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Set the Alarm Clock to Activate at Defined Intervals

The following steps describe how to set the alarm clock to activate at a pre-defined interval. The wake–up mechanism performs the equivalent of a remote control power up command.

1.  Retrieve the instance of AMT_AlarmClockService, where the “Name” key equals “Intel(r) AMT Alarm Clock Service”.

2.  Set AMT_AlarmClockService.NextAMTAlarmTime to the first time when Intel AMT should turn on the host.


The value of the NextAMTAlarmTime Datetime format requires a “T” between the date and the time and must end with “Z”. Seconds must be set to zero. For example: "yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:00Z". The time must be later than the current time or the Set operation will be rejected.

3.  Set AMT_AlarmClockService.AMTAlarmClockInterval to a valid value.


The AMTAlarmClockInterval format is PdDThHmM:

   There must be a P even if there is no hours setting. For example, P1D represents 1 day.

   The d value after the P is integer days. h and m after the T are integer hours and minutes. Valid hours are 0 to 23. Valid minutes are 0 to 59. Invalid values are rejected.

For example:

   To define a one-day interval: “P1D”

   To define an interval of three hours: “PT3H”

   To define an interval of approximately one year, one month and three hours: “P395DT3H”

4.  Set the values by sending AMT_AlarmClockService.Put.

Click here for a snippet demonstrating this step

You can execute this snippet by inserting it into the execution template found here.


# Create the XML format of the NextAMTAlarmClock and the AMTAlarmClockInterval properties. 

$nextAlarmTime =  $wsmanConnectionObject.NewInstance("Datetime")

$nextAlarmTime.Text ="2013-11-07T16:28:00Z"

$amtAlarmClockInterval =$wsmanConnectionObject.NewInstance("Interval")

$amtAlarmClockInterval.Text ="P1D"

$alarmClockServiceRef =$wsmanConnectionObject.NewReference("SELECT * FROM AMT_AlarmClockService WHERE Name='Intel(r) AMT Alarm Clock Service'")

$alarmClockServiceInstance =$alarmClockServiceRef.Get()






Additional Information

The XML representation of the property NextAMTAlarmTime should be in Datetime format or in Interval format, as defined in the WS-CIM Mapping Specification (DSP0230). The following examples are XML representations of these formats.


  <Datetime xmlns="">…</Datetime>




  <Interval xmlns="">…</Interval>



Instance Diagram

Classes Used in This Flow

SDK Sample

Located at:<SDK_root>\Windows\Intel_AMT\Samples\WS-Management\AlarmClock\c#


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