How to Update BIOS Settings Remotely

By Stephen Lilley

If you want to update the settings on a computer's basic input/output system, or BIOS, from a remote location, you can do so using a native Windows utility called Remote Desktop Connection. This utility lets you connect to a remote computer and control it using your own machine. You can then reboot that remote computer, load the BIOS and make any configuration changes you'd like without actually being anywhere near the machine in question.

Step 1

Click "Start."

Step 2

Click "All Programs."

Step 3

Click "Accessories."

Step 4

Click "Remote Desktop Connection." Type the name of the computer you want to remotely adjust into the "Name" box and click "Connect." You will now see the desktop of the remotely connected computer on your own computer monitor.

Step 5

Click "Start" and "Restart" to remotely reboot your connected computer.

Step 6

Press your remotely connected computer's BIOS access key. This key is listed on screen beneath the logo of your computer manufacturer. This will boot the remotely connected computer into its BIOS configuration utility. You can now update any BIOS-related settings you'd like using your computer's keyboard.