You can guess what happened from there; you’ve probably experienced yourself.Business-wide operating system updates take time and money, the kind that fall low on the priority list of a strapped CEO.But its meltdown illustrates the deeper problems inherent in Windows XP’s prevalence three years after its official demise.Experts rightly said that the best protection against the so-called Wanna Cry ransomware was to patch everything, as soon as possible.new strain of ransomware swept the UK’s National Health Service yesterday, shutting off services at hospitals and clinics throughout the region, experts cautioned that the best protection was to download a patch Microsoft had issued in March. A reported 90 percent of NHS trusts run at least one Windows XP device, an operating system Microsoft first introduced in 2001 and hasn't supported since 2014.NHS has disputed the 90 percent figure—though not that a significant portion of its systems run Windows XP—and was only one example of the tens of thousands of impacted computers across nearly 100 countries yesterday.If you do write your hardware models to Active Directory, you can use this command to retrieve them: Now, navigate to your MDT Deployment Share and open up the Applications folder.Create a new folder named BIOS Updates (or something similar).
If you support just Dell models, you can open up this URL ( and change the model name at the end for each of your products. Within MDT, open up your Task Sequence and head down to the Preinstall phase/group. If you support other models, leave a comment below with their BIOS Update switches and I will extend this list.
In our environment, most wide spread replacements/reimaging happens right before the Christmas break and during the Summer.
I have reminders set so that I download the latest BIOS versions into the central store.
In this How-To guide, we are going to cover: The examples shown are geared toward Dell machines.
This layout should work for any Make and Model though.