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BIOS ⁄ UEFI Utilities

 
 
 

BIOS/UEFI Utilities for Aptio and AMIBIOS


Custom UEFI and BIOS utilities for Aptio and AMIBIOS simplify the development and debug experience. AMI's Aptio firmware offers an easy transition to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification, giving developers all the advantages of UEFI - modularity, portability, C-based coding - while retaining easy-to-use tools that facilitate manufacturing and enhance productivity. AMI's rich set of utilities for BIOS ROM image customization without rebuilding the firmware provide a clear advantage in reducing both time and cost.

AFU

AMI Firmware Update (AFU)

AMI Firmware Update (AFU) is a scriptable command line utility for DOS, Microsoft Windows®, Linux, FreeBSD and the UEFI shell. Utilized for factory or field BIOS updates, AFU is flexible enough to update the entire Flash part or only a portion. It programs the main BIOS image, boot block or OEM configurable ROM regions.

AMI Firmware Update Utilities:

AMIBCP

AMI BIOS Configuration Program (AMIBCP)

The AMI BIOS Configuration Program (AMIBCP) for Aptio enables customers to modify parameters in a BIOS ROM without rebuilding from source. Developers can modify default values for BIOS setup parameters, modify default boot order in BIOS setup, view and edit sign-on and setup strings, and edit SMBIOS string data.

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AMISCE

AMI Setup Control Environment (AMISCE)

AMISCE is a command line tool which provides an easy way to update NVRAM variables, extract variables directly from the BIOS, change settings using either a text editor or a setup program and update the BIOS. AMISCE produces a script file that lists all setup questions on the system being modified by AMISCE. The user can then modify the script file and use it as input to change the current NVRAM setup variables.

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AMISDE

AMI Setup Data Extraction (AMISDE)

AMISDE is a command line tool for exporting setup data from an Aptio ROM image, including spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel®. It generates a helpful summary report of BIOS setup parameters and default values that enhances productivity in testing and manufacturing.

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Microsoft System Locked Pre-Installation (SLP) key

AMISLP

AMISLP allows the insertion of Microsoft System Locked Pre-Installation (SLP) key files into the BIOS image. SLP keys are used for OEM activation of Microsoft Windows® 7 and Vista®. For Windows® 8.1 and Windows® 10, the OEM Activation 3.0 eModule is used in conjunction with AFU v2.35 or greater.

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AMIUCP

AMI Utility Configuration Program (AMIUCP)

AMIUCP is a utility that is used to pre-configure the Aptio Flash Utility (AFU). Users can insert and exchange the default command string and ROM image used in AFU to create a customized version of the utility. AMIUCP supports AFU v2.35 or AFUWINGUI v1.12 or later.

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ChangeLogo

Change Logo

ChangeLogo allows developers to easily change logos displayed by Aptio at boot. The full screen "splash" logo and small logos appearing on the main screen during POST can be replaced with custom logos. ChangeLogo also allows logos to be extracted from existing Aptio ROM files.

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DMIEdit

Desktop Management Interface Edit (DMIEdit)

DMIEdit is a scriptable command line utility for DOS, Microsoft Windows®, Linux and the UEFI shell. The Desktop Management Interface Editor for Aptio enables developers to modify strings associated with platform SMBIOS tables (System, Base Board, Chassis, OEM string, etc). In manufacturing, use DMIEdit to embed platform serial numbers, UUID and license keys into the SMBIOS table, which identifies platforms to management software.

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AMIKM

AMI Key Management (AMIKM)

The AMIKM utility program can write PK, KEK and signature database information to the target system. Please note that the SMI Variable module is required in order to use AMIKM.

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MMTool

Module Management Tool (MMTool)

Aptio's Module Management Tool (MMTool) allows developers to manage firmware file modules contained within an Aptio firmware ROM image. Use MMTool to extract, replace and insert binary components such as modules, Option ROMs, microcode patches and ROM holes using its graphical or command line interface. With MMTool, developers can also create reports on the contents of an opened ROM image.

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AMIRDT

AMI UEFI ROM Dissect Tool (AMIRDT)

The AMIRDT utility makes it easy for developers to dissect a UEFI ROM and produce related reports on ROM status and size. This powerful tool can dissect ROMs down to section level, dissect NVRAM Variables, compare two ROMs and search the GUIDs of a given FFS to provide a summary of their sizes from ROM.

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Signing Server

Signing Server

AMI's Signing Server is a robust solution for managing the signing process, Secure Firmware Update, Secure Boot and other custom signing processes. The Signing Server includes three key components to give developers precise control over the signing process: Signing Service, Signing Server Management Console and Signing Client.

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The utilities listed above are available for various operating systems: Windows, DOS, Linux, BSD and EFI Shell. Please contact AMI Sales for more information.