I definitely did not want to be in a position where we were manually updating BIOS versions.Here is a solution to update your BIOS versions using a Configuration Manager task sequence.In our tests, using Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration saved time and required fewer steps when compared to using similar HP SCCM 2007 integration solutions.
Many drivers come in an format, but can be extracted to expose the inf/sys/cat files.
I have my enable TPM / Import REPSET file steps before my Update BIOS steps in my task sequence.
This is to ensure that the devices BIOS settings are always configured with a password before my BIOS update step runs.
however, there are still a couple of options when it comes to allocating these drivers in task sequences.
* Update * As noted in the comments, Achim has posted a way to apply drivers without importing them into the database in SCCM 2012 – and it is detailed here –
This paper focuses on the Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager working in conjunction with the embedded i DRAC with Lifecycle Controller 2 technology to provide centralized management of 12G servers.