BIOS update is available

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Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-18

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Win32_BIOS Microsoft Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to determine the value of the SMBIOSBIOSVersion key. The value returned represents the version number and release date of the BIOS that is installed on the computer. The Exchange Server Analyzer also examines the Win32_ComputerSystem WMI class to determine the value of the Model key. If the Exchange Server Analyzer determines that the computer is an IBM X445 system with a BIOS version that is older than REJT48A, the Exchange Server Analyzer displays an error.

To correct this error, and for more information about obtaining and updating to a newer BIOS version, see the IBM Web site "Flash BIOS update (DOS update package) with RSA I and RSA II EXA support - IBM eServer xSeries 445" (


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