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BIOS Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Interface Guide


How to control a dynabook / Toshiba BIOS via the Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) Interface

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BIOS Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Interface Guide Outline

 This document is intended for IT administrators, IT specialists and service engineers that need to develop solutions for changing or controlling the dynabook / Toshiba BIOS settings through the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface. The manual guides you through the features of dynabook / Toshiba BIOS and exemplifies the usage of the WMI interface with script samples.



A deeper understanding of BIOS, PCs, Networking, WMI and Visual
Basic script language is a prerequisite to reading this manual.

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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in general

The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is in most Windows operating systems included by default.

It contains a wide range of functions such as:

     Start a process on a remote computer
     Schedule a process to be run on specific days at specific times
     Reboot a computer remotely
     Get a list of applications that are installed on a local computer or a remote computer
     Query the Windows event logs on a local computer or a remote computer

The dynabook / Toshiba BIOS WMI provides additional functions. It facilitates the administration significantly.


dynabook / Toshiba WMI Interface Guide Document



General precautions for changing BIOS settings

 WARNING:  Be careful when you change the BIOS settings!

If certain BIOS settings are not correctly configured, it is possible that:

                  Some features or devices may not function properly.
                  Computer or system boot failure occurs, possibly resulting in loss of data.
                  The BIOS Setup Screen can be accessed by pressing the F2 key when the dynabook / TOSHIBA logo
                          appears at boot time. 
                 If changes made to the BIOS result in system malfunction or undesired system performance, enter
                         the BIOS again and press F9 to load Setup Defaults, and then press F10 to save and exit BIOS.

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BIOS (BIOS Settings)
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2017-06-29 00:00:00
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