How to Deploy Dell Bios Firmware Updates Via SCUP and SCCM CB

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SCUP 2017 has four 3rd party software update catalogs. Dell, HP, Fujitsu, and Adobe are those four 3rd party software update catalog providers in SCUP 2017 Preview version. I have explained about installation, configuration and integration process of SCUP with SCCM in the previous blog posts and video tutorial. In this post, we will see how to “How to Deploy Dell Bios Firmware Updates Via SCUP and SCCM CB”. We need to follow the same process for publishing HP and Fujitsu software updates as well. The video tutorial available here.

  • How to Install, Configure and Integrate with SCUP 2017 and SCCM CB here
  • How to Publish 3rd Party Abode Acrobat Patches via SCCM SCUP 2017 here

How to Add Dell Software Update Catalog to SCUP

Open the SCUP 2017 console. You can navigate to “Update Workspace – Overview” and click Add Partner Software Updates catalogs. Select Dell and click on button Add. This will add the Dell updates to SCUP database. Dell updates include Dell Bios updates, Drivers updates, Dell Applications updates and Dell Firmware updates.

How to Deploy Bios, Drivers and Applications, Firmware

How to Publish Dell Software Updates to SCUP, WSUS, and SCCM CB?

Dell Software updates Catalog (Bios, Drivers and Applications, Firmware) are added to SCUP console. Click on Dell Folder. Expand the Dell folder to see subfolders. Select the updates from the right pane of the SCUP console that you want to publish to SCCM CB.

Specify the publish option – There are 3 options while publishing updates.  Automatic, Full content and Metadata Only. I normally recommend selecting the Automatic option. The reasons for selecting automatic option are given below. This has been shown in the video here.

Click Automatic to all updates publisher to query SCCM to determine whether the selected software updates are published with full content or only metadata. In this mode, software updates are only published when they meet the client request count and package source size thresholds that are specified on SCCM server page of the options dialog box. Automatic is available only when SCCM integration is selected on SCCM server page.

How to Publish Dell Bios Firware Updates Via SCUP and SCCM CB

Make sure you select the checkbox on the bottom of the SCUP publish wizard. The checkbox is to sign all software updates with a new publishing certificate when published software updates have not changed, but their certificate has changed.

How to Select Dell Products from SUP component Properties in SCCM?

Once the updates are published from SCUP console then, you can go to SCCM CB console to configure rest of the things. Navigate SCCM console – \Administration\Overview\Site Configuration\Sites.

Click on Settings – Configure Site Components – Software Update point component – Properties. Go to Products tab and Select Dell, Bios, Drivers and Applications, Firmware. Same thing I have shown in the video here.

How to Deploy Dell Bios Firmware Updates Via SCUP and SCCM CBOnce the appropriate products are selected, navigate \Software Library\ Overview\Software Updates in SCCM CB console. Right click on Software Updates node & select synchronize software updates. This will help to sync and get the Dell updates to SCCM CB console. WsyncMgr.log will provide you the details about Dell updates.

How to Deploy Dell updates via Software Updates Deployment method?

I have already blogged about the SCCM Software Update process in the following post “Step by Step Guide SCCM ConfigMgr CB Software Update Patching Process“. The process of deploying Dell software updates to Windows 10 devices are similar to any other software update deployment.

Select all the Dell Bios and Firmware updates you want to deploy from All Software Updates node as I shown in the video here. Once selected, right click those updates and click on Deploy.

Deploy Dell Bios Firmware Updates Via SCUP and SCCM CB

You have to provide Deployment name, Software update group name for Dell Software updates. On the next screen, you have to select the collection name from the list. The members of that collection will get the Dell software updates deployment. Schedule the deployment and make sure you set proper user experience.

Also, provide new Dell software update package name and the shared folder location to store the Dell software updates. You also need to select the DPs to distribute this package. To download the Dell updated from Dell, you need the internet connection to the server. Otherwise, you must have already downloaded the binaries from Dell and stored in a shared location as you can see in the video here.

Do you want to download different languages of this Dell software updates? If so, Language Selection is the page where you can select different languages.

Example of the Dell Software Update deployment via SCUP and SCCM

• Dell Latitude 10 ST2 System BIOS,A09 0XM7C(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 10 ST2e System BIOS,A07 T47W6(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme 7204 System BIOS,A11 J6PG2(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet,A15 X2GXX(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 3180/3189 System BIOS,1.1.1 M6HF7(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 3330 System BIOS,A08 800F5(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 3340 System BIOS,A13 48CH6(Article ID)
• Dell Latitude 3350 System BIOS,A09 0468G(Article ID)
 Success: General: 
• Deployment Name: 3rd Party Updates SCUP - Dell Software Updates
• Collection: All Desktop and Server Clients
 Deployment Settings: 
• Send wake-up packets: No
• Verbosity Level: Only success and error messages
 Scheduling: 
• Deployment schedules will be based on: Client local time
• Available to target computers: 23-09-2017 07:25:00
• Deadline for software update installation: 30-09-2017 07:23:00
• Delayed enforcement on deployment: False
 User Experience: 
• User Notifications: Display in Software Center and show all notifications
• Install software updates outside the maintenance window when deadline is reached: No
• Restart system outside the maintenance window when deadline is reached: Suppressed
• If a restart is required it will be: Allowed
• Commit changes at deadline or during a maintenance window (requires restarts): Yes
• If any update in this deployment requires a system restart, run updates deployment evaluation cycle after restart: No
 Alerts: 
• On software update installation error generate a Window Event: No
• Disable Window Event while software updates install: No
 Download Settings: 
• Computers can retrieve content from remote distribution points: No
• Download and install software updates from the fallback content source location: Yes
Package:
 Success: The software updates were placed in a new package:
• 3rd Party Updates SCUP - Dell Software Updates
 Success: Content (1):
• SCCMTP1.INTUNE.COM
Software updates downloaded from the internet
 Success: Dell Latitude 10 ST2 System BIOS,A09
 Success: Dell Latitude 10 ST2e System BIOS,A07
 Success: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme 7204 System BIOS,A11
 Success: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet,A15
 Success: Dell Latitude 3180/3189 System BIOS,1.1.1
 Success: Dell Latitude 3330 System BIOS,A08
 Success: Dell Latitude 3340 System BIOS,A13
 Success: Dell Latitude 3350 System BIOS,A09
Language Selection:
 English

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, in this post (Video) it is not defined, how the download into SCCM was maked. the publishes updates in the step before includes only the metadata. How is the way to get the Content from the updates into SCCM

    • It’s very well there. The content is downloaded as part DEPLOY process explained “Select all the Dell Bios and Firmware updates you want to deploy from All Software Updates node as I shown in the video here. Once selected, right click those updates and click on Deploy.”

  2. How do you handle bitlockered? Everytime we attempt to update a bios and not pause bitlocker. We have to re-enter or reset the bitlocker password.

  3. Bit Locker is one of the major flaws of this method. Having an admin BIOS password is another.

    That is why more admins move to task sequences out of desperation of trying to handle any eventuality.

  4. Hi ANoop ,

    Unable to see dell firm ware update on software center in client machine , am i missed any configuration from client side.

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