Use this checklist to ensure prerequisites are completed before deploying Intel(R) vPro(TM) technology in your enterprise.
The following resources may be of interest in understanding the Intel vPro provisioning process within an Microsoft ConfigMgr environment:
Microsoft Technical Reference Material
The referemce material available includes the following:
Refer to the Configuration Guide (listed above) for details on performing the steps listed below.
Install ConfigMgr SP2
Installed and configured to support Intel vPro systems.
Install any SCCM hotfixes
Establish Active Directory OU
The OU will store AMT objects for each vPro system that will be managed OOB.
OOB Service Point
Installed on Windows 2003 Server requires Windows 2003 SP2 with hotfix 942841\.
Windows Remote Management
Windows Remote Management (WinRM\) installed on each SCCM server that the OOB Service Point installed.
Remote Configuration Certificate
3rd Party Remote Configuration Certificate on each OOB Service Point to Provision vPro systems (e.g. VeriSign, GoDaddy, Comodo, and Starfield).
Alternatively, you can generate your own Provisioning Certificate from your Enterprise CA. However, this requires you to manually enter the CA hash into the MEBx of AMT (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161804(TechNet.10).aspx#BKMK_AMTprovisioning1).
You can find information on the certificate and order process at http://communities.intel.com/openport/docs/DOC-2225.
Open Intel vPro related network ports on routers and firewalls: 9971 - Provisioning Port; and 16992 through 16995 - OOB Management Ports.
Ensure that your network and client firewalls are open to allow traffic on port.
16992 - AMT port for non-TLS communication.16993 - AMT port for TLS communication.16994 - AMT port non-secure SOL/IDER. Also used for Provisioning from SCS to AMT.16995 - AMT port for secure SOL/IDER.9971 - SCS port for communication from AMT machine during "Hello" packets (port configurable in ME/SCS Server).56666 - SOL-IDER port for communication.
.NET 2.0 Installation
.NET Framework 2.0 is a prerequisite for the installation of SQL Server or SQL Server Express, the Intel SCS Main Service, and the SCS console.
For SCCM environments using .NET 1.1 and SQL2000, if a conflict of SCCM module support and .NET 2.0 exists.
SQL 2000 or
SQL 2005 Enterprise
Microsoft SQL Server is used by SCCM to host their CMDB. The embedded Intel Setup and Configuration Service will also add the Intel AMT database instance to the same database location.