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Silently updates an HP BIOS using HP Image Assistant
#####################
## HP BIOS UPDATER ##
#####################
# Params
$HPIAWebUrl = "https://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HPIA.html" # Static web page of the HP Image Assistant
$BIOSPassword = "MyPassword"
$script:ContainerURL = "https://mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer" # URL of your Azure blob storage container
$script:FolderPath = "HP_BIOS_Updates" # the subfolder to put logs into in the storage container
$script:SASToken = "mysastoken" # the SAS token string for the container (with write permission)
$ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue' # to speed up web requests
################################
## Create Directory Structure ##
################################
$RootFolder = $env:ProgramData
$ParentFolderName = "Contoso"
$ChildFolderName = "HP_BIOS_Update"
$ChildFolderName2 = Get-Date -Format "yyyy-MMM-dd_HH.mm.ss"
$script:WorkingDirectory = "$RootFolder\$ParentFolderName\$ChildFolderName\$ChildFolderName2"
try
{
[void][System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($WorkingDirectory)
}
catch
{
throw
}
# Function write to a log file in ccmtrace format
Function script:Write-Log {
param (
[Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
[string]$Message,
[Parameter()]
[ValidateSet(1, 2, 3)] # 1-Info, 2-Warning, 3-Error
[int]$LogLevel = 1,
[Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
[string]$Component,
[Parameter(Mandatory = $false)]
[object]$Exception
)
$LogFile = "$WorkingDirectory\HP_BIOS_Update.log"
If ($Exception)
{
[String]$Message = "$Message" + "$Exception"
}
$TimeGenerated = "$(Get-Date -Format HH:mm:ss).$((Get-Date).Millisecond)+000"
$Line = '<![LOG[{0}]LOG]!><time="{1}" date="{2}" component="{3}" context="" type="{4}" thread="" file="">'
$LineFormat = $Message, $TimeGenerated, (Get-Date -Format MM-dd-yyyy), $Component, $LogLevel
$Line = $Line -f $LineFormat
# Write to log
Add-Content -Value $Line -Path $LogFile -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
}
# Function to upload log file to Azure Blob storage
Function Upload-LogFilesToAzure {
$Date = Get-date -Format "yyyy-MM-dd_HH.mm.ss"
$HpFirmwareUpdRecLog = Get-ChildItem -Path $WorkingDirectory -Include HpFirmwareUpdRec.log -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$HPBIOSUPDRECLog = Get-ChildItem -Path $WorkingDirectory -Include HPBIOSUPDREC64.log -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($HpFirmwareUpdRecLog)
{
$File = $HpFirmwareUpdRecLog
}
ElseIf ($HPBIOSUPDRECLog)
{
$File = $HPBIOSUPDRECLog
}
Else{}
If ($File)
{
$Body = Get-Content $($File.FullName) -Raw -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($Body)
{
$URI = "$ContainerURL/$FolderPath/$($Env:COMPUTERNAME)`_$Date`_$($File.Name)$SASToken"
$Headers = @{
'x-ms-content-length' = $($File.Length)
'x-ms-blob-type' = 'BlockBlob'
}
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $URI -Method PUT -Headers $Headers -Body $Body -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
}
}
$File2 = Get-Item $WorkingDirectory\HP_BIOS_Update.log -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$Body2 = Get-Content $($File2.FullName) -Raw -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($Body2)
{
$URI2 = "$ContainerURL/$FolderPath/$($Env:COMPUTERNAME)`_$Date`_$($File2.Name)$SASToken"
$Headers2 = @{
'x-ms-content-length' = $($File2.Length)
'x-ms-blob-type' = 'BlockBlob'
}
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $URI2 -Method PUT -Headers $Headers2 -Body $Body2 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
}
}
Write-Log -Message "#######################" -Component "Preparation"
Write-Log -Message "## Starting BIOS update run ##" -Component "Preparation"
Write-Log -Message "#######################" -Component "Preparation"
#################################
## Disable IE First Run Wizard ##
#################################
# This prevents an error running Invoke-WebRequest when IE has not yet been run in the current context
Write-Log -Message "Disabling IE first run wizard" -Component "Preparation"
$null = New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft" -Name "Internet Explorer" -Force
$null = New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" -Name "Main" -Force
$null = New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" -Name "DisableFirstRunCustomize" -PropertyType DWORD -Value 1 -Force
##########################
## Get latest HPIA Info ##
##########################
Write-Log -Message "Finding info for latest version of HP Image Assistant (HPIA)" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
try
{
$HTML = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $HPIAWebUrl -ErrorAction Stop
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to download the HPIA web page. $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "DownloadHPIA" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
$HPIASoftPaqNumber = ($HTML.Links | Where {$_.href -match "hp-hpia-"}).outerText
$HPIADownloadURL = ($HTML.Links | Where {$_.href -match "hp-hpia-"}).href
$HPIAFileName = $HPIADownloadURL.Split('/')[-1]
Write-Log -Message "SoftPaq number is $HPIASoftPaqNumber" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
Write-Log -Message "Download URL is $HPIADownloadURL" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
###################
## Download HPIA ##
###################
Write-Log -Message "Downloading the HPIA" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
try
{
$ExistingBitsJob = Get-BitsTransfer -Name "$HPIAFileName" -AllUsers -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($ExistingBitsJob)
{
Write-Log -Message "An existing BITS tranfer was found. Cleaning it up." -Component "DownloadHPIA" -LogLevel 2
Remove-BitsTransfer -BitsJob $ExistingBitsJob
}
$BitsJob = Start-BitsTransfer -Source $HPIADownloadURL -Destination $WorkingDirectory\$HPIAFileName -Asynchronous -DisplayName "$HPIAFileName" -Description "HPIA download" -RetryInterval 60 -ErrorAction Stop
do {
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
$Progress = [Math]::Round((100 * ($BitsJob.BytesTransferred / $BitsJob.BytesTotal)),2)
Write-Log -Message "Downloaded $Progress`%" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
} until ($BitsJob.JobState -in ("Transferred","Error"))
If ($BitsJob.JobState -eq "Error")
{
Write-Log -Message "BITS tranfer failed: $($BitsJob.ErrorDescription)" -Component "DownloadHPIA" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
Write-Log -Message "Download is finished" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
Complete-BitsTransfer -BitsJob $BitsJob
Write-Log -Message "BITS transfer is complete" -Component "DownloadHPIA"
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to start a BITS transfer for the HPIA: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "DownloadHPIA" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
##################
## Extract HPIA ##
##################
Write-Log -Message "Extracting the HPIA" -Component "Analyze"
try
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath $WorkingDirectory\$HPIAFileName -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "/s /f .\HPIA\ /e" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
If (Test-Path $WorkingDirectory\HPIA\HPImageAssistant.exe)
{
Write-Log -Message "Extraction complete" -Component "Analyze"
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "HPImageAssistant not found!" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to extract the HPIA: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
##############################################
## Analyze available BIOS updates with HPIA ##
##############################################
Write-Log -Message "Analyzing system for available BIOS updates" -Component "Analyze"
try
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath $WorkingDirectory\HPIA\HPImageAssistant.exe -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "/Operation:Analyze /Category:BIOS /Selection:All /Action:List /Silent /ReportFolder:$WorkingDirectory\Report" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
If ($Process.ExitCode -eq 0)
{
Write-Log -Message "Analysis complete" -Component "Analyze"
}
elseif ($Process.ExitCode -eq 256)
{
Write-Log -Message "The analysis returned no recommendation. No BIOS update is available at this time" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 2
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
Exit 0
}
elseif ($Process.ExitCode -eq 4096)
{
Write-Log -Message "This platform is not supported!" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 2
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "Process exited with code $($Process.ExitCode). Expecting 0." -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to start the HPImageAssistant.exe: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
# Read the XML report
Write-Log -Message "Reading xml report" -Component "Analyze"
try
{
$XMLFile = Get-ChildItem -Path "$WorkingDirectory\Report" -Recurse -Include *.xml -ErrorAction Stop
If ($XMLFile)
{
Write-Log -Message "Report located at $($XMLFile.FullName)" -Component "Analyze"
try
{
[xml]$XML = Get-Content -Path $XMLFile.FullName -ErrorAction Stop
$Recommendation = $xml.HPIA.Recommendations.BIOS.Recommendation
If ($Recommendation)
{
$CurrentBIOSVersion = $Recommendation.TargetVersion
$ReferenceBIOSVersion = $Recommendation.ReferenceVersion
$DownloadURL = "https://" + $Recommendation.Solution.Softpaq.Url
$SoftpaqFileName = $DownloadURL.Split('/')[-1]
Write-Log -Message "Current BIOS version is $CurrentBIOSVersion" -Component "Analyze"
Write-Log -Message "Recommended BIOS version is $ReferenceBIOSVersion" -Component "Analyze"
Write-Log -Message "Softpaq download URL is $DownloadURL" -Component "Analyze"
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to find a BIOS recommendation in the XML report" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to parse the XML file: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to find an XML report." -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to find an XML report: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "Analyze" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
###############################
## Download the BIOS softpaq ##
###############################
Write-Log -Message "Downloading the Softpaq" -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate"
try
{
$ExistingBitsJob = Get-BitsTransfer -Name "$SoftpaqFileName" -AllUsers -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($ExistingBitsJob)
{
Write-Log -Message "An existing BITS tranfer was found. Cleaning it up." -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate" -LogLevel 2
Remove-BitsTransfer -BitsJob $ExistingBitsJob
}
$BitsJob = Start-BitsTransfer -Source $DownloadURL -Destination $WorkingDirectory\$SoftpaqFileName -Asynchronous -DisplayName "$SoftpaqFileName" -Description "BIOS update download" -RetryInterval 60 -ErrorAction Stop
do {
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
$Progress = [Math]::Round((100 * ($BitsJob.BytesTransferred / $BitsJob.BytesTotal)),2)
Write-Log -Message "Downloaded $Progress`%" -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate"
} until ($BitsJob.JobState -in ("Transferred","Error"))
If ($BitsJob.JobState -eq "Error")
{
Write-Log -Message "BITS tranfer failed: $($BitsJob.ErrorDescription)" -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
Write-Log -Message "Download is finished" -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate"
Complete-BitsTransfer -BitsJob $BitsJob
Write-Log -Message "BITS transfer is complete" -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate"
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to start a BITS transfer for the BIOS update: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "DownloadBIOSUpdate" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
#########################
## Extract BIOS Update ##
#########################
Write-Log -Message "Extracting the BIOS Update" -Component "ExtractBIOSUpdate"
$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName = $SoftpaqFileName.Split('.')[0]
try
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath $WorkingDirectory\$SoftpaqFileName -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "/s /f .\$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName\ /e" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
$HpFirmwareUpdRec = Get-ChildItem -Path $WorkingDirectory -Include HpFirmwareUpdRec.exe -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$HPBIOSUPDREC = Get-ChildItem -Path $WorkingDirectory -Include HPBIOSUPDREC.exe -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($HpFirmwareUpdRec)
{
$BIOSExecutable = $HpFirmwareUpdRec
}
ElseIf ($HPBIOSUPDREC)
{
$BIOSExecutable = $HPBIOSUPDREC
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "BIOS update executable not found!" -Component "ExtractBIOSUpdate" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
Write-Log -Message "Extraction complete" -Component "ExtractBIOSUpdate"
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to extract the softpaq: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "ExtractBIOSUpdate" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
#############################
## Check for BIOS password ##
#############################
try
{
$SetupPwd = (Get-CimInstance -Namespace ROOT\HP\InstrumentedBIOS -ClassName HP_BIOSPassword -Filter "Name='Setup Password'" -ErrorAction Stop).IsSet
If ($SetupPwd -eq 1)
{
Write-Log -Message "The BIOS has a password set" -Component "BIOSPassword"
$BIOSPasswordSet = $true
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "No password has been set on the BIOS" -Component "BIOSPassword"
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Unable to determine if a BIOS password has been set: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "BIOSPassword" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
##########################
## Create password file ##
##########################
If ($BIOSPasswordSet)
{
Write-Log -Message "Creating an encrypted password file" -Component "BIOSPassword"
$HpqPswd = Get-ChildItem -Path $WorkingDirectory -Include HpqPswd.exe -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
If ($HpqPswd)
{
try
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath $HpqPswd.FullName -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "-p""$BIOSPassword"" -f.\password.bin -s" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
If (Test-Path $WorkingDirectory\password.bin)
{
Write-Log -Message "File successfully created" -Component "BIOSPassword"
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "Encrypted password file could not be found!" -Component "BIOSPassword" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to create an encrypted password file: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "BIOSPassword" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
else
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to locate HP password encryption utility!" -Component "BIOSPassword" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
###########################
## Stage the BIOS update ##
###########################
Write-Log -Message "Staging BIOS firmware update" -Component "BIOSFlash"
try
{
If ($BIOSPasswordSet)
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath "$($BIOSExecutable.FullName)" -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "-s -p.\password.bin -f.\$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName -r -b" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
}
Else
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath "$($BIOSExecutable.FullName)" -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "-s -f.\$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName -r -b" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
}
If ($Process.ExitCode -eq 3010)
{
Write-Log -Message "The update has been staged. The BIOS will be updated on restart" -Component "BIOSFlash"
}
Else
{
Write-Log -Message "An unexpected exit code was returned: $($Process.ExitCode)" -Component "BIOSFlash" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
}
catch
{
Write-Log -Message "Failed to stage BIOS update: $($_.Exception.Message)" -Component "BIOSFlash" -LogLevel 3
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
throw
}
Write-Log -Message "This BIOS update run is complete. Have a nice day!" -Component "Completion"
Upload-LogFilesToAzure
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christophergithub2021 commented Oct 19, 2021

Thank you, sir. Am I be able to use this script even without creating a bios password?

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christophergithub2021 commented Oct 19, 2021

<![LOG[Disabling IE first run wizard]LOG]!><time="19:47:58.115+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Preparation" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Finding info for latest version of HP Image Assistant (HPIA)]LOG]!><time="19:47:58.145+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[SoftPaq number is sp135640]LOG]!><time="19:47:59.969+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Download URL is https://hpia.hpcloud.hp.com/downloads/hpia/hp-hpia-5.1.3.exe]LOG]!><time="19:47:59.969+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloading the HPIA]LOG]!><time="19:47:59.969+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloaded 100%]LOG]!><time="19:48:09.405+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Download is finished]LOG]!><time="19:48:09.415+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[BITS transfer is complete]LOG]!><time="19:48:09.425+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extracting the HPIA]LOG]!><time="19:48:09.425+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extraction complete]LOG]!><time="19:48:21.595+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Analyzing system for available BIOS updates]LOG]!><time="19:48:21.600+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Analysis complete]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.620+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Reading xml report]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.620+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Report located at C:\ProgramData\Contoso\HP_BIOS_Update\2021-Oct-19_19.47.58\Report\HP ProDesk 400 G6 Desktop Mini PC.xml]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.625+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Current BIOS version is 02.06.02]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.635+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Recommended BIOS version is 02.08.01]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.635+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Softpaq download URL is https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp133001-133500/sp133197.exe]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.635+000" date="10-19-2021" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloading the Softpaq]LOG]!><time="19:49:50.635+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloaded 100%]LOG]!><time="19:49:55.667+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Download is finished]LOG]!><time="19:49:55.667+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[BITS transfer is complete]LOG]!><time="19:49:55.687+000" date="10-19-2021" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extracting the BIOS Update]LOG]!><time="19:49:55.687+000" date="10-19-2021" component="ExtractBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extraction complete]LOG]!><time="19:50:03.475+000" date="10-19-2021" component="ExtractBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[No password has been set on the BIOS]LOG]!><time="19:50:03.565+000" date="10-19-2021" component="BIOSPassword" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Staging BIOS firmware update]LOG]!><time="19:50:03.565+000" date="10-19-2021" component="BIOSFlash" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Failed to stage BIOS update: This command cannot be run due to the error: The system cannot find the file specified.]LOG]!><time="19:50:03.575+000" date="10-19-2021" component="BIOSFlash" context="" type="3" thread="" file="">

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SMSAgentSoftware commented Oct 19, 2021

Looks like it cannot find the BIOS executable. Check the path "$WorkingDirectory$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName$BIOSExecutable" for either HpFirmwareUpdRec.exe or HPBIOSUPDREC.exe.

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christophergithub2021 commented Oct 20, 2021

Thanks Sir Trevor.

HpFirwareUpdRec.exe does exist on "$WorkingDirectory$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName$BIOSExecutable or (C:\ProgramData\Contoso\HP_BIOS_Update\2021-Oct-20_12.49.20\sp133197)

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christophergithub2021 commented Oct 20, 2021

May I know what is this means? $BIOSUpdateDirectoryName = $SoftpaqFileName.Split('.')[0]

#########################

Extract BIOS Update

#########################
Write-Log -Message "Extracting the BIOS Update" -Component "ExtractBIOSUpdate"
$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName = $SoftpaqFileName.Split('.')[0]

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SMSAgentSoftware commented Oct 20, 2021

This comes ultimately from the download URL, in your case https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp133001-133500/sp133197.exe, which would result in $BIOSUpdateDirectoryName = sp133197.
Curious why it's not working as the file path at least seems correct. Perhaps it can't find the actual *.bin file, the payload for the update? Is AV at play here?

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JrothSKV commented Jan 5, 2022

I have a similar issue. The softpaq subfolder is created, and the bin/inf file are there.

<![LOG[#######################]LOG]!><time="12:39:55.583+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Preparation" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[## Starting BIOS update run ##]LOG]!><time="12:39:55.643+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Preparation" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[#######################]LOG]!><time="12:39:55.643+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Preparation" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Disabling IE first run wizard]LOG]!><time="12:39:55.643+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Preparation" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Finding info for latest version of HP Image Assistant (HPIA)]LOG]!><time="12:39:55.661+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[SoftPaq number is sp136558]LOG]!><time="12:39:56.226+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Download URL is https://hpia.hpcloud.hp.com/downloads/hpia/hp-hpia-5.1.4.exe]LOG]!><time="12:39:56.234+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloading the HPIA]LOG]!><time="12:39:56.236+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloaded 100%]LOG]!><time="12:40:01.867+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Download is finished]LOG]!><time="12:40:01.877+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[BITS transfer is complete]LOG]!><time="12:40:01.887+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadHPIA" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extracting the HPIA]LOG]!><time="12:40:01.897+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extraction complete]LOG]!><time="12:40:08.99+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Analyzing system for available BIOS updates]LOG]!><time="12:40:08.99+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Analysis complete]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.100+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Reading xml report]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.100+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Report located at C:\ProgramData\contoso\HP_BIOS_Update\2022-Jan-05_12.39.55\Report\HP EliteBook 845 G7 Notebook PC.xml]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.120+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Current BIOS version is 01.03.01]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.140+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Recommended BIOS version is 01.07.00]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.140+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Softpaq download URL is https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp136001-136500/sp136424.exe]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.148+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Analyze" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloading the Softpaq]LOG]!><time="12:41:44.148+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Downloaded 100%]LOG]!><time="12:41:49.197+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Download is finished]LOG]!><time="12:41:49.205+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[BITS transfer is complete]LOG]!><time="12:41:49.207+000" date="01-05-2022" component="DownloadBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extracting the BIOS Update]LOG]!><time="12:41:49.215+000" date="01-05-2022" component="ExtractBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Extraction complete]LOG]!><time="12:41:55.538+000" date="01-05-2022" component="ExtractBIOSUpdate" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[No password has been set on the BIOS]LOG]!><time="12:41:55.880+000" date="01-05-2022" component="BIOSPassword" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Staging BIOS firmware update]LOG]!><time="12:41:55.888+000" date="01-05-2022" component="BIOSFlash" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Failed to stage BIOS update: This command cannot be run due to the error: The system cannot find the file specified.]LOG]!><time="12:41:55.900+000" date="01-05-2022" component="BIOSFlash" context="" type="3" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[This BIOS update run is complete. Have a nice day!]LOG]!><time="12:41:56.260+000" date="01-05-2022" component="Completion" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">

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dimitrov6 commented Jan 14, 2022

Hello,
I have the same problem than JrothSKV.
The problem seems to come from the directory of the line
{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath "$WorkingDirectory$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName$BIOSExecutable" -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "-s -p.\password.bin -f.$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName -r -b" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
}

If i start a cmd and lanch manually the bios exe with the password.bin with manual links pointing where the program and files swhere downloaded byt the script : it works///
So how could we solve the problem?

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dimitrov6 commented Jan 14, 2022

Ok, i find the problem. You must modify this line

{
$Process = Start-Process -FilePath "$WorkingDirectory$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName$BIOSExecutable" -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "-s -p.\password.bin -f.$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName -r -b" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
}

With

{
    $Process = Start-Process -FilePath "$BIOSExecutable" -WorkingDirectory $WorkingDirectory -ArgumentList "-s -p.\password.bin -f.\$BIOSUpdateDirectoryName -r -b" -NoNewWindow -PassThru -Wait -ErrorAction Stop
}

And it works!

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SMSAgentSoftware commented Jan 14, 2022

Thanks for the find @dimitrov6! I have verified it and updated the code in the gist. I think originally I was extracting just the filename in the $BIOSExecutable variable - don't know how I missed that off.
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zataraine commented Nov 24, 2022

This is absolutely brilliant. In initial testing this has worked a treat with one exception; the password.bin file is being created in the correct folder but looks to be 0kb in size. I amended the Line 7 $BIOSPassword = "MyPassword" to the actual BIOS password.
I can't see any errors in the logs:
<![LOG[The BIOS has a password set]LOG]!><time="09:42:25.773+000" date="11-24-2022" component="BIOSPassword" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Creating an encrypted password file]LOG]!><time="09:42:25.778+000" date="11-24-2022" component="BIOSPassword" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[File successfully created]LOG]!><time="09:42:31.877+000" date="11-24-2022" component="BIOSPassword" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">
<![LOG[Staging BIOS firmware update]LOG]!><time="09:42:31.877+000" date="11-24-2022" component="BIOSFlash" context="" type="1" thread="" file="">

Upon reboot, the device then prompts for a BIOS password to complete the update - what the heck am I doing wrong? :(

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SMSAgentSoftware commented Nov 24, 2022

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