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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Evaluating System Hardware

When you are working with computers in the enterprise, you’ll often need to obtain detailed configuration information for hardware components. This configuration information will help you evaluate hardware to ensure it is functioning properly and help you diagnose and resolve difficult issues, such as hardware malfunctions and improper configurations.

Checking Firmware Versions and Status

A computer’s firmware can be the source of many hardware problems. The firmware must be configured properly and should be kept current with the latest revision.

You can use Win32_BIOS to examine the status, version, language, and manufacturer of a computer’s BIOS firmware. When you are trying to determine whether a computer’s BIOS is up ...

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