Intel NUC adding the missing SMBIOS information

Today I encountered the Intel NUC (NUC5i3RYH).

The task was simple, Add Drivers to WinPE & Create Driver Package for Windows 8.1

Unfortunately, the Intel NUC (NUC5i3RYH) was missing vital SMBIOS information ;(

The System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) defines access methods and data structures for BIOS that stores information on specific computers.

Example SMBIOS categories include:

  • Manufacturer
  • Product Name
  • Version
  • Serial Number
  • System SKU Number
  • System family
  • Chassis Asset Tag

I ran the following commandline: wmic csproduct get *

The result concluded that all information (except the SMBIOS GUID) was missing.

In my case, I needed the Product Name to match the actual model number – The info is needed to apply a specific driver package for the model using Configuration Manager or MDT

The Product Name can be verified using commandline: wmic csproduct get name

When assigning drivers from the task sequence in Configuration Manager or MDT I usually use:

SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Model LIKE “%TYPE%”

or for Lenovo

SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystemProduct WHERE Version LIKE ‘%TYPE%’

So what to do?

Intel has released a tool to modify the bios: Intel® Integrator Toolkit (download: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22856)

Using the tool is pretty simple:

  1. Download and Install Intel® Integrator Toolkit
  2. Start the tool
  3. Select download and customize bios in the wizard
  4. Choose your model from the list
  5. Select your BIOS
  6. Click Download and customize
  7. In the SMBIOS tab add the info you need
  8. Click Save
  9. In File Menu, click Create BIOS Install Package
  10. Save your EXE file
  11. Now run the file on the model you need to update with the information – it works from within Windows or from Windows PE.

After the reboot you will need to confirm the BIOS upgrade.

The added information is now available for use

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