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The 1E BIOS to UEFI OEM task sequence step uses the Dell Command | Configure tool (cctk.exe) to make firmware changes on Dell systems. If the Create 1E OEM Toolkit Package wizard is used to download the Dell Command | Configure, it will download version 4.0.0.391 (released 19 Dec 2017) of the Dell Command | Configure tool (https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER04708723M/1/Dell-Command-Configure_RJF4F_WIN_4.0.0.391_A00.EXE)

Dell Command | Configure v4.0 is supported on the Dell platforms listed here
http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=RJF4F

* Testing performed by 1E determined that the XPS 13 9343 does not properly support the Dell Command | Control tool (see Unsupported Dell Systems below)

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While support for the Dell Command | Configure tool is a pre-requisite for the 1E BIOS to UEFI feature on Dell systems, and systems that support the Dell Command | Configure tool are expected to behave in the same way, 1E cannot guarantee that the 1E feature will work as expected on every Dell device that supports the Dell Command | Configure tool. The sections below detail specific models the 1E feature has been validated on and those that are known as unsupported.

Updating the OEM Toolkit Package with a later version of Dell Command | Configure

It is possible to update the OEM Toolkit package created by the OEM Toolkit Wizard with a later version of the Dell Command | Configure tool in a package previously created using the Create 1E OEM Toolkit Package wizard. The process involves downloading and extracting the required binaries and replacing them in the source location for the OEM Toolkit Package originally created by the wizard.

Note

Using a later version of the Dell Command | Configure tool than the version downloaded by the wizard may cause unexpected behavior as each version of the 1E BIOS to UEFI tool is tested with the version that was current at the time of development and stated above in this documentation.

There is a known issue with the 1E BIOS to UEFI tool and version 4.1.0.478 (released May 2018) when using the BIOS password controls that will be resolved in the next release of the 1E BIOS to UEFI tool.

  1. Download the later version from Dell (refer to this page for current version information http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/7532.dell-command-configure)
  2. Start a command prompt as an administrator and change directory to the location of the downloaded executable file
  3. Run the downloaded executable with the options /s /e=C:\Temp. If you choose to extract to a location other than C:\Temp and there are spaces in the path you must enclose it in quotes.
  4. Stay in the admin command prompt and from C:\Temp, run msiexec /a Command_Configure.msi. When prompted, enter C:\Temp\MSIExtract as the destination path
  5. Copy all files from C:\Temp\MSIExtract\program files\Dell\Command Configure\X86 to the Dell\x86 folder in the source location for the OEM Toolkit package originally created by the Create OEM Toolkit Wizard, replacing the existing files.
  6. Copy all files from C:\Temp\MSIExtract\program files\Dell\Command Configure\X86_64 to the Dell\amd64 folder in the source location for the OEM Toolkit package originally created by the Create OEM Toolkit Wizard, replacing the existing files.
  7. Update the package content on Distribution Points

Confirmed supported Dell systems

The 1E BIOS to UEFI OEM Task Sequence step has been validated on the following Dell systems

ModelTested BIOS versionDell CCTK versionDate testedUEFI Native with Secure BootUEFI Native without Secure BootUEFI Hybrid with CSMEnable UEFI PXEEnable Wake-on-LANForce PXE on next rebootNotes
Latitude E5250A123.1.0.250Apr-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E52701.4.73.1.0.250Apr-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E5450A123.1.0.250Apr-16(tick) (tick)
(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E54701.7.33.1.0.250Nov-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)   
Latitude E6230A143.1.0.250Apr-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E6330A163.1.0.250Apr-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E6430

A09

A18

3.1.0.250Nov-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E6440

A02

A10

3.1.0.250Jan-17(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E6540A143.1.0.250Nov-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)   
Latitude E7240

A13

A17

3.1.0.250Nov-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E7250

A02

A07

A15

3.2.0.209Feb-17(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Latitude E72701.6.33.1.0.250Nov-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)   
Latitude E74701.11.33.2.0.209Feb-17(tick)(tick)     
Latitude E74701.12.33.2.0.209Feb-17(tick)(tick)     
OptiPlex 7040

1.4.5

1.5.4

1.5.7

3.1.0.250Dec-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
OptiPlex 9020A153.1.0.250Apr-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Precision 55101.12.163.1.0.250Dec-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
XPS 13 93501.3.33.1.0.250Apr-16(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) 
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titleImpact of BIOS updates
Over time it is conceivable that the hardware vendor may make modifications to the BIOS and when you then flash the BIOS on the model where the 1E BIOS to UEFI tool previously worked, it may no longer work and causes the OS deployment to fail.

Our investigations have discovered that the new BIOS modifications may change (or even deprecate or replace) a BIOS property which we may not be aware of. When this happens, we need to determine the change to the BIOS and formulate a new method to execute the BIOS to UEFI command-line. Once we've done this, we will update BIOS to UEFI and release a new version of it.

Over November 2016 through January 2017, Dell have release new BIOS versions for these models affects BIOS to UEFI:
  • Dell Latitude E7470 – if you come across an issue with the Dell Latitude E7470 running BIOS version 1.15.4 where the 1E BIOS to UEFI Password Setup step in an OSD task sequence fails on with correct password not found. Our recommendation is to create a ConfigMgr legacy package with the Dell Command tools (CCTK) and add the commands below in a Run Command line step in the OSD task sequence to clear and set the system admin password:

    Code Block
    To Clear the password
    cctk --valsetuppwd=PASSWORD --setuppwd=
     
    To Set the password
    cctk --setuppwd=PASSWORD  
    
  • Dell Optiplex 7040
  • Dell Precision 5510


This has been resolved with the Dell CCTK version 3.2.0.209 which the 1E BIOS to UEFI Toolkit version 1.2.1702.0901 downloads when creating the 1E OEM Toolkit package.


Unsupported Dell systems

The following Dell systems are known to have issues or do not support the Dell Command | Configure tool and therefore cannot be supported by the 1E BIOS to UEFI feature:

  • Dell Latitude E6410
  • Dell Latitude E6420
  • Dell Precision M3800
  • XPS 13 9343