BIOS is outdated

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at]  

Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-15

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Win32_BIOS Microsoft Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to determine the value of the SMBIOSBIOSVersion and ReleaseDate keys. The value returned represents the version number and release date of the BIOS installed on the computer, respectively. The Exchange Server Analyzer also examines the Win32_ComputerSystem WMI class to determine the value of the Model key.

If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the value for the ReleaseDate indicates it is more than a year out-of-date, and that the Model key contains any of the following strings, a warning is displayed:

  • ProLiant DL320

  • ProLiant DL320 G2

  • ProLiant DL320 G3

  • ProLiant DL360

  • ProLiant DL360 G2

  • ProLiant DL360 G3

  • ProLiant DL360 G4

  • ProLiant DL380

  • ProLiant DL380 G2

  • ProLiant DL380 G3

  • ProLiant DL380 G4

  • ProLiant DL560

  • ProLiant DL570 G3

  • ProLiant DL580

  • ProLiant DL580 G2

  • ProLiant DL580 G3

  • ProLiant DL585 G1

  • ProLiant ML350

  • ProLiant ML350 G2

  • ProLiant ML350 G3

  • ProLiant ML350 G4

  • ProLiant ML370

  • ProLiant ML370 G2

  • ProLiant ML370 G3

  • ProLiant ML370 G4

  • ProLiant ML530

  • ProLiant ML530 G2

  • ProLiant ML570

  • ProLiant ML570 G2

  • ProLiant ML750

To correct this warning, and for more information about obtaining and updating a newer BIOS version or about Hewlett-Packard ProLiant servers, see the Hewlett-Packard Web site (


Web addresses can change, so you might be unable to connect to the Web site or sites mentioned here.