Using Configuration Manager with Intel AMT

I’ve got an update for those of you using Configuration Manager with Intel AMT. Intel’s release of 4th Gen Intel Core vPro Processors (with Intel Active Management Technology version 9.0) contains an API change which Configuration Manager uses during provisioning.  Provisioning is the initial step which enables and configures Intel AMT. Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager have not been updated for the Intel AMT version 9 API changes.  As you probably know, Configuration Manager 2012 only supports up through AMT version 6.1.  The Intel Setup and Configuration Software (Intel SCS) has been updated to enable provisioning and configuration of Intel AMT version 9 systems.

Interestingly enough, it seems that System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012 can manage Intel AMT systems which have been provisioned by Intel’s Setup and Configuration software when the devices have been configured for Kerberos Authentication, and the out of band management point site systems are given appropriate permissions to manage the devices.

Here’s a blog post that talks about this process. http://communities.intel.com/community/vproexpert/blog/2012/10/18/blair-muller-guest-blog-integrating-sccm-2012-with-scs-81

For additional information about using the Intel Setup and Configuration Software, visit: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/setup-configuration-software.html

 

Further references:

Introduction to Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2007. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161963.aspx

Introduction to Out of Band Management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682076.aspx

Intel’s Business Solutions that Integrate with Configuration Manager: http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/partners/Intel-Corporation-Business-Client-Platform-Division-4297654253/appsandservices?LocId=-1

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