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How to set a BIOS password on group of DELL pcs in a network

I want to set BIOS password on a group of Dell PCs in the network and we use Windows XP SP2 operating systems.

Request to guide me to do this task. Thanks.

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    Sean Johnson May 11, 2010

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You have to visit each machine to set the password.
Since BIOS is DOS. prior to Windows establish network connection.
F2 to enter setup. tab to security and set administrator password.
don't foreget the password or change it in mid stream. you will not be able to access it w/o password.

my 2 cents... I wouldn't do it.

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