Note - Dell Command | PowerShell Provider 1.2 release has updated the names of attributes and possible values used in 1.1 and 1.0 releases.  To see the complete list please click Reference list for updated names of attributes and possible values link.

 

Overview

Dell Command | PowerShell Provider is a PowerShell module that provides BIOS configuration capability to Dell client Enterprise systems such as OptiPlex, Latitude, Venue 11 Pro, XPS Notebook, and Precision using Windows PowerShell Interface.

Dell Command | PowerShell Provider can be installed as plug-in software registered within Windows PowerShell environment. Dell Command | PowerShell Provider works for local and remote systems, and even in Windows pre-installation environment. This module, with its native configuration capability, makes BIOS configuration most manageable for system administrators.

Dell Command | PowerShell Provider can be used on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE 4.0 onwards) operating systems.

This is the 1.3 version of Dell Command | PowerShell Provider. 

 Desired State Configuration Whitepaper

Downloads

Dell Command | PowerShell Provider module is available at PowerShell Gallery. To install the module from PowerShell Gallery, refer to PowerShell Gallery.  

64-bit Dell Command | PowerShell Provider v1.3.0      (Released - 08/03/2017)

Dell Command | PowerShell Provider Documentation

32-bit Dell Command | PowerShell Provider v1.3.0              (Released - 08/03/2017)

Dell Command | PowerShell Provider FAQ

Alternatively, Dell Command | PowerShell Provider is also available at Dell Support site for Download.

Download Dell Command | PowerShell Provider v1.2

(Released - 01/06/2017)

 

What's new 

1.3

    • Support for Kaby lake platforms (Aspen, Kirkwood 13; pre-enabled support for Kona B  Kona S, Matira 3,5,7 , Steamboat13, LVST2 )

    • Support for new BIOS features

    • Support for WIN 10 Redstone 2


1.2

  • Desired State Configuration (DSC) support
  • New Platforms support
  • Updated attribute names and Possible values. To see the complete list please click Reference list for updated names of attributes and possible values link
  • Support for displaying platform-specific possible values for the attributes in PossibleValues property
  • Support for new property: UnSupportedPossibleValues for showing additional possible values for the attribute that are not supported on current platform
  • Support for displaying the meaningful attribute names that are similar to BIOS setup screen names, in a ShortDescription column
  • Support for new BIOS attributes. To see the complete list of new BIOS attributes please refer What's new section is user guide. To download the user guide, click Dell Command | PowerShell Provider Documentation link in the Downloads section.

 

Fixes 

  • Value of KeyboardIllumination can be set as 'Bright' (100%).
  • MemoryTechnology attribute is now shown on the platforms with the latest technology such as DDR4, LPDDR, etc.
  • HTCapable attribute displays the accurate information

 

Known Issues

Issue: Windows 7 may not recognize the digital signature validity.

Description: If the system is not connected to internet, Windows 7 does not recognize the digital signature validity of psd1 files.

Resolution: Connect the system to internet or manually install the certificate and validate the digital signature. 

 

Installation and Configuration

To know about installing and configuring Dell Command | PowerShell Provider module in your system, refer Download and Installation section in user guide. To download the user guide, click Dell Command | PowerShell Provider Documentation link in the Downloads section.

 

Whitepapers/Technical Documents 

 

Articles/Blogs 

 

Videos

Changing boot sequence using Dell Command | PowerShell Provider