Hello vPro Experts!

 

Are you having trouble getting the Microsoft Out-of-Band (OOB) Console to connect to your Intel vPro clients? If so, one of the first things you should do, is enable verbose logging in your OOBConsole.exe.config file. This file is located in the following folder: %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\AdminUI\bin. If you open this file in Notepad, you should see a line that looks like <source name="OOBConsole" switchValue="Error">. If you change the text Error to Verbose, you will enable verbose logging for the OOB Console. The next time you try to connect to an AMT device, you should start seeing more detailed logging in the OOBconsole.log file, located in: %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\AdminUI\AdminUILog.

 

If you're seeing this message specifically: GetAMTPowerState fail with result:0x800401F3, then you might have forgotten to install WinRM 1.1 on your Windows XP client running the OOB console. Also make sure that you're running Windows XP Service Pack 3! Once you install WinRM 1.1, this error should magically disappear, and have you well on your way to managing vPro devices!

 

Cheers,

 

Trevor Sullivan

Systems Engineer

OfficeMax Corporation