Installation script Here’s the code for the pre-install phase, i.e. Remember the temporary registry key from the script? Make sure you have the correct network location for the file. You may set it to run as whether user is logged on or not.Q Flash will then verify that the selected file is compatible, and then write the new BIOS file to the CMOS chip on your board.