NOTE: if you have issues importing an .EXE into SCCM with our plug-in, you need to upgrade to version 3.3 below.


Dell Command | Configure is a packaged software application that provides configuration capability to business client platforms.

This product consists of a Command Line Interface (CLI) and Graphical User Interface (GUI) to configure various BIOS features. Dell Command | Configure supports following Windows and Linux operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, Windows Pre-installation Environment (Windows PE), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and Ubuntu Desktop 16.04.

This is the 3.3 version of Dell Command | Configure.




Fixes in the Release

Fixes in version 3.3:

Added support for 64-bit SCE packages for WinPE 64 environments
-ASM (advsm) option does not display the current status for probes issue has been resolved
- Support for new platforms
- Support for following new BIOS features/attributes -
Enable MPM Configuration (--mpmcfg)
Limit system memory to less than 1 TB (--onetbsystemmemorylimitenable)
Tablet Button Illumination (--tabletbuttonillumination)
Enable AMD Turbo Core Technology (--amdturbocore)
Enable AMD Simultaneous Multithreading Technology (--amdthreadcontrol)
Enable AMD-V Technology (--amdvtenable)
Enable AMD-Vi Technology (--amdvienable)
Enable Rear USB 3.0 Ports (--rearusb3ports)
Enable Bluetooth, Front USB ports, and Rear USB 2.0 ports (--frontusbportcollection)
TPM Clear (--tpmclear)
Computrace (--computrace)
MAC Address Pass-Through (--macaddrpassthru)
Usb Ports Internal2 (--usbportsinternal2)
Pcie LinkSpeed (--pcielinkspeed)
Sign Of Life By Audio (--signoflifebyaudio)
Sign Of Life By Display (--signoflifebydisplay)
Sign Of Life By KbdBacklight (--signoflifebykbdbacklight)
MINISAS-HD_0 (--minisas0)
MINISAS-HD_1 (--minisas1)
MINISAS-HD_2 (--minisas2)
MINISAS-HD_3 (--minisas3)
Intel VMD Technology (--intelvmdtechnology)
Rugged Desk Dock NIC PXE (--ruggeddeskdocknicpxe)



The following fixes are made for 3.2.0 A00 only. 

  • Removed dependency on MSVCR110.dll and MSVCP110.dll in 32-bit application.
  • Missing HAPI driver libraries issue for CLI alone installation has been resolved.
  • Error codes are retained same as 3.1 release.


New in the Release

  • Support for new platforms.
  • Support for SMBIOS 3.0
  • Updated the default installation path for Linux (RHEL and Ubuntu) as /opt/dell/dcc.
  • Support for following new BIOS features/attributes:
    • Determining if BIOS should attempt to boot from the legacy boot list when the UEFI boot list fails (--attemptlegacyboot).
    • Configuring the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level (--aspm).
    • Configuring the automatic BIOS recovery without any user interaction if BIOS corruption is detected (--biosautorecovery).
    • Configuring the BIOS connect feature (--biosconnect).
    • Configuring the state of the available BiosConnect boot paths (--biosconnectactivation).
    • Allowing or restricting downgrading of the system BIOS (--biosdowngrade).
    • Configuring the BIOS integrity check during the booting process (--biosintegritycheck).
    • Allowing or restricting the BIOS event log to be cleared on the next boot (--bioslogclear).
    • Configuring the visibility of BIOS settings (--biossetupadvmode).
    • Configuring the time-out value for the keyboard backlight when an AC adapter is plugged into the system (--brightnessac).
    • Configuring the panel brightness to be used when the system is using battery power only (--brightnessbattery).
    • Configuring the Reliability Availability Serviceability (RSA) support on CPUs (--cpursa).
    • Configures the CPU snoop mode (--cpusnoop).
    • Configuring the platform external displays (--dgpuexterndisplay).
    • Configuring Configures the dock battery charge mode (--dockbattchrgcfg).
    • Allowing or restricting to use the docking station in the absence of AC power while the battery is charged for more than specified percentage (--docksupportonbattery).
    • Configuring the fan speed control if the fan speed is set to Auto using fanspeed attribute (--fanspeedctrllevel).
    • Configuring whether to clear the fault tolerant memory log during the next boot (--faulttolerantmemlogclear).
    • Configuring the full screen logo that appears during BIOS POST (--fullscreenlogo)
    • Configuring GPS WWAN Radio (--gpsonwwanradio).
    • Configuring System Isochronous mode (--isochronous).
    • Configuring the time-out value for the keyboard backlight when an AC adapter is plugged into the system (--kbdbacklighttimeoutac).
    • Configuring the time-out value for the keyboard backlight when the system is running only on battery power (--kbdbacklighttimeoutbatt).
    • Configuring lid switch functions (--lidswitch).
    • Configuring the liquid cooler 1, and the liquid cooler 2 (--liquidcooler1, and --liquidcooler2).
    • Configuring M2 PCIE SSD 0 and M2 PCIE SSD 1 (--m2pciessd0, and --m2pciessd1).
    • Configuring the master password settings (--masterpwdlockout).
    • Configuring the time limit value of the memory fault tolerance (--memfaulttoltimelmt).
    • Configuring Reliability Availability Serviceability (RSA) support on memory modules (--memoryrsa).
    • Configuring the memory performance monitor feature (--memperformancemonitor).
    • Configuring the Reliability Availability Serviceability (RSA) support on PCIe devices (--pciersa).
    • Allows or restricts the power event log to be cleared on the next boot (--powerlogclear).
    • Configuring the Stealth Mode control of the Intel 8260 card (--poweroffintel8260stealthmode).
    • Configuring the Dell recovery tool (--recoverytool).
    • Allowing or restricting the system to boot from SD card (--sdcardboot).
    • Configuring the read-only mode for SD card (--sdcardreadonly).
    • Configures Secure Guard Extensions (SGX) feature (--secureguardext).
    • Indicating that the power button has been pressed during POST (--signoflifeindication).
    • Determining which sleep mode to be used by the operating system (--sleepmode).
    • Configuring the boot flow for SupportAssist OS recovery tool in the event of certain system errors (--supportassistosrcvry).
    • Deleting the service OS non-volatile region (--svcosclear).
    • Allows or restricts the thermal event log to be cleared on the next boot (--thermallogclear).
    • Configuring the thunderbolt controller in the system (--thunderbolt).
    • Configuring the thunderbolt security level (--thunderboltsecuritylevel).
    • Configuring the maximum power for type-C connector (--typecbtryovrldprotection).
    • Determining whether the system should prompt the user to enter the Admin password, if set, while booting from a UEFI boot path from the F12 Boot Menu (--uefibootpathsecurity).
    • Configuring the provisioning of Intel AMT from a USB storage device (--usbprovision).
    • Configuring the USB wake from s4 power state of the system (--usbwakefroms4)
  • Support for additional possible values for the following BIOS features/attributes:
    • --cpucore
    • --speaker
    • --primaryvideodeviceslot
    • --processorcorecount
  • Withdrawal of support for the following BIOS features/attributes:
    • --clearsel
    • --speakervol


Known Issues

Issue: The exported SCE (.sh) file does not run on Linux, and displays the error message that "Improper version of OS used".

Description: The SCE (.sh) file exported using Dell Command | Configure GUI does not run on the systems running the following operating systems: RHEL 6.8, RHEL 7.3 & Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.

Resolution: Add the OS version of the target system by manually editing the exported .sh file.


For the systems running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, edit the .sh file as highlighted below.

if [ -f /etc/lsb-release ]; then

  export OS=`lsb_release -r | sed s/[^0-9]//g`;

  if [(( $OS == 1504 )) || (( $OS == 1604 )) || (( $OS == 1404 ))]; then


For the systems running RHEL 7.3, edit the .sh file by as highlighted below.

elif [ -f /etc/redhat-release ]; then

  export OS=`cat /etc/redhat-release | sed s/[^0-9]//g`;

  if [(( $OS == 56 )) || (( $OS == 60 )) || (( $OS == 70 )) || (( $OS == 73 ))]; then



Previous Releases

Dell Command | Configure 3.1.2

Dell Command | Configure 3.1

Dell Command | Configure 3.0


Whitepapers/Technical Documents



1. Activating the TPM with Dell Command | Configure