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ThinkPad Settings Capture/Playback Utility (SRSETUP) - ThinkPad

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ThinkPad Setup Settings Capture/Playback Utility (SRSETUP)

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README for ThinkPad Setup Settings Capture/Playback Utility (SRSETUP)
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ThinkPad stores various UEFI BIOS settings in its nonvolatile memory like Flash or EEPROM. These settings are configured by using the ThinkPad Setup menu. In general, this is done manually by the user. However, from a deployment point of view, the ThinkPad Setup settings are expected to be common to all machines and to be controlled remotely.

This software is a DOS application for this purpose.

Features:

  • Copy UEFI BIOS setup data settings
  • Copy UEFI BIOS secure data settings
  • Install and update for power-on password
  • Install for hard disk password
  • Copy supervisor password.

To use this software, a bootable and read/write-able media (floppy disk, USB memory, CD-RW, etc.) with DOS or Windows 95/98 boot disk installed, and also a device for the media (floppy disk drive, USB port, CD-RW drive, etc.) are necessary.

If this software has been used, updating this software will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
How to use software
Determining which Version is Installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge E120, Edge E125
  • Edge E220s
  • Edge E320, Edge E325
  • Edge E420, Edge E420s
  • Edge E520
  • Helix (Type 3xxx)
  • L430, L530
  • Twist S230u
  • T420, T420i, T420s, T420si
  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T431s
  • T440, T440p, T440s
  • T520, T520i
  • T530, T530i, T540p
  • W520, W530, W540
  • X1, X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8)
  • X1 Carbon (Type 34xx)
  • X120e, X121e
  • X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet
  • X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, X240s
  • Yoga

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • DOS
Summary of changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 2.00

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad S1 Yoga,S430,Twist S230u,X1 Helix (Type 3xxx),X1 Helix (Type 3xxx) 3G,
    X1 Hybrid,X240,Yoga.

Version 1.12

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T440,T440p,T440s,T540p,W540,X140e,X240s.

Version 1.11

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X131e.
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T431s, X230s.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

Notes
  • Both the donor ThinkPad and a target ThinkPad must have the same UEFI BIOS Level.

 

How to use software

Note:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
  • A bootable and read/write-able media (floppy disk, USB memory, CD-RW, etc.) with DOS or Windows 95/98 boot disk installed, and also a device for the media (floppy disk drive, USB port, CD-RW drive, etc.) are necessary.
Capturing BIOS Settings

Do the following procedures at a donor ThinkPad:

Setting up a donor ThinkPad
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the following messages is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key.
    "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button"
    The ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Change and save the desired settings as required.
  5. Exit from the ThinkPad Setup and restart the computer.
  6. Ensure that the donor ThinkPad starts up and functions properly.
Starting capture
  1. Copy SRSETUP.EXE into a bootable and read/write-able media with DOS or Windows 95/98 boot disk installed.
  2. Insert the media in its device, then power on and boot the computer with the media.
  3. At the command line, execute SRSETUP.EXE with the /c option.
    Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /c
    Where \path\file_name is the path and file name of ThinkPad Setup Settings file to be created.
Capture options

WARNING: This process creates an intermediate file that contains the power-on password, hard disk password and a pointer to the system that these passwords are intended to be installed on. Be sure to treat this intermediate file as a potential security exposure that exists until the reset process is complete. Be sure to transmit the file securely to the target system and to destroy the file when finished. Examples of secure transmission include carrying the file on removable media to the target system or encrypting the file before transmission over the network to the target system.

[Secure data and Supervisor password]

  • SRSETUP can captureUEFI BIOS secure data that includes a supervisor password. The captured data has an encrypted supervisor password of the donor ThinkPad. To capture the supervisor password, add the /kpap option to enter the password by the keyboard.
    Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /c /kpap

[UIA (User Information Area) Data]

  • To save UIA data, add the /UIA option.
    Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /c /UIA
    You can't use the /e option with the /UIA command at the target ThinkPad computers.

[Power-on password and Hard disk password]

  • SRSETUP can deploy power-on password and hard disk password. To set the power-on password and hard disk password at the target ThinkPad computers, create a password.txt file (any name), add the /EP password.txt options.
    Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /c /EP password.txt
    Where password.txt contains the names of UEFI BIOS settings files for each of target ThinkPad computers, the power-on password and the hard disk password. "Sample.txt" shows the format of .csv file.
  • If the supervisor password is set on a donor ThinkPad, add the /kpap option to enter the password by the keyboard.
    Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /c /kpap /EP password.txt
    In this case, the BIOS Settings file contains a supervisor password.

 

Playing Back BIOS Settings

Do the following procedures at a target ThinkPad:

Starting Playback

Notes:

  • [Secure data and Supervisor password]
    • If the target computer already has a supervisor password, add the /kpap option to enter the supervisor password by keyboard:
      Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /u /kpap
  • [Power-on password and Hard disk password]
    • If the target computer already has a power-on password and/or a hard disk password, you can not set the passwords by SRSETUP. You must remove the passwords by ThinkPad Setup Utility at the target computer.
  1. Copy the ThinkPad Setup Settings file in the step 9 of the "Capturing ThinkPad Setup Settings" section into the media in the step 7, as well.
  2. Insert the media in its device, then power on and boot the computer with the media.
  3. At the command line, execute SRSETUP.EXE with the /u option.
    Example: SRSETUP.EXE \path\file_name /u
    Where \path\file_name is the path and file name of ThinkPad Setup Settings file.
  4. The computer restarts automatically. After restart, the computer will shut down automatically at ThinkPad logo screen.

 

Determining which version is installed

Run SRSETUP.EXE with no parameter at the DOS command prompt. Version information is displayed on the screen.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-77041, MIGR-77041-KR
  • Document ID:DS014929
  • Last Updated :11/19/2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo