Since 2008, Imperial College London has been upgrading the desktop computing resources available to its staff and student body with new Windows* 7 machines supplied by HP and powered by Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors. From the outset, it planned to harness the built-in remote management capabilities of the processors to streamline the way its IT team maintains the computers. Using the Intel® Setup and Configuration Service (Intel® SCS) software and Intel® vPro™ technology module for Microsoft Windows PowerShell*, the College quickly activated the remote connectivity features to work in its existing management environment. The ability to remotely switch machines on and off makes it easier for IT administrators to prepare computers for use each day and lets the college deliver software upgrades simultaneously and consistently across all PCs. Now Imperial College is considering extending the use of the remote connectivity features to deliver remote helpdesk services to mobile laptop users.
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