Microsoft has released a rollup hotfix for SCCM* 2012 that addresses a couple of issues for AMT clients that are externally provisioned with a tool like the Intel® Setup and Configuration Software.  If you are using SCCM* 2012 with the Intel® SCS, or plan  to, this patch is a must-have.

Here’s what has been addressed in Microsoft’s own words:


Out of Band Management

  • Power Control and Clear Audit Log collection-based actions fail for externally provisioned AMT clients. The amptopmgr.log file contains entries that resemble the following entry:

Error: CSMSAMTDiscoveryTask::Execute, discovery to client_computer failed. General Worker Thread Pool: Error, Can not execute the task successfully. Remove it from task list.


You can get the hotfix at the following URL: