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How to run the SCS Discovery Tool

Do you have a system that you believe is Intel(R) AMT capable and you are trying to run  samples but are getting an errors?  Here are some tips on how to make sure your systems *is* Intel AMT capable and is also capable of running the samples in the SDK 1.  Download and run the SCS Discovery [...] Read more >

Meshcentral.com – Improved MacOSX support

One of the problems I have been facing over the last few months was around the Mac OSX mesh agent. It just did not work right and so, over the last two weeks, I really made a big effort to improve it. Today, I released version 1.54 of the agent that seems to work much [...] Read more >

How to Configure your System to Run the IntelvPro PowerShell Module

If you are trying to run the vPro PowerShell scripts on your management console but are running into errors, it is possible that either the vPro PowerShell Module has not been installed and/or it is not configured correctly.   The following steps demonstrate how to configure your system in order to use this powerful interface. Step [...] Read more >

How to create AMT Certificates using the AMT SDK and OpenSSL

Acknowledgements:  Special thanks to Ajith Illendula and Sudeepti Balepur for sending this guide to me in order to share with our vPro Developers Community.   Instructions for creating Intel AMT Certificates for TLS Encryption using the Intel AMT SDK and OpenSSL 1 Modify the configuration server to not delete the private key and public key: [...] Read more >

How to create AMT Certificates using the AMT SDK and OpenSSL

Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Ajith Illendula and Sudeepti Balepur for sending this guide to me in order to share with our vPro Developers Community. Objectives: 1.  Create certificates for Intel AMT TLS encryption using the Intel AMT SDK and OpenSSL 2.  Using the  TLS.ps1 script,  configure non TLS configured Intel AMT systems to use  TLS communication [...] Read more >

Jeff’s Notebook: Intel® vPro ™ Developer Community – A resource for developing PC manageability & security software

Well, 2012 is here and with the New Year, you’ll be seeing some new topic areas for my blogs.  This year, I’m going to be exploring the additional areas of PC manageability and security software.  This is an area that continues to gain attention by IT managers and software developers that are trying to address the [...] Read more >

AES-NI in Laymen’s Terms

To understand how the AES Rijndael algorithm works I highly recommend that you look at Jeff Moser’s “A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) – A play in 4 acts”. This creative stick figure cartoon approach to describing the AES algorithm is one of the best ways I have seen for communicating how AES works. Read more >

AES-NI in Laymen’s Terms

To understand how the AES Rijndael algorithm works I highly recommend that you look at Jeff Moser’s “A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) – A play in 4 acts”. This creative stick figure cartoon approach to describing the AES algorithm is one of the best ways I have seen for communicating how AES works. Read more >

01.2012: Intel(r) AMT Developer’s Most Wanted

What is the Heci and LMS – this is the rolling question week after week.  Reseting the ME password. Intel VT-d and how is Intel AMT enabled?  Here are the most popular Forum threads and blogs during the last few weeks. Top 15 Forum Threads HP DC7700 (2007) Intel Management Engine Password Reset (2007) AMT Error Message “[UNS] [...] Read more >

01.2012: Intel(r) AMT Developer’s Most Wanted

What is the Heci and LMS – this is the rolling question week after week.  Reseting the ME password. Intel VT-d and how is Intel AMT enabled?  Here are the most popular Forum threads and blogs during the last few weeks. Top 15 Forum Threads HP DC7700 (2007) Intel Management Engine Password Reset (2007) AMT Error Message “[UNS] [...] Read more >

12.2011: Intel(r) AMT Developer’s Most Wanted

From UNS,LMS, SOL/LMS/HECI Drivers, MEI Passwords to Clearing the CMOS,  I just ran across a list of our most popular forum threads and blogs and thought it might be good to highlight them.  Top 10 Forum Threads (for the last 13 Weeks) AMT Error Message “[UNS] Failed to subscribe to local Intel(R) AMT” lms service cannot connect to [...] Read more >

Intel(r) AMT and the Intel(r) ME

The Intel® ME is the steam behind Intel Active Management Technology.  Intel AMT is a component of the Intel vPro platform. It uses a number of elements in the Intel vPro platform architecture. The following figure shows the relationship between these elements. The Intel AMT functionality is contained in the ME firmware (Manageability Engine Firmware). [...] Read more >

Intel(r) AMT KVM not Working

What do you do when you are ready to get started working with Intel Active Management Technology and you are excited about the recent inclusion of a software based (AMT) KVM feature and you can’t get it to work? A while back I wrote a blog –> HERE <– to help out with determining which [...] Read more >

WMI: Provider Not Found

Do you have a system that you believe is Intel(R) AMT capable and you are trying to run the WMI samples but are getting an error?  Here are some tips on how to make sure your systems *is* Intel AMT capable and is also capable of running the WMI samples supported by the WMI Provider. [...] Read more >

Intel System Defense Utility – Tech10 Video!

As some of your may already know, I have been working on the side on maintaining and improving the Intel System Defense Utility (ISDU). It’s an easy to use simple Intel AMT management console that is given for free on the Intel web site and comes with Intel Executive Series motherboards, that is, Intel motherboards [...] Read more >

Communication error between application and Intel® ME module (FW Update Client)

Have you experienced this error message, or one like it?  Then this blog is for you because you could be experiencing an issue with your MEI Driver.  This write-up contains information on how to go about determining if your vPro software is dishing out error messages due to not having a valid MEI Driver installed.  Note:  All OEM [...] Read more >

OpenMDTK – Improved Host Based Provisioning

Just a few days ago I released the first version of the Open Manageability Toolkit (OpenMDTK) with Intel AMT Host Based Provisioning support. Well, I just made a bunch of fixes and released a new version with improved support. For one, the user interface responds better, but the most important new feature in this release [...] Read more >