The Intel® Active Management Technology's (Intel® AMT) Setup and Configuration Service (Intel ®SCS or SCS) provides developer or ISV with the tools to set up and configure Intel AMT devices. The Setup and Configuration Service (SCS) allows for most aspects of setup and configuration to be completed through a remote management console. The service package consists of a configuration engine and installer in binary form, plus a reference graphical user interface that the ISV may integrate into their Manageability Product.

 

 

 

 

 

So where is the Intel® SCS in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) SP1? The short answer is MS SCCM SP1 does not use the Intel SCS. The longer answer is that Microsoft, as part of their architectural design of SCCM SP1, has chosen to develop their own mechanism for performing the initial provisioning and configuration of the Intel® vPro Clients. This is different from the requirement the Intel Client Manageability Add-on for SMS 2003 had on the Intel SCS for enterprise provisioning and configuration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each ISV, as part of their enablement of vPro Management Technology within their product, can choose to leverage the Intel® SCS or use it as a reference design to develop their own implementation. Microsoft, with SCCM SP1, is not the only ISV that chose to develop their own capability for provisioning and configuring vPro Client; did you know that LANDesk also does not use the Intel SCS for vPro Client provisioning and configuration?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Royer