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Automatic Configuration of Intel® vPro™ Technology using SCS 6.0 Lite and PSKs

Intel Setup and Configuration Service (SCS) 6.0 Lite is a provisioning service, designed for small businesses and their service providers, that will automate Intel AMT configuration.  The lightweight version requires minimal infrastructure to accommodate smaller sites.  It requires installing a service on one server or computer in a network.  The service keeps a profile which is used to configure Intel AMT settings for all the computers in the network. The SCS 6.0 Lite service can be used to create pre-shared keys (PSKs) which are loaded onto each client computer.  The pre-shared key establishes a trust between the SCS 6.0 Lite service and the client computer.  Once trust is established, the activator utility is run on the client computer to request AMT configuration.

The steps to configure Intel AMT client computers using PSKs are:

  1. Install the SCS 6.0 Lite service on any Microsoft Windows* based computer.   
    The lightweight version of SCS is designed for the MSP/SMB market and does not required the installation of a database or other infrastructure in small sites.  Download the latest version of SCS 6.0 Lite here: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-version-of-intel-setup-and-configuration-service-lite-intel-scs-lite/

  2. Configure a USB key with multiple PSKs using SCS Console.
  3. Go to each Intel vPro client PC, insert USB key & reboot.   
    On reboot, when asked to auto-provision computer, type "Y".
  4. Run the Activator utility from the USB key (or remotely distribute) on the client PC to complete provisioning.   
    The client PC will find the SCS service in the network and ask for the configuration profile.

 

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