I don't see anything like that listed in the WMI
help. I'd be surprised if WMI could retrieve it. I'd
be even more surprised if Microsoft added that ability.
What good is a BIOS password that can be negated
programmatically, even remotely?
If you got locked out of your own PC and need
to clear the password, look up your motherboard
model online. There should be a small jumper that
you can remove for a few seconds to clear the
password. It's often easily identifiable on the board
even without needing to get a diagram of your specific
motherboard. There will probably be a tiny but readable
marking next to the jumper that says something
Failing that you could also just remove the battery for
a minute or so, but that will erase the memory of
all BIOS settings. So if you don't know the BIOS fairly
well then you should be careful with that. Maybe write
the current settings down before proceeding. (In many
cases a cleared BIOS will have little or no effect, but in
some cases it can make the machine seem "fried"
until you get the settings right.)
> I am basically looking for a VBSCRIPT that can query the WMI to retrieve
> BIOS password set on a machine (to prevent normal users from changing the
> BIOS settings). Since various vendors seem to have different methods of
> storing, there does not seem to be a common WMI Class for finding this
> Any pointers on this will be very helpful.