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Automatic Driver Updates on Dell Machines

In today’s technologically driven environment, staying updated is not just ideal—it’s necessary. Operating systems and hardware drivers require consistent updates to ensure optimal performance, maintain the health of the system, and protect against potential security vulnerabilities. For businesses utilizing Dell commercial client hardware, this is where Dell Command | Update comes into play.

What is Dell Command | Update?

Dell Command | Update is a standalone application, specifically designed to administer updates for system software published by Dell. Simplifying the process of BIOS, firmware, driver, and application updates for Dell commercial clients, this application acts as a one-stop solution, providing a hassle-free method of keeping client hardware in sync with the latest software updates.

Key Features

Let’s delve deeper to understand the primary features this application offers to make the updating process seamless and straightforward.

  1. Comprehensive Software Updates: Dell Command | Update is an all-encompassing tool that allows users to update different system software, including BIOS, firmware, drivers, and Dell applications. This ensures all parts of your system are up-to-date, providing both optimal functionality and security.

  2. Post-Operating System Installation: If you’ve just installed a fresh operating system onto your Dell device, Dell Command | Update allows you to install drivers, specifically those pertaining to the network, once the operating system is in place. This is based on your computer’s identity, thus ensuring compatibility and minimizes potential software conflicts.

  3. Streamlined Update Process: The application seeks to remove the complexity of manual updates. Once set up, the tool will automatically check for updates, download, and install them when available, saving valuable time and resources.

  4. Business-Oriented Design: As Dell Command | Update is built with commercial clients in mind, it’s designed to manage updates across multiple Dell machines. This makes it an invaluable tool for businesses, especially those with a multitude of systems to manage.

Thus, using Dell Command | Update, businesses can significantly simplify their routine maintenance tasks, ensuring their Dell hardware remains current and secure. It reduces the time and effort spent on manual updates, allowing the IT team to focus on more critical aspects of their operation.

Using it in XEOX

Step #1

  • Navigate to the Chocolatey software section and search for “Dell Command | Update.”
  • Select the install package option by clicking on the three dots adjacent to the search result. This action initiates the automation wizard.
  • Proceed through the wizard’s prompts to begin the installation process. The automation will automatically install Dell Command | Update on your Dell computer once you complete the wizard.
Download Dell Command | Update
Installation Wizard

Step #2

Create an Automation. If you are not sure how to do that, please refer to our help page.

Initiate the Update Command

  • Navigate to the Script section within the toolbox and select Execute.
  • Enter the command below to start the Dell Command | Update process without user interaction, prevent automatic reboot, and log the output:
				
					"C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\CommandUpdate\dcu-cli.exe" /applyUpdates -silent -reboot=disable -outputLog=C:\dellCommand.log

				
			

Upload the Log File

  • After executing the command, proceed to use the Upload feature found in the Toolbox.
  • Then, select the newly created log file (dellCommand.log) to upload it. This action ensures the preservation of the update process’s outcomes for later review. Additionally choose custom directory and enter the path your log file was saved to. 

Delete the Log File

  • After uploading the log file, delete it on your device so that you can execute this job again. 
Execute

Tip #1: You can save the created automation as a template, so that it can be used by the whole organisation. 

Tip #2: The uploaded logfile is directly accessible within the automation. Simply click on the automation and go to the upload part to find a second tab, where the uploaded file is located for easy access.

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