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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...
Meshcentral - High Performance Server Scaling Update
By ylian-saint-hilaire (Intel) Posted on 10/04/14 0
Over the last 5 years Meshcentral.com has been online and the number of users has grown significantly. Today, there is over 14000 user accounts, over 15000 nodes (over 4400 of them have Intel® AMT) in over 11000 meshes. The mesh server is handing the load very well with almost 7000 machines con...
The Ultimate Intel® Black Belt Software Developer Summit Experience
By kathy-farrel (Intel) Posted on 09/26/14 1
Twenty eight Intel® Black Belt Software Developers journeyed to San Francisco for IDF2014 and to attend the sixth annual Black Belt Summit Networking/Dinner Event. As Black Belt Program manager I had the pleasure of greeting them and spending time with them during the week. Here I am driving down...
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Intel® Business Client Community Frequently Asked Questions
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel)Posted 09/18/20130
Download Article Download Intel® Business Client Community Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 380KB] Getting Started GeneralTroubleshooting Other Remote Encryption Management Getting Started This section contains answers for those new to the Intel® Manageability and Security Developer Community (no...
Meshcentral.com - Now with Intel AMT certificate activation
By ylian-saint-hilaire (Intel)Posted 08/15/20130
I just added certificate based Intel AMT cloud activation support (TLS-PKI) in Meshcentral.com that works behind NAT’s and HTTP proxies, uses a reusable USB key and makes use of Intel AMT one-time-password (OTP) for improved security. Ok, let’s back up a little. Computers with Intel AMT need t...
Call site dependence for SIMD-enabled functions in C++
By Anoop Madhusoodhanan Prabha (Intel)Posted 08/13/20130
Introduction Elemental function is tool for explicit vectorization which shipped as a part of Intel(R) Cilk(TM) Plus package. Many loops in the real world applications consist of function call inside the loop body. Often these function calls are to user defined functions and if there is no vector...
Usage of linear and uniform clause in Elemental function (SIMD enabled function)
By Anoop Madhusoodhanan Prabha (Intel)Posted 08/13/20130
Introduction Vectorization plays a paramount role in speeding up applications which have inherent data parallelism. Often loops which are targeted for vectorization have function calls from loop body. Intel C++ Compiler ships vector version of the standard math functions and thus usage of these f...
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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.

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    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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Call site dependence for SIMD-enabled functions in C++
By Anoop Madhusoodhanan Prabha (Intel)Posted 08/13/20130
Introduction Elemental function is tool for explicit vectorization which shipped as a part of Intel(R) Cilk(TM) Plus package. Many loops in the real world applications consist of function call inside the loop body. Often these function calls are to user defined functions and if there is no vector...
Usage of linear and uniform clause in Elemental function (SIMD enabled function)
By Anoop Madhusoodhanan Prabha (Intel)Posted 08/13/20130
Introduction Vectorization plays a paramount role in speeding up applications which have inherent data parallelism. Often loops which are targeted for vectorization have function calls from loop body. Intel C++ Compiler ships vector version of the standard math functions and thus usage of these f...
Vectorization Diagnostics for Intel(R) C++ Compiler 14.0 or below
By Anoop Madhusoodhanan Prabha (Intel)Posted 08/07/20130
We have a similar catalog of vectorization diagnostics for the Intel® Fortran Compiler here.We have a similar catalog for new vectorization diagnostics starting from Intel® C++ Compiler 15.0 and above here. Diagnostics Number Diagnostic Description Diagnostic 15043 loop was not vectorize...
Improving Discrete Cosine Transform performance using Intel(R) Cilk(TM) Plus
By Anoop Madhusoodhanan Prabha (Intel)Posted 07/26/20130
DCT and Quantization are the first two steps in JPEG compression standard. This article demonstrates how DCT and Quantizing stages can be implemented to run faster using Intel® Cilk™ Plus. In order to see the effect of quantization on the image, the output of Quantization phase is passed on to th...
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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.
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  • 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.
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Virtualization

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


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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 event log error
By Leon G.3
start from yesterday, my AMT event log start showing the following error, and the machine power is off,  does any one have similar problem?    2 2/27/2014 0:15 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        3 2/27/2014 0:13 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        4 2/27/2014 0:11 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        5 2/27/2014 0:09 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        6 2/27/2014 0:06 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        7 2/27/2014 0:04 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        8 2/27/2014 0:02 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        9 2/27/2014 0:00 am Intel® AMT Operating system lockup or power interrupt.        10 2/26/2014 11:57 pm Intel® AMT ...
AMT ports are closed
By acrg7
Hi.  We have an Intel S1200BT based system and we are unable to access Intel AMT on TCP ports 16992 or 16993.  We're able to access the BMC web interface on port 80, use the Java based remote console (port 7578), perform IPMI requests, and access the SMASH-CLP console, but for some reason AMT seems to have its WS-Management ports disabled?  A basic telnet connection attempt to ports 16992 and 16993 results in "Connection refused". This system is in a hosted environment and we've never physically seen or configured it.  Is it possible the hosting provider has not configured AMT correctly?  What is required to enable Intel AMT? Thanks in advance.  
Problems integrating Open MDTK 1.28
By Christian A.4
Hi! I'd like to integrate Open MDTK into one of our company applications. I generated the "Manageability Stack.dll" from the Source and added it into my C# application. I then tried to connect to the system and get the current power state with this code: AmtSystem sys = new AmtSystem(this.__Hostname, 16992, this.__Username, this.__Password, false, false); System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("[AMT] Connecting to " + sys.HostName); sys.Connect(); while (sys.State == AmtSystemObjState.Connecting) { } if (sys.State == AmtSystemObjState.Connected) { System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("[AMT] Connected!"); this.__Response = sys.Remote.GetSystemPowerState().ToString(); sys.Disconnect(); } else { this.__Response = "Error on connect;"; }But the code never enters the connected state. And the strange thing, if I run the code in Release, I get a ton of these (with different field names, sorry for the German): Eine Ausnahme (erste Chance) des Typs "Intel.Manageability.Exc...
How to get vPro / AMT e-mail alerts?
By anguel3
Hi! All these years I always hear how wonderful vPro / AMT is. Now as a small business customers I am looking for a simple way to receive e-mail alerts, e.g. as soon as a system fan of an vPro PC or AMT enabled server fails. So far I have not found any such program. Is their any such software available without having to spend a lot of money for some overkill enterprise monitoring solution? Thanks in advance. Anguel
AMT shared ip, no access
By Kevin M.1
Hi all, I have several  AMT box's and one is prooving to be a pain,  I have configured a shared dedicated ip address, and can access that ip address via wsman across the lan, all settings *appear* to be the same as other working box's however this one just wont give me access to the webgui, nor vnc even then it is configured.   I was wondering if anyone can give me some tips as to what to check ? best regards Kev
Intel AMT SDK IntelAMT9.5.0.30Gold sleep/hibernate new features issues
By Kisded S.3
Hello! I have downloaded IntelAMT9.5.0.30Gold SDK (I could download it only in IE, because of it's "resume" button - download was interrupted for about 4 times...), and right now i am trying to make the computer to go to sleep (with the new sleep API from sdk 9.x). It fail 100% of times, because: "Requested operation is not allowed in AMT system's current state." error. I tried it on many systems: haswell, ivy and sandy - all same result. The power state of my system was ON - S0. List of supported features from this power state is: soft off, powercycle, reset and NMI (i successfully sent a NMI). I tired it with my own implemented program and with the new "RemoteControl" sample project for amt sdk 9.0 as well, with same results. Please help me to figure out how to make sleep, gracefulShutdown, gracefulReset and Hibernate work. thank you!
Preloaded *3rd Party Data Storage* (3PDS) in my AMT device
By Rupert H.3
In my AMT device I've found this preloaded 3PDS: venAltiris (appAltiris) venBMC (Marimba) venCA (Unicenter) venCheckPoint (Integrity) venIBM (appIBM) venLANDesk (Management Suite) venNovell (appNovell) venStarSoftComm (appStarSoftComm) venSymantec (SymantecApp) venTrendMicro (appTrendMicro) My motherboard is a Supermicro motherboard. I wonder why AMT in my MB is shipped with these preloaded 3PDS applications. Moreover I would like to know why: - After Full Unprovisioning, 3PDS applications are not deleted. - If is it safe to manually delete this applications (that I don't use) - If is it possible to backup 3PDS (and how)
ACUConfig doesn't behave as expected
By Rupert H.10
- I have installed Linux version of ACUConfiug. - I have created a simple profile with ACUWizard (in MS-Windows) to change power management settings. This is my simple profile "profile.xml": <Profile>   <SCSVersion>7.1</SCSVersion>   <Description>Power Management</Description>   <PowerOptions>       <PowerState>PowerStateS5</PowerState>       <WakeOnNetAccessSleepTimer>3</WakeOnNetAccessSleepTimer>   </PowerOptions> </Profile> - I have obviously installed MEI and LMS (and they works correctly). Finally I have executed this command: $ ACUConfig -Verbose -Output Console ConfigAMT profile.xml -DecryptionPassword my_profile_password and obtained this output: Starting log 2013-12-19 12:04:59 ***** Start CheckAMT ****** Intel(R) AMT  in PROVISIONING_MODE_ENTERPRISE ***** Start FWUpdateData ****** ***** END FWUpdateData ****** ***** END CheckAMT ****** ***** Start GetAmtFQDN ****** ***** END GetAm...
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