Setting BIOS/EFI Firmware Passwords on Lab Computers

IT Services strongly recommends that all lab computers have a BIOS (PC) or EFI firmware (Mac) password set. Without this, ordinary users can boot the computers from external drives and re-image or modify the computers.

Windows PCs must have their BIOS passwords set individually. The exact location of these settings within the BIOS varies depending on the make and model of the PC.

For Macs, Casper can apply the EFI firmware password to all Macs automatically. See Service Now Knowledge Base article KB0010947 for how to configure this for your labs.