I was at the Intel Developer Forum earlier this week and dropped in to check out a session that Brian Cockell and Chris Piper, a couple of my co-workers, were putting on. If you're looking for a way to automate some Intel vPro features - or a way to easily implement them for the first time, then you need to download this session - the slides are posted on the Intel Developer Forum site. The solutions that they discussed can be used as-is - or you can use them as a starting point for developing your own solution.
The guys talked about the Use Case Reference Designs that are available here, on the Intel vPro Expert Center, as well as the extensive work that has gone into the Intel vPro Powershell module. These solutions were created to make it easier and faster for all of our end-users - developers and IT admins - to implement usages with Intel vPro technology.
Chris manages the Intel vPro PowerShell Module and showed us a quick demo. What I really got a kick out of was - he wrote a PowerShell script to automate the demo of the vPro Powershell scripts. Ha! This demo script is attached to this blog, below. Open it up and take a look! He reminded us that everything in this module is open - you can modify it, distribute it - so what are you waiting for?
Next, Brian gave an overview of the Use Case Reference Designs. Each reference design provides everything that you need to create a solution or service for vPro. If you're not familar with them, go check them out at the Use Case Reference Designs for Intel vPro Technology landing page. Brian walked through a demo of mounting a remote drive using the Remote ISO Launcher. The Remote ISO Launcher is a graphical interface for easily rebooting remotely managed Intel vPro technology-based systems to remote ISO images. You can get the tool here: Remote ISO Launcher (RIL)
This was a great session with a very engaged audience. Download the session and check it out - then come back and download the tools. If you use them in your environment, please tell us - how did you use them? Did you modify them? We'd love to hear all about it.