If you watch the AMTOPMGR.log in SCCM when new Intel vPro systems come on line (connect to the production network) and start communicating with your SCCM site server, you may see the following message:

 

Start processing incoming hello message from 192.168.1.212:16994. SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)
Incoming data is - Configuration version: PKI Configuration. SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)
Count  : 5 SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)
UUID   : 4C4C4544-0031-3210-8057-B8C04F564431 SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)
Found matched hash from hello message with current provision certificate. (Hash: 2796BAE63F1801E277261BA0D77770028F20EEE4) SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)
Warning: AMT device 4C4C4544-0031-3210-8057-B8C04F564431 is a SMS client. Reject hello message to provision. SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)
Error: Failed to process hello message from 192.168.1.212:16994 SMS_AMT_OPERATION_MANAGER 4/30/2010 10:07:50 AM 2172 (0x087C)

 

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This is an expected behavior if you are leveraging inband agent based provisioning: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161856.aspx

 

The reason this error shows up in the AMTOPMGR.log is because the system is setup for inband provisioning, and this error is related to out-of-band provisioning (no SCCM agent or OS on the client).  If the Intel vPro system has not been imported into SCCM with the Out-of-Band Import wizard (details for this method in the link above), then the hello packet is ignored.  If the Out-of-Band provisioning method is a preferred option (which is not the preferred/recommended choice, although an option), you need to import the system into SCCM with the wizard.

 

First, right click on Collections and select Import Out of Band Computers

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Next, you can either select to import a list of systems from a csv file or a single computer.

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If you select a single computer, you need to enter in the following information.

 

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Finish the prompts and the computer will be imported into SCCM for out-of-band provisioning.  The next time SCCM receives a "Hello" packet from the SCCM client, SCCM will recognize this system has been imported and being the provisioning process.

 

I hope this help clear us this confusion that many have regarding this "error"message since most customers use the inband provisioning method.