• 08/10/2019
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Profile Creation, Delta Profiles

Occasionally IT administrators need to add configuration options to an existing Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) configuration without losing the current configuration.
To do this, we need to create a Delta profile. This profile is typically generated by a tool like the ACUWizard, which creates a configuration file that includes only those values that need to be added or changed, such as adding wireless profiles, modifying ping response, and updating passwords.
When using the ACUwizard, the following steps will be required to generate a Delta profile for configuring an Intel AMT device with a wireless connection profile.

Step 1: Gathering an opening the required file

  1. Download the Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS), and then extract the zip file to a local directory on an admin system.
  2. Navigate to the ACUWizard directory, and then launch ACUWizard.exe as admin.

Step 2: Configuring the Delta Profile

  1. On the Welcome screen, select
    Create Settings to Configure Multiple Systems
    .
The
Intel AMT Profile Designer
page now displays.
  1. Select the green Plus sign to create a new profile.
The
Getting Started
page now displays.
ACUWizard - Getting Started
  1. Select
    Delta Configuration
    .
  2. Click
    Next
    .
The
Profile Scope
page now displays.
ACUWizard - Profile Scope
  1. Select
    Clear All.
  2. Select the
    Wi-Fi Connection
    check box
    .
  3. Click
    Next
    .
The
Optional Settings
page now displays.
ACUWizard - Optional Settings page
  1. Confirm that 
    Network Configuration
     is selected
  2. Confirm that
    Wi-Fi Connection
     is selected.
  3. Click
    Next
    .
The
Wi-Fi Setup
window now displays. **
ACUWizard - Network Configuration page
  1. Select the
    Enable WiFi connection also in S1-S5 operating system power states
    check box.
  2. Select Add
    .
The
WiFi Setup
page displays
ACUWizard - Wi-Fi Setup page
  1. Type the 
    Setup Name
    .
  2. Type the 
    SSID
    .
  3. Select the Key Management Protocol.
    1. Tip: If your router uses WPA2 security, select RSN.
  4. Select the Encryption Algorithm.
    1. TIP: If your router uses AES encryption, select CCMP.
  5. Type and then confirm the Passphrase.
  6. Click 
    OK
    .
The 
Optional Settings: Network Configuration
 page displays.
ACUWizard - Network Configuration page
  1. Click
    Next
The
Finnish
page displays.
ACUWizard - Finish page
  1. In the
    Name of XML file
    box, type a name for the XML file.
  2. In the
    Confirm Password
    box, type and then confirm the password for encryption.
  3. Click
    Finish
    .
Note: The profile you just created is saved by default to the Documents\scs profiles folder.

Step 3: Configuring the Intel AMT client with the Delta profile

After you create the file, you’ll need to source the configurator folder from the Intel SCS download. The ACUWizard can be used to create a script or be run manually in the command line of the Intel AMT device requiring the configuration update.
To run the tool from the command prompt (run as admin), navigate to the acuconfig folder and run the following command: 
acuconfig configamt /decryptionpassword [password] /adminpassword [password]
 
*No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Product and Performance Information

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