I've been working on remotely activating vPro on about 50 systems recently purchased from Dell. I've purchased and installed a GoDaddy certificate that matches the server name where the SCS console/service is installed. I've verified with GoDaddy that the certificate is provisioned for vPro, and that the certificate is installed in the Personal cert store for the user running the Intel SCS service. Here's the event log:
Date and time: 8/8/2010 6:00:33 PM
Server name: server.domain.local
User name: PSI\intrinium
System UUID: 4C4C4544-0036-4C10-805A-B4C04F444E31
System FQDN: workstation.domain.local
Description: Initial connection to Intel (R) AMT failed. Failed while calling Soap call GetCoreVersion. AMT Connection Error 4037: The SSL handshake failed: A client certificate for connecting with AMT could not be found, error in discover 4037
Here's my command:
\\domain.local\DFSData\Software\AMTActivator\Activator.exe /destination server.domain.local /ADOU AMT_Devices /output console
Any ideas on why this error is being logged? The certificate CN exactly matches the destination server name above.
I have the exact same problem with my GoDaddy certificate and the settings you mentioned. Did you ever find a solution?