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Table 3-3
Security Features Overview (continued)
Access Panel Key Lock
Hood Sensor (Optional)
Universal Chassis Clamp Lock
Hood Lock (Smart cover lock)
NOTE: For more information about the Computer Setup (F10) Utility, see

Password security

The power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the workstation by requiring entry of a password
to access applications or data each time the workstation is powered on or restarted. The setup password
specifically prevents unauthorized access to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility and can also be used as
an override to the power-on password. That is, when prompted for the power-on password, entering the
setup password instead will allow access to the workstation.
You can establish a network-wide setup password to enable the system administrator to log in to all
network systems to perform maintenance without having to know the power-on password.
System Software Manager and HP Client Manager Software allow remote management of
Setup Passwords and other BIOS settings in a networked environment. For more information, see http://

Establishing a setup password using the Computer Setup (F10) Utility

Establishing a setup password through the Computer Setup (F10) Utility prevents reconfiguration of the
workstation (via use of the Computer Setup (F10) Utility) until the password is entered.
To establish a setup password using workstation setup:
Power on or restart the workstation.
As soon as the computer is powered on, press and hold the
Setup (F10) Utility. Press
and press and hold the
If you are using a PS2 keyboard, you might see a Keyboard Error message—disregard it.
Select Security>Setup Password and follow the onscreen instructions.
Before exiting, select File>Save Changes and Exit.
Prevents the removal of the access panel and
all internal components, including optical and
floppy drives.
Notifies a local or remote user when the
chassis access panel has been opened.
The version without a cable discourages
access panel removal and prevents theft of I/
O devices. The version with a cable
additionally prevents entire system theft and
allows multiple systems to be secured with a
single cable.
Prevents removal of the access panel and all
internal components including optical and
floppy drives. Eliminates the need for a
physical key by enabling password-protected
locking and unlocking by a local or remote
If you do not press the
key again to access the utility.
to bypass the title screen, if necessary.
key at the appropriate time, you must restart the workstation
How it is established
Lock the access panel.
Install an intrusion sensor.
Install a chassis clamp lock.
Install a hood lock.
Computer Setup (F10) Utility menu on page
key until you enter the Computer
Desktop management


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