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Meshcentral - WebRTC transfers, Twitter and Mobile Site
By ylian-saint-hilaire (Intel) Posted on 12/03/14 1
It’s full speed ahead for Meshcentral as we start the holiday season. This week we for another stack of big improvements that continue to drive Meshcentral as a leading solution for open source computer monitoring and management. WebRTC file transfers. For a long time, we could manage and tran...
Meshcentral - WebRTC TURN server now included
By ylian-saint-hilaire (Intel) Posted on 11/12/14 0
People already familiar with Meshcentral know we are making the most of web technologies and getting the benefits associated with this strategy. We make extensive use of WebRTC as a way to connect browsers to devices and other browsers for a wide range of usages. Today, we are releasing another...
Access Intel AMT features via Microsoft Powershell #IntelvPro #Powershell
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel) Posted on 11/07/14 0
  This blog has a video tutorial associated with it as well click HERE to watch.           Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) is part of the Intel® vPro™ technology offering. Platforms equipped with Intel AMT can be managed remotely, even if the operating system is unavaila...
Intel® Black Belt Software Developers on Film!
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 11/06/14 2
In the last couple of months we have captured a number of Black Belts on video. Some were done in the studio, some at September's Intel Developer Forum. No matter the circumstances and method, they are great opportunities to check the pulse of the members of our elite group and to find out what t...
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Intel® AMT High-level API
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel)Posted 10/30/20145
Thank you for your interest in the Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) High-level API Technology. Introduction Introduction to the High-level API Intel Management Library Technology Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) is a capability embedded in Intel-based platforms ...
The Intel® Core™ M Processor
By Colleen Culbertson (Intel)Posted 09/29/20140
This article, aimed at developers, will provide a glimpse into this 64-bit, multi-core SOC processor, with an overview of the available Intel technologies, including Intel® HD Graphics 5300.
Disclosure of H/W prefetcher control on some Intel processors
By Vish Viswanathan (Intel)Posted 09/24/20140
Disclosure of H/W prefetchers control on some Intel processors This article discloses the MSR setting that can be used to control the various h/w prefetchers that are available on Intel processors based on the following microarchitectures: Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, an...
Full Pipeline Optimization for Immersive Video in Tencent QQ*
By Colleen Culbertson (Intel)Posted 09/22/20140
Download PDF Abstract Tencent (Tencent Technology Company Ltd) integrated the Intel® Media SDK to optimize performance and reduce power consumption of its video conferencing app, QQ*. The app went from a max resolution of 480p with low frames per second (fps) to 720p resolution at 15-30 fps whi...
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Intel Business Client Platforms
Whether you’re developing for unmanaged small business, or enterprise-level IT departments, 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PC and mobile platforms are designed to help you meet the needs of your customers.

 

Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intel® Small Business Advantage

Manageability (Use Cases)
Remote management features make it easy to keep PCs running smoothly and more cost effectively.

 

 

Maintenance
State-of-the-art technology makes security, data backup, updates, and routine maintenance fully automatic.

 

Security
Hardware-assisted security features allow quick deployment of patches, and remote unlocking of encrypted drives, even when the PC is off.

Performance
The visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family means improved security, manageability, and cost-effectiveness.

Virtualization
Built-in security and virtualization capabilities provide a flexible foundation for computer models of today and tomorrow.

 


Technology Capabilities

Develop Software unlocking the detect, repair and protect capabilities of Intel® vPro™ Technology. Gain access to the tools, technical information and industry expert support to help you develop software for Intel's premier business platform.

  • SECURITY
  • Intel vPro platforms are loaded with features and technologies to deliver best in class security protection. Whether it's applying advanced encryption or remotely disabling a stolen/lost PC, systems equipped with Intel vPro technology are designed to keep your data safe. Explore the many options below to see which features/technologies might fit best into your products.


    Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)

    AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), an encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government is widely used across the software ecosystem to protect network traffic, personal data, and corporate IT infrastructure. AES-NI were designed to implement some of the complex and performance intensive steps of the AES algorithm using hardware and thus accelerating the execution of the AES algorithms.


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    Intel® TXT

    Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) provides a hardware- based root of trust to ensure that a platform boots with a known good configuration of firmware, BIOS, virtual machine monitor, and operating system.

    Learn More ›


    DIGITAL RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR

    User Manual for the Rdrand Library (Linux Version)

    User Manual for the Rdrand Library (Windows Version)

    Intel® Secure Key is Intel's name for its new Intel® 64 Architecture instruction RdRand and its underlying Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG) hardware implementation (old code name, Bull Mountain). Intel® Secure Key provides a processor-based RNG solution that is of high quality and performance, highly available, and secure.


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    Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)

    Intel has built two-factor authentication directly into the processors of select 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs, helping to prevent unauthorized access to important personal accounts. Intel IPT allows vendors to store their OTP algorithms inside the processor itself, in a secure chipset called Intel® Management Engine (Intel® ME). Intel's hardware solution eliminates the complexity and unstable nature of OTP software solutions, as well as the user-dependent problems of tokens.

    Download Intel® IPT Installer

    If you have a strong authentication solution or component to your application, take the next step in incorporating Intel® IPT by contacting us at jennifer.l.gilburg@intel.com.


    Intel® IPT Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

    Intel® Identify Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) is meant to augment security features that allow for user identification and encryption by adding a hardware layer of protection. Intel® IPT with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) acts as a hardware security module, similar to a Smart Card. However, it is as easy to manage as software PKI deployments. Intel® IPT with protected transaction display further protects PKI certificates with a PIN code entry generated in Intel’s protected audio vision path (PAVP) using Intel’s integrated graphics. Display and entry of the PIN code is handled by secure hardware, making PIN theft very difficult.

    Technology Overview
  • POWER EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE
  • At the heart of the many features and capabilities of Intel vPro systems are the latest Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors. These processors provide outstanding performance while still delivering power efficiency. Review the features below and visit the Parallel Programming Community for additional threading support.


    INTEL® HYPER-THREADING TECHNOLOGY

    Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. Intel® HT Technology increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software. Intel HT Technology is available on Previous Generation Intel® Core™ processors, 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family, and Intel® Xeon® processor family.

    An Intel® processor and chipset combined with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel HT Technology allows you to:

    • Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness
    • Keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity
    • Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities
     

    Introduction to Hyper-threading ›

    1 Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.


    TURBO BOOST

    Intel has optimized Intel® Turbo Boost Technology2 to provide even more performance when needed on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor based systems. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is activated when the Operating System (OS) requests the highest processor performance state (P0).

    The maximum frequency of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is dependent on the number of active cores. The amount of time the processor spends in the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 state depends on the workload and operating environment.

    Any of the following can set the upper limit of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 on a given workload:

    • Number of active cores
    • Estimated current consumption
    • Estimated power consumption
    • Processor temperature

    When the processor is operating below these limits and the user's workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase until the upper limit of frequency is reached. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 has multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage current, power, and temperature to maximize performance and energy efficiency. Note: Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows the processor to operate at a power level that is higher than its rated upper power limit (TDP) for short durations to maximize performance.

    2 Intel® Turbo Boost technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost capability. Intel Turbo Boost performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost technology. See www.intel.com/technology/turboboost for more information.

Whether you’re developing 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based applications for networked systems, or creating tools for smaller businesses, this is the place for all your technical content needs.

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The Intel® Core™ M Processor
By Colleen Culbertson (Intel)Posted 09/29/20140
This article, aimed at developers, will provide a glimpse into this 64-bit, multi-core SOC processor, with an overview of the available Intel technologies, including Intel® HD Graphics 5300.
Disclosure of H/W prefetcher control on some Intel processors
By Vish Viswanathan (Intel)Posted 09/24/20140
Disclosure of H/W prefetchers control on some Intel processors This article discloses the MSR setting that can be used to control the various h/w prefetchers that are available on Intel processors based on the following microarchitectures: Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, an...
Full Pipeline Optimization for Immersive Video in Tencent QQ*
By Colleen Culbertson (Intel)Posted 09/22/20140
Download PDF Abstract Tencent (Tencent Technology Company Ltd) integrated the Intel® Media SDK to optimize performance and reduce power consumption of its video conferencing app, QQ*. The app went from a max resolution of 480p with low frames per second (fps) to 720p resolution at 15-30 fps whi...
How to use the rdrand engine in OpenSSL for random number generation
By John Mechalas (Intel)Posted 07/30/20140
The OpenSSL* ENGINE API includes an engine specifically for Intel® Data Protection Technology with Secure Key. When this engine is enabled, the RAND_bytes() function will exclusively use the RDRAND instruction for generating random numbers and will not need to rely on the OS's entropy pool for re...
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A Developer's Introduction to Business Client Technology

The following table will help you understand which technologies are present in which 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, so you can more effectively help your customers manage and streamline their business needs.

Advanced Technologies 

Intel® Core™ i3

Intel® Core™ i5 

Intel® Core™ i7

Firmware 

SBT

SBT or AMT1

SBT or AMT1

Intel® SBA Software

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Intel® AES-NI

No

Yes

Yes

Intel® Secure Key

No

Yes

Yes

Intel® Anti-Theft

No

Yes

Yes1

Intel® VT 

Yes (Vt-x)

Yes (Vt-x & Vt-d)

Yes (Vt-x & Vt-d)

Intel® TXT

No

Yes

Yes

1 Certain SKUs may vary. Please check your specific systems at http://ark.intel.com

For the "Un-managed" Small Business

Intel® Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Manageability

Intel® AMT Software Development Kit
The building blocks and documentation needed to develop for Intel® AMT systems
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Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS)
This package provides the newest tools to set up and configure Intel® AMT Devices.
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Open Manageability Developer Toolkit
Open source tools for management for computer that supports Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). 
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Intel® vPro Platform Solution Manager
Allows you to launch plug-in applications to remotely manage your Intel vPro Technology based PC clients. 
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Security

Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel® AES-NI is a new encryption instruction set that improves on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and accelerates the encryption of data in the Intel® Xeon® processor family and the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
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Intel® Secure Key
Intel Secure Key is the name for the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures instruction RDRAND and its underlying Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG) hardware implementation.

  • Implementation Guide
  • Code Examples
  • Case Studies

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Intel® Trusted Execution Technology

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) is a hardware security solution that protects IT infrastructures against software-based attacks by validating the behavior of key components within a server or PC at startup.
Learn more ›

  • Static Security Analysis (SSA)
  • Static Security Analysis (SSA) examines source code to find errors and security weaknesses, allowing you to eliminate defects early in the development cycle and proactively harden your application against security breaches.
Download ›
Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization
Intel® Virtualization models can help enhances security and manageability for your Business Client Customers.
Learn more ›

Find all the latest documentation to help with your development projects. Technical guides, case studies, code samples, videos and thought-provoking blog posts–you'll find it all here.

Manageability

Welcome to Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT)
To learn more about Intel AMT and to download the latest Software Development Kit (SDK), visit:
Intel AMT Start Here Guide 
Intel AMT SDK Download 
Intel AMT SDK Documentation

Intel® vPro™ Technology Resource Kit
The Intel® vPro™ Technology Resource Kit is a downloader tool that is a compilation of tools, utilities, and supporting documentation to simply educate you and easily walk you through the implementation of Intel vPro technology.
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Intel® AMT: Known Issues and Best Practices
The Known Issues, Best Practices, and Workarounds, may be very useful to many of our vPro Developers.
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Security

Advanced Security Features of Intel® vPro™ Technology
Intel® vPro™ technology creates a powerful platform in which security and manageability go hand in hand. Since manageability is a crucial aspect of an enterprise’s network.
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Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions (AES-NI)
Introduction AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is an encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government starting in 2001. It is widely used across the software ecosystem to protect network traffic.
Learn more ›

Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Overview of Intel® AES-NI, a new encryption instruction set that improves on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and accelerates the encryption of data.
Learn more ›

Securing the Enterprise with Intel® AES-NI
Learn why cryptography is hot in the marketplace today, especially in the enterprise.
Learn more ›

Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions (AES-NI)
Description of the six new instructions that make up the AES-NI instruction set and perform several compute intensive parts of the AES algorithm.
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Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) provides a hardware- based root of trust to ensure that a platform boots with a known good configuration of firmware, BIOS and virtual machine monitor.
Learn more ›

Intel® System Defense and Agent Presence Overview
System Defense and Agent Presence are security toolsets built into Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). The System Defense and Agent Presence toolsets are targeted at closing two gaps in in the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) methods currently employed by IT:

  • The time window between the identification of an OS/Agent vulnerability and completed deployment of a corresponding patch.
  • The time between an end-user tampering with an IDS agent and detection of and acting on the tampering.
Learn more ›

 

Virtualization

Virtualization HW technical brief
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) provides comprehensive hardware assists that boost virtualization software performance, improve application response times and provide greater reliability, security and flexibility.
Learn more ›

Virtualization: A Developer's Friend
The more developers use virtualization, the more they find new uses for it. Dis¬cover what you’re missing and how virtualization can help you get more done.
Learn more ›

Intel® Virtualization Technology: Flash* Animation
This animation provides an overview of Intel® Virtualization Technology.
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Intel® Virtualization Technology: Best Practices for Software Vendors
This series of articles functions as an aid to help software vendors tailor their applications for use with Intel VT.
Learn more ›

Business Client Developer Community

This is your community. We encourage you to participate in all ways that will help you, your fellow developers, and your customers. Whether it be asking and answering questions in our forums, reading writing or commenting on blogs, working toward becoming an Intel® Black Belt Software developer, your contribution is valued and valuable!


Build your Reputation

Intel® Black Belt Software Developers
Black belt status is awarded to software developers known for technical expertise, community leadership.
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Gael Hofemeier
Gael is an Application Engineer at Intel (since 2000) working primarily with Business Client Technologies.

Ylian Saint-Hilaire
A senior architect at Intel, Ylian Saint-Hilaire part of a path finding group and is currently researching new ways of using Intel platform technologies.

Javier Caceres
Javier is an Project & Product Manager working on Colombian industry since 2002. He has worked on many challenging projects like Windows Kernel Mode Drivers, Intel AMT SOL, and many, many more.

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AMT CLIENT/DRIVER 8.0.0.1262 fails - error (0x13EC) vcredist.exe
By Christian M.5
Hi All,     Have come across a very frustrating problem with out AMT 8.x systems where the install fails due to the installed version of C++  2010 Redistributable either being a later or equal version to the one that the AMT install package is trying to install. It appears that the installer does not check that C++ is installed or even the version and just dumbly starts the install every time resulting in the error (0x13EC) as the logs show below. The only workaround I have found is to uninstall the current version using a batch file then let the AMT package install it again however that has it own set of issues due to SCCM having a dependence on the same version of C++.     This issue is holding up the entire roll-out and I am struggling to believe others have not experienced similar issues however aside from a few minor mentions there is nothing out there.     Thanks.     IntelAMT.log ------ Executing 'C:\WINDOWS\ccmcache\s\DAL\vcredist_x86.exe /q' Flags: Wait=yes Hidden=no !   Pr...
ME Features on non-vPro laptops
By Jerico S.0
I'm searching for a comprehensive list of, or links related to, ME features are available for Intel systems that don't have vPro. Specifically I have a set of HP Elitebook 720s, 740s, 820s, and 840s. I saw the post by Colleen Culbertson,  Intel AMT, ME, MEI, and Windows Instant On/Connected Standby/ where she said “Back in the old days, one only needed to think about ME (Intel® Manageability Engine) Firmware if one was using Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) on Intel® vProTM Technology systems.  But some form of ME is now found on most Intel client architecture based systems including the need for an interface driver between the OS and the hardware (previously called HECI, now called the MEI (Manageability Engine Interface) driver.) " This got me very curious about what I could do on my Intel laptops that aren't vPro. Can anyone point me to any resources related to this?
ME Features on non-vPro laptops
By Jerico S.5
I'm searching for a comprehensive list of, or links related to, ME features are available for Intel systems that don't have vPro. Specifically I have a set of HP Elitebook 720s, 740s, 820s, and 840s. I saw the post by Colleen Culbertson,  Intel AMT, ME, MEI, and Windows Instant On/Connected Standby/ where she said “Back in the old days, one only needed to think about ME (Intel® Manageability Engine) Firmware if one was using Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) on Intel® vProTM Technology systems.  But some form of ME is now found on most Intel client architecture based systems including the need for an interface driver between the OS and the hardware (previously called HECI, now called the MEI (Manageability Engine Interface) driver.) " This got me very curious about what I could do on my Intel laptops that aren't vPro. Can anyone point me to any resources related to this?
intel AMT vPro KVM is working superbly, except in sleep-to-wake cycle
By joseph c.4
Hi All, i'm not yet developing into AMT, but just playing around AMT configuration of my simple system.i have these working properly now: home PC --> router --> ADSL modem --> physical phone line --> internet <--office network <-- office PC i don't have TLS so in RealVNC+ i'm just using no encryption. port 9 is open for Wake-On-LAN via internet, ports 16992-16995 is open too. all those ports are open in win7 firewall as well. the router is configured as an AccessPoint so I port forward those ports to the PC with AMT (let's say it is 192.168.1.100). I have also made the .100 PC DMZ'ed. The ADSL also port forwards all those ports to the .100 PC. the ADSL is configured to give static DHCP .100 to a specified MAC address (which is the same .100 PC). my AMT config is shared with host, wait 3mins before power down, set for On in S0, ME Wake in S3, S4-5. so, everything is working with RealVNC+ in the office. I can power up remotely using WOL via internet magic packets sen...
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface driver issue
By Rajadurai K.2
Hi, I am using 'Win32_PNPSignedDriver' WMI class (Windows Management Instrumentation) for retrieving information from Device manager. In that list "Intel(R) Management Engine Interface" driver information like (DeviceName, DriverVersion, Signer, Issigned) looks empty. But I can able to see the same information in device manager through manual. This issue happening in version 7.1.70.1198 and until 9.*.*.*, but this issue was fixed in the latest version 10.0.30.1054 Kindly let me know, Why is this happened? and How is this fixed? Thanks, Rajadurai
[powerOn Password] Automatically send from Linux management to vPro system
By Nguyễn Văn Q.0
Hi all, We're sorry to have inconvenienced you. We posted some thread. We don't spam. We want clarify information about my application again.  --- We have run into a problem while trying to create an application that can turn on the Intel vPro PC (Windows OS) from another PC (Linux). In detail: 1. Requirement We were creating an application on Linux that can turn on another Intel vPro PC (Windows OS) (like Wake-On-Lan) with the following conditions:     - The Intel vPro PC should enable the [PowerOn Password] option in its BIOS (so when the PC is turned on, it requires user to input a password in order to access the computer).     - Directly remote to Intel vPro PC is unpermitted (ex: using VNC to remote to vPro PC) because of services order. 2. Progress     - We are using the Intel AMT SDK library.         i. We call the method "RequestPowerStateChange" from class "CIM_PowerManagementService" to turn on the power of Intel vPro PC.         ii. When the PC is turned on, we have to i...
Provisioning of new Clients
By Daniel T.4
Hi We're replacing our laptop clients with a new model from HP (EliteBook 1040-G1). In total we're going to deploy more than 2500 new clients. The clients provides AMT functionalities, however, we don't want to use it and also the user should not be able to activate it. Therefore, we would like to set a strong password instead of using the default password. Is there a way to change the default password automatically during the staging/provisioning process without manual interaction? Kind regards, Daniel  
ByPass the BIOS password from Linux management to Window system
By Nguyễn Văn Q.1
>Hi all. I want to describe information about my application on Linux management: Purpose: I want to bypass the BIOS password from Linux system to Window system. Following functional:  1. Check power State of vPro system:      + Reference url (https://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide/default.htm?turl=WordDocuments%2Fgetsystempowerstate.htm)      + I have implemented' CIM_AssociatedPowerManagementService.PowerState' object to get powerState of vPro system.  2. Change powerState (PowerOn) vPro system:      + Reference url       (https://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide/WordDocuments/changesystempowerstate.htm)      + Retrieve the instance of Cim_PowerManagementService and call this method Cim_PowerManagementService.RequestPowerStateChange with  following parameters: powerState: One of the defined power states Managed Element: A reference to the "managed system" object Time: NULL TimeoutPeriod...
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