I recently noticed at a clients that their Dell laptops appear to have SMART disabled in bios by default. I noticed this while swapping out a disk on a desktop which had failed without any warning.. wonder why we didn't get anything. :-)
Anyone know how to script bios changes on Dell machines? Is it even possible?
This particular client has loads of laptops and maybe 50-75% of the company will be out of the office on any given day - making updating this difficult and expensive - unless I can script it.
The dell site mentions an openmanage package which they offer/sell, but that looks like overkill for such a simple need.