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e92plus_sm.jpg“There has been an increasing need to strengthen security for laptop users,” said Neil Langridge, marketing manager for UK-based value-added distributor e92plus, which specializes in security technologies. “Every year, about 200,000 laptops go missing at European airports alone. Add to this the fact that 71 percent of lost or stolen laptops result in some sort of data breach and it’s clear that laptop security needed to be strengthened.”


For e92plus, the solution was 2nd generation Intel® Core® i5 and i7 vPro™ processors with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT). 

 

“Thanks to Intel AT, laptops protected by this hardware-based technology are no longer worth stealing,” explained Langridge.  “As soon as a laptop has gone missing or is stolen, it can be shut down remotely. The operating system won’t start up and all the data is protected. It even supersedes the need for encryption because a thief just can’t get into the computer.”


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When importing the 3.2.1 module the get-AMTMPSStatus.ps1 is not properly signed. If the execution policy is set to AllSigned  when importing the module an error is given:

 

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The rest of the module imports, but the get-AMTMPSStatus script is not available.

 

 

Upon checking, I realized that the script is not signed. So I have signed it and included it here. Please copy the file to C:\Program Files\Intel Corporation\PowerShell\Modules\IntelvPro overwriting the file that is there. The Intel vPro Powershell Module will now import without exceptions and the get-AMTMPSStatus script will be available.

I really like using the invoke-AMTGUI script as a demonstration and learning tool. I can show someone how to call one of my scripts without having to type (and make mistakes while typing) long commands. My typing is not the best especially when someone is watching. So I use the GUI to show the different scripts. A nice feature of the GUI is that the full command is echoed to the shell, which can be captured in a transcript or cut and paste for usage later. For example:

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I didn’t have to type invoke-amtforceboot $Computername -credential $Credential -operation PowerOn -Device BIOSSetup -console SOL -SOLTerminalPath "telnet" -SOLTerminalArgList "-t ANSI 127.0.0.1 %Port" Into this blog – I just cut and paste! I like to be efficient.

 

What about a situation where you want to use the invoke-AMTGUI but don’t want to show the full commands in the shell? Well, you can start powershell, telling it to launch a script and hiding the powershell window itself. It does show for a brief moment, but this is a nice solution.

 

First we make a script called launchGUI.ps1 to load the vProModule and launch the invoke-AMTGUI.

This is the c:\launchGUI.ps1 file

Import-Module IntelvPro

invoke-AMTGUI

 

Next, launch powershell from a cmdline : go to the start menu -> run and type "powershell –windowstyle hidden c:\launchGUI.ps1"

The GUI now launches without the shell in the background. Let me know what you think!

     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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(Tux, the Linux Penguin, is copyrighted by Larry Ewing and Simon Budig (penguin-variant.sk also by Anja Gerwinski). Used with permission.)

Creating Profile


     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.

 

   

 

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