Disable Intel AMT?

Disable Intel AMT?

I recently purchased an HP DC7900 systemt that I plan on using as a Home PC, but am having trouble using the gigabit ethernet port as it is being configured by Intel AMT. So far I have tried to disable it in both the bios and Intel ME, but ipconfig still shows an IP assigned by AMT (i'm assuming). I have very little knowledge in vPro technology and would appreciate some help. The PC is currently running a freshly installed version of Windows 7 Premium (64 Bit). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Well, vPro systems come with two Network connections, for example:

  • Intel 82567LM GbE Network Connection (integrated on system board)
  • Intel PRO/1000 CT Network Connection*

The 82567 GbE adapter is part of the Manageability Engine as part of Intel AMT - unless you have enable AMT, your system won't be using this connection (it is what allows you to access your AMT system when the OS is unresponsive or the system is shut down.)

You need to be using the other network connection that is part of your system for normal, non Intel AMT operations.

I hope that helps.

Here's a concise, plain English guide on how to disable Intel AMT.

There is additional information on AMT disabling in the Intel SA 00075 Mitigation Guide

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