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DR Series DR4300 - Owner's Manual

DR4300 system overview Technical specifications Initial system setup and configuration Pre-operating system management applications
Options to manage the pre-operating system applications System Setup Dell Lifecycle Controller Boot Manager PXE boot
Installing and removing system components
Safety instructions Before working inside your system After working inside your system Recommended tools Front bezel (optional) System cover Cooling shroud Cooling fans Cooling-fan assembly System memory Processors and heat sinks PCIe card holder Cable retention bracket Integrated storage controller card Expansion cards and expansion card riser Internal dual SD module (optional) Network daughter card Internal USB memory key (optional) System battery Power supply units (PSU) System board Trusted Platform Module Hard drives Hard drive backplane SD vFlash card (optional) Control panel assembly
Using system diagnostics Jumpers and connectors Troubleshooting your system

Using your system password to secure your system

You can use the System Security screen to perform specific functions such as setting the system password, setup password and disabling the power button.

To view the System Security screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Security.

The System Security Settings screen details are explained as follows:

Sets the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Enables you to control the reporting mode of the TPM. The TPM Security option is set to Off by default. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation, and Intel TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements or On without Pre-boot Measurements.
Clears all the contents of the TPM. The TPM Clear option is set to No by default.
Enables or disables the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) option. To enable the Intel TXT option, virtualization technology and TPM Security must be enabled with Pre-boot measurements. This option is set to Off by default.
Sets the User Defined Delay option when the User Defined option for AC Power Recovery Delay is selected.
Provides varying degrees of securing UEFI variables. When set to Standard (the default), UEFI variables are accessible in the operating system per the UEFI specification. When set to Controlled, selected UEFI variables are protected in the environment and new UEFI boot entries are forced to be at the end of the current boot order.
When Secure Boot policy is set to Standard, the BIOS uses the system manufacturer’s key and certificates to authenticate pre-boot images. When Secure Boot policy is set to Custom, the BIOS uses the user-defined key and certificates. Secure Boot policy is set to Standard by default.

Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings is displayed only when Secure Boot Policy is set to Custom.

To view the Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Security.
5.
On the System Security screen, click Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings.

The Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details are explained as follows:

Ensure that the password jumper is enabled. The password jumper enables or disables the system password and setup password features. For more information, see the System board jumper settings section.

2.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > System Security.
3.
On the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4.
In the System Password field, type your system password, and press Enter or Tab.
6.
In the Setup Password field, type your setup password and press Enter or Tab.

If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system password.

When Password Status is set to Locked, type the system password and press Enter when prompted at reboot.

2.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > System Security.
3.
On the System Security screen, ensure that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4.
In the System Password field, alter or delete the existing system password, and then press Enter or Tab.
5.
In the Setup Password field, alter or delete the existing setup password, and then press Enter or Tab.
6.
Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again, and a message prompts you to save the changes.

If Setup Password is set to Enabled, type the correct setup password before modifying the system setup options.

If you do not type the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the following message:

Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is typed. The following options are exceptions:

If System Password is not set to Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you can assign a system password. For more information, see the System Security Settings screen section.

Deleting or changing system and setup password

You can use the System Security screen to perform specific functions such as setting the system password, setup password and disabling the power button.

To view the System Security screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Security.

The System Security Settings screen details are explained as follows:

Sets the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Enables you to control the reporting mode of the TPM. The TPM Security option is set to Off by default. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation, and Intel TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements or On without Pre-boot Measurements.
Clears all the contents of the TPM. The TPM Clear option is set to No by default.
Enables or disables the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) option. To enable the Intel TXT option, virtualization technology and TPM Security must be enabled with Pre-boot measurements. This option is set to Off by default.
Sets the User Defined Delay option when the User Defined option for AC Power Recovery Delay is selected.
Provides varying degrees of securing UEFI variables. When set to Standard (the default), UEFI variables are accessible in the operating system per the UEFI specification. When set to Controlled, selected UEFI variables are protected in the environment and new UEFI boot entries are forced to be at the end of the current boot order.
When Secure Boot policy is set to Standard, the BIOS uses the system manufacturer’s key and certificates to authenticate pre-boot images. When Secure Boot policy is set to Custom, the BIOS uses the user-defined key and certificates. Secure Boot policy is set to Standard by default.

Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings is displayed only when Secure Boot Policy is set to Custom.

To view the Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Security.
5.
On the System Security screen, click Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings.

The Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details are explained as follows:

Ensure that the password jumper is enabled. The password jumper enables or disables the system password and setup password features. For more information, see the System board jumper settings section.

2.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > System Security.
3.
On the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4.
In the System Password field, type your system password, and press Enter or Tab.
6.
In the Setup Password field, type your setup password and press Enter or Tab.

If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system password.

When Password Status is set to Locked, type the system password and press Enter when prompted at reboot.

2.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > System Security.
3.
On the System Security screen, ensure that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4.
In the System Password field, alter or delete the existing system password, and then press Enter or Tab.
5.
In the Setup Password field, alter or delete the existing setup password, and then press Enter or Tab.
6.
Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again, and a message prompts you to save the changes.

If Setup Password is set to Enabled, type the correct setup password before modifying the system setup options.

If you do not type the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the following message:

Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is typed. The following options are exceptions:

If System Password is not set to Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you can assign a system password. For more information, see the System Security Settings screen section.

Operating with a setup password enabled

You can use the System Security screen to perform specific functions such as setting the system password, setup password and disabling the power button.

To view the System Security screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Security.

The System Security Settings screen details are explained as follows:

Sets the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Enables you to control the reporting mode of the TPM. The TPM Security option is set to Off by default. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation, and Intel TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements or On without Pre-boot Measurements.
Clears all the contents of the TPM. The TPM Clear option is set to No by default.
Enables or disables the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) option. To enable the Intel TXT option, virtualization technology and TPM Security must be enabled with Pre-boot measurements. This option is set to Off by default.
Sets the User Defined Delay option when the User Defined option for AC Power Recovery Delay is selected.
Provides varying degrees of securing UEFI variables. When set to Standard (the default), UEFI variables are accessible in the operating system per the UEFI specification. When set to Controlled, selected UEFI variables are protected in the environment and new UEFI boot entries are forced to be at the end of the current boot order.
When Secure Boot policy is set to Standard, the BIOS uses the system manufacturer’s key and certificates to authenticate pre-boot images. When Secure Boot policy is set to Custom, the BIOS uses the user-defined key and certificates. Secure Boot policy is set to Standard by default.

Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings is displayed only when Secure Boot Policy is set to Custom.

To view the Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Security.
5.
On the System Security screen, click Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings.

The Secure Boot Custom Policy Settings screen details are explained as follows:

Ensure that the password jumper is enabled. The password jumper enables or disables the system password and setup password features. For more information, see the System board jumper settings section.

2.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > System Security.
3.
On the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4.
In the System Password field, type your system password, and press Enter or Tab.
6.
In the Setup Password field, type your setup password and press Enter or Tab.

If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system password.

When Password Status is set to Locked, type the system password and press Enter when prompted at reboot.

2.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS > System Security.
3.
On the System Security screen, ensure that Password Status is set to Unlocked.
4.
In the System Password field, alter or delete the existing system password, and then press Enter or Tab.
5.
In the Setup Password field, alter or delete the existing setup password, and then press Enter or Tab.
6.
Press Esc to return to the System BIOS screen. Press Esc again, and a message prompts you to save the changes.

If Setup Password is set to Enabled, type the correct setup password before modifying the system setup options.

If you do not type the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the following message:

Even after you turn off and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is typed. The following options are exceptions:

If System Password is not set to Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you can assign a system password. For more information, see the System Security Settings screen section.

System Information

You can use the System Information screen to view system properties such as Service Tag, system model name, and the BIOS version.

To view the System Information screen, perform the following steps:

3.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOS.
4.
On the System BIOS screen, click System Information.

The System Information screen details are explained as follows:

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