disabling boot devices on poweredge servers?

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Tue May 4 23:46:07 CDT 2010


> I would like (for security reasons) to disable boot from USB 
> or CD-ROM (I can turn off PXE boot from the NICs).  I don't want to use 
> a BIOS system password (as these are servers and need to be able to 
> reboot unattended) but will enable a BIOS setup password to lock in the 
> changes once they are set.

Don't forget that anyone with physical access to the machine can do a 
BIOS reset to get rid of your password, so don't consider this as 
anything other than a deterrent!

Cheers,
Adam.



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