UEFI Secure boot
UEFI Secure Boot.
With the release of uefi pxe boots, we can now load images on our dell computers with much less interaction during the unbox. We are still forced to disable secure boot on all new systems before we can boot them.
Secure boot is a prevalent security patch that negates boot malware from infecting systems. this alone should be reason for integrating secure boot loads
all our equipment ships from dell with secure boot enabled under uefi, so I feel our Dell K2000 should be able to image Dell equipment out of the box without needing to modify the bios (so i guess dell needs to enable uefi network stack by default as well...). I recognize this is an opinion, but i feel it should be pointed out.
We’re moving this request back to a planned state as there are some additional items that need to be worked out before we proceed with development of this potential feature.
Microsoft has provided some additional requirements and processes that need to be completed, and this has added a timeline increase for feature release.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will keep you informed when we have any significant progress updates.
James Mogle commented
This one is going to be a major fail if it's not done and Dell forces Secure Boot. Major fail to the point that we would get rid of this product if that happens.
Jason E. commented
Someone on ITNinja commented that "future Dell desktop systems will not be able to disable secure boot" which is a major problem if this feature is not implemented. https://www.itninja.com/question/secure-boot-dell-hardware-to-kace-k2000-information-resources-anything
Christopher Taylor commented
Just wanted to chime in as well that it would be at least nice if we could get an updated timeline on the status of this.
It's been over a year now since it was moved to the "planned" state.
Al Rutter commented
I would REALLY appreciate this. Two less steps for our technicians to forget!
Any update on this? Looks like it's been radio silence for almost 6 months...
Larry Hall commented
Disappointed in the delay
Ken Senter commented
The last admin update on the topic was 14 months ago. Do we have an updated timeline on when this will be implemented?
As the comment below mine, any update on this? This is causing a lot of manual labour in a world of automation :)
Any movement on this?
Adam Rodriguez commented
I just read through the release notes and this is not noted. Can we have a REP please confirm or deny if it actually in this release?
Michael Kennedy commented
Any Ideas if this has been fixed for the next release? are there any timescales available??
Any update on this? I am still unable to UEFI Pxe boot if secure boot is enabled.
Any update on this topic? I presume this is an issue for many customers.
Still a problem for us as well for hands on deployment
Waiting on Microsoft to sign the files - moved to 7.0 release; follow-up email sent to Microsoft
Another request. Needed functionality in 2018
David Coe commented
Having this feature would greatly assist with remote automated deployments.
William Mullen commented
Yes, we recently (believe it or not) switched from Legacy to UEFI to minimise tech interaction during the imaging process. How wonderful was it to find out we STILL need to touch the BIOS to disable Secure Boot to boot with UEFI!
Agree heartily! We're so close to a completely 'touchless' deployment but this is a stumbling block.