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I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

 
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HP-OVE-ADMINS group del
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I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

How can I reset the BIOS password to nothing?
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KarloChacon
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

hi

you need to clear NVRAM
page 79, System Maintenance Switch location (3)

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00687567/c00687567.pdf

procedure

1. Power down the server.
2. Remove the server cover.
3. Locate the System Maintenance Switch, position 6, and move the switch to the "On=Clear NVRAM" position.
4. Power the server back on until Power-On Self-Test begins.
5. After POST has started, power-cycle the server off.
6. Move the System Maintenance Switch back to the "Off" position.
7. Replace the server cover and power on the system. The server will boot normally.

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KarloChacon
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

steps above is in case you don't know the actual password


if you known the password you can do this

The Set Admin Password option is a simple character string with a maximum of seven characters.

To disable or clear the password, enter the password followed by a / (slash) when prompted to enter the
password.
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HP-OVE-ADMINS group del
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

Thank you so much! Your process is what I completed and it worked! Happy Holidays!

-Bruce-
VikasJoshi
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

Thanks king karlo to provide useful information...

 

Lincy_Zachariah
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

Hi Vikas,

 

Removing the CMOS battery and change the system maintanence switch to ON. Wait for sometime. Put the battery back in place and with change the switch to OFF position. This will reset the BIOS password.

 

 

 

 

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ZackInMA
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

"Removing the CMOS battery and change the system maintanence switch to ON. Wait for sometime. Put the battery back in place and with change the switch to OFF position. This will reset the BIOS password."

 

No it will not. This will only cause the server's clock to lose time. It does not reset the settings in the BIOS. 

jacklawry
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Re: I need to reset the BIOS password on a Proliant DL380 G4

It should say when you set the password that the max is 7 - I set one with more than 7 and it wouldn't accept my password found your post and entered the first 7 and worked fine.