If you have been following along, this will be the third in a series of posts regarding Intel vPro configuration with Linux. Our first post was about Intel Setup and Configuration Service 7.2 (a special version designed for Linux users). Following that, we wrote in our second post about configuring vPro with Linux in User Control Mode. Now, this post will explain how to configure in Admin Control Mode, i.e. no user consent required, that is the desired mode for most of embedded usage modes such as ATMs, Kiosks and Digital Signage.
Now, I’ll describe how to configure a Linux machine using Intel SCS 7.2 in admin control mode – This means the administrator doesn’t need user consent to access the remote control operations.
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In order to configure Intel® vPro™ it is required that we supply the system with information about how all of the tools should behave, such as: WebUI, IDE-R, KVM, security authentication and authorizations, network connectivity, etc. The way we accomplish it with Linux is the same as with Windows machines: you should use Intel SCS 7.1 console to create profile and export it to .xml file as demonstrated in my previous post. However, there is a direct way to make a basic configuration only using ACUConfig and command line parameters as I have demonstrated in this video, where I also decided to make this configuration using static IP.