Configure BIOS settings for select Dell enterprise devices with the BIOS profile. This profile requires integration with Dell Command | Monitor.

Support for the BIOS profile settings varies by Dell Enterprise device. Workspace ONE UEM only pushes the settings a device supports. If you push this profile to devices, Workspace ONE UEM automatically pushes the Dell Command | Monitor app to the devices.

For more information on supported devices, see Dell Command | Monitor Integration.

Prerequisites

If you want to use the configuration package feature, you must push the Dell Command | Configure app to devices. For more information, see Dell Command | Configure Integration.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles > List View > Add and select Add Profile.
  2. Select Windows and then select Windows Desktop.
  3. Select Device Profile.
  4. Configure the profile General settings.
  5. Select the BIOS payload and configure the following settings:
    Settings Descriptions
    BIOS Password Setting Select Managed to have Workspace ONE UEM auto-generate a strong, unique BIOS password for devices. You can access the generated password from the Device Details page.

    Select Manual to enter your own BIOS password.

    BIOS Password

    Enter the password used to unlock the BIOS of the device.

    This setting displays when the BIOS Password Setting is set to Manual.

    TPM Chip Select Enable to enable the device Trusted Platform Module chip.

    If you disable the TPM Chip, you also disable the one-time BIOS password capability. The BIOS password set from the Managed BIOS Profile does not rotate after use.

    Boot Mode Select whether the device boots in BIOS or UEFI mode.
    Boot Mode Protection Select Enable to prevent issues with the OS installed on the device from booting. This protection prevents a change in Boot Mode on a device with an installed OS.
    Secure Boot

    Select Enable to use Secure Boot settings on the device. You cannot disable Secure Boot with DCM. If your devices already use Secure Boot, you must manually disable the settings on the device.

    Secure Boot requires Boot Mode to be set to UEFI and Legacy Option ROMS to be set to Disable.

    Legacy Option ROMS Select Enable to allow the use of legacy option ROMS during the boot process.
    CPU Virtualization Select Enable to allow hardware virtualization support.
    Virtualization IO Select Enable to allow input/output virtualization.
    Trusted Execution

    Select Enable to allow the device to use the TPM chip, CPU Virtualization, and Virtualization IO for trust decisions.

    Trust Execution requires the TPM Chip, CPU Virtualization, and Virtualization IO settings to be set to Enabled.

    Wireless LAN Select Enable to allow use of the device wireless LAN functionality.
    Cellular Radio Select Enable to allow use of the device cellular radio functionality.
    Bluetooth Select Enable to allow use of the device Bluetooth functionality.
    GPS Select Enable to allow use of the device GPS functionality.
    SMART Reporting Select Enable to use SMART monitoring of the device storage solutions.
    Primary Battery Charge

    Select the charging rules for the device:

    • Standard Charge - Consider using this option for users who switch between battery power and an external power source. This option fully charges the battery at a standard rate. Charge time varies by device model.
    • Express Charge - Consider using this option for users who need the battery charged over a short time period. Dell’s fast charging technology allows a completely discharged battery to typically charge to 80% in about 1 hour when the computer is turned off and to 100% in approximately 2 hours. Charge time may be longer with the computer turned on.
    • AC Charge - Consider using this option for users who primarily operate their system while plugged in to an external power source. This setting may extend your battery’s lifespan by lowering the charge threshold.
    • Auto Charge - Consider using this option for users who want to set the option and not change it. This option lets the system adaptively optimize your battery settings based on your typical battery usage pattern.
    • Custom Charge - Consider using this option for advanced users that desire greater control over when their battery starts and stops charging.

    These rules control when the battery starts and stops charging. If you select Custom Charge, you can manually set the charge percentage to start and stop charging the battery.

    Primary Battery Custom Charge Start Limit Set the battery charge percentage that must be reached before the device starts charging the battery.
    Primary Battery Custom Charge Stop Limit Set the battery charge percentage that must be reached before the device stops charging the battery.
    Peak Shift

    Select Enable to use peak shift to control when a device uses battery charge or AC current. Peak shift allows you to use battery power instead of AC current during specified times.

    To set the schedule for Peak Shift, select the calendar icon.

    Peak Shift Scheduling

    The three parameters for peak shift scheduling control when a device uses battery or AC current and when the device charges the battery.

    • Peak Shift Start – Set the start time for Peak Shift when devices switch to battery power.
    • Peak Shift End – Set the end time for Peak Shift when devices switch to AC current.
    • Peak Shift Charge Start – Set the start time for Peak Shift Charge when the devices charge the batteries while using AC current.
    Peak Shift Battery Threshold

    Set the battery charge percentage that must be reached before devices switch back to AC current from battery power.

    The Peak Shift Charge Start setting controls the time when devices charge the batteries after switching to AC current.

    System Properties

    Select Add System Properties to add a custom system property. Select the button again to add additional properties.

    These properties are advanced options. Consider reviewing Dell documentation before using these settings.

    System Properties override any pre-defined settings configured in the profile.

    Class

    Enter a class and select it from the drop-down menu.

    Displays after selecting Add System Properties.

    System Property

    Enter a system property and select it from the drop-down menu.

    Displays after selecting Add System Properties.

    BIOS Attributes

    Select Add BIOS Attribute to add a custom BIOS attribute. Select the button again to add additional attributes.

    These attributes are advanced options. Consider reviewing Dell documentation before using these settings.

    BIOS Attributes override any pre-defined settings configured in the profile.

    BIOS Attribute

    Enter a BIOS attribute and select it from the drop-down menu.

    Displays after selecting Add BIOS Attribute.

    Value

    Select a value for the BIOS attribute. If a value is not supplied, the BIOS Attribute is read only.

    Displays after selecting Add BIOS Attribute.

    Configuration Package

    Select Upload to add a Dell Command | Configure configuration package. Uploading a package allows you to configure multiple Dell devices with a single configuration.

    Configuration packages override any custom system properties or attributes.

    If you whitelist the file extensions allowed, you must add the CCTK file extension to the whitelist. Navigate to Groups & Settings > All Settings > Content > Advanced > File Extensions to add the file extension.

  6. Select Save & Publish.