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mmabob  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:28:00 PM(UTC)
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Is there a way to create a session group based either of these items from the Guest computer information? For example, one of our guests shows the following info:
Model: OptiPlex 7010
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
BIOS Name: BIOS Date: 09/09/13 14:35:04 Ver: A16.00

We are checking each of our clients' systems to ensure they have the bios updates to protect against the Microprocessor Side-Channel Vulnerabilities (Meltdown and Spectre). It would be handy if we could reference any or all of the above items in a session group filter. That way we could easily identify a group of systems that we know we need to work with.

Thanks for any help,
Bob

shawnkhall  
#2 Posted : Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:08:44 AM(UTC)
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if you know the potential values to search for from the raw BIOS output then the easiest way would be to use the Additional General Information extension, set it to use the Notes for storage, run it against your devices, then create a filter with something like 'Notes LIKE "*BIOS Date: 09/09/13*" to pull out machines with the older BIOS. expand the filter for other known values as you discover them.

I personally ran the vendor's own CPU diagnostics for detection via Commands and passed the information back through an extension that allows me to tag notes and customproperty values, then assign a Notes value (CPUVulnerable) and remove it on each one after it's resolved.
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mmabob  
#3 Posted : Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:32:55 AM(UTC)
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Shawn,

Thanks for your response. I'll give that a try.

Your method sounds more efficient than what I had in mind. Would you be willing to share the process and plugins you used to accomplish this?

Thanks,
Bob
mmabob  
#4 Posted : Monday, March 5, 2018 7:35:45 PM(UTC)
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Shawn,

Your suggestion of storing the extra info in the notes and filtering on that is working great.

Thank You!
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#5 Posted : Friday, March 9, 2018 7:34:42 PM(UTC)
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glad to hear it's working out for you :)
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