Deploying or exploring Microsoft's Network Access Protection (NAP) in your environment?  Ditto with vPro?  Then you’ll want to check this out. Typically the operating system authenticates to the network and verifies the System of Health (SOH) with the NAP Server. Intel has worked with Microsoft to enable Intel Core vPro processor systems to communicate in a NAP environment when the system is turned off.  This happens because vPro can now, on its own, authenticate itself on a NAP network, which will allow out-of-band communications. 


Learn more about NAP here.

Download the Intel® vPro™ NAP System Health Validator package here.