Alex K. Angelopoulos
Mon Oct 14 11:49:00 2002
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Sent: Monday, 2002-10-14 05:19
Subject: RE: Bios access
> no, it's only for compaq, lookup something like Compaq Management Agents,
> Or Compaq Insight Manager.
> As for Generic things, it would actually have to be specific to each type of
> eg. It would have to come with the mother board cd ect ect.
> Find out what system board it is, and then contact the manufacturers.
> NOTE: This would only help for viewing the information!!!!!!
> It wouldn't be good if you could remotly play with the bios and change
> the setting while someone is workingo n the pc.
> kind of like me changing you cabaretor or cleaning the jets on your
> car while you are driving, you would have to stop (or reboot)
> What exactly do you want to do?
That's a good question, since there _are_ some big differences in what you can
do depending on whether you want to get to the machine "live" or "dead".
If you want live access, there actually are a bunch of tools for doing things -
but the quality and utility varies greatly, and it is usually hard to find
something universal. For example, you could remote-control a Win2K PC, then
possibly adjust a range of values via WMI - but the access you have would be
somewhat restricted and the same techniques would require a bunch of additional
software installed on other operating systems.
Another approach which is less expensive is using a KVM switch which allows
remote access - but that's only appropriate for a small server farm, so I doubt
it's the scenario Graeme is trying to deal with.