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 184.108.40.2061 (released 19 Dec 2017) of the Dell Command | Configure tool (https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER04708723M/1/Dell-Command-Configure_RJF4F_WIN_220.127.116.111_A00.EXE)
Dell Command | Configure v4.0 is supported on the Dell platforms listed here
* Testing performed by 1E determined that the XPS 13 9343 does not properly support the Dell Command | Control tool (see Unsupported Dell Systems below)
|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.|
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.
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 18.104.22.1688 (released May 2018) when using the BIOS password controls that will be resolved in the next release of the 1E BIOS to UEFI tool.
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The 1E BIOS to UEFI OEM Task Sequence step has been validated on the following Dell systems
|Model||Tested BIOS version||Dell CCTK version||Date tested||UEFI Native with Secure Boot||UEFI Native without Secure Boot||UEFI Hybrid with CSM||Enable UEFI PXE||Enable Wake-on-LAN||Force PXE on next reboot||Notes|
|Latitude E5450||A12||22.214.171.124||Apr-16|| |
|XPS 13 9350||1.3.3||126.96.36.199||Apr-16|
|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:
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: