- First enable Intel(R) ME in the BIOS (Intel ME tab). If the AMT has never been accessed then use the default password “admin” without the quotas and create your password contains 8 digits minimum, uppercase, lowercase, numbers and weird symbols.
- Once the password is been accepted, choose the Intel Management Engine Configuration option
- Make sure the “Manageability Feature” is set to [Intel AMT]
- Choose the “Intel Active Management Technology Configuration. Change “Setup and Configuration Mode” to [Local]. By default it is set to [Remote].
- Then select “SOL/IDER/KVM Configuration”, make sure all of the options in this area are enabled.
-Press the “F10” key and exit saving changes and now you are ready to use the Intel(R) Active Management Technology.
If you may need further assistance on this configuration please use the following websites and resources:
You may check the following video as well:
There's lots of good stuff in your reply! Thanks! I downloaded and installed the software from the 1st link you provided. I especially like the program in IntelAMTSCS\ACU_Wizard\ACUWizard.exe. It looks very promising. However, when I run it, it says "This system does not support Intel AMT, and therefore cannot be configured."
I went back to my BIOS. The first instruction you had given was to enable Intel ME in the BIOS. I can't seem to find it. I took a picture of my BIOS with my camera. Here it is:
Here's a different link to the picture in case it won't let you zoom in.
Any idea what sub-menu Intel ME might be hiding under?
Next, I've been playing with making a Profile.XML file using the programs from the SCS tools. I'm trying to get it configured with that. It acts like it starts to configure the machine, but at the end reports Failed.
Unless I'm mistaken this motherboard does not support AMT, there is no mention of it in the specifications or manual. While the CPU will support it, the motherboard needs to as well.
Typically Intel Media series boards do not include these type of management functions.
OK- so it requires both- the board and the CPU. That makes sense. Seems like to me it'd be more of a function of the board anyway, but the documentation seemed to focus more on the CPU so that's why I didn't check the board.
When I compare an executive board, it shows vPro on the list.
This board (DZ77BH-55K) doesn't show yes or no for vPro:
When it doesn't say no, sometimes I wonder if that's just because Intel hasn't updated all of the pages to reflect the category, or maybe there was a technical problem such as at time of release it wasn't supported but was going to be in the next BIOS updated... I also figured that because the board costs more it'd have everything the boards below it does plus more.
Sounds like that's the answer. Anyone have any last thoughts before I mark this topic as answered?
As far as I know only the Executive range of boards supports AMT, as these are targeted towards enterprise/business use. The Media and Extreme series are targeted to home users where typically there isn't much need for AMT.
OK. Initially I had purchased 2 of the DQ67SW boards to assemble for a client. Then I had learned that the board does not support the 3rd generation CPUs. I switched, paid more for the DZ77BH-55K and it looks like I swapped features- now the 3rd gen CPU works, but I lost vPro.
I really want to utilize the remote KVM/VNC feature of AMT in vPro.
I found a newer Executive board in the list, but noticed it doesn't say yes or no to vPro either.
Thanks again for your feedback!