0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2014 6:01 AM by Hermann_M

    "LMS Generated Line" in hosts-file altering @ WIN Server 2012 R2


      Hallo Intel-Forum,


      I just discovered that some parts of the Intel AMT V9.0 System always alters the %windir%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file on my Win 2k12 R2 Server.

      It changes the localhost address to the name, I use for the dedicated kvm-NIC. The kvm.project.local IP is set to in the AMT system and you can connect the kvm with vnc plus.

      Anyway, you can find the altered line as following:


      #   localhost      kvm.project.local          # LMS GENERATED LINE


      Since I am running a DNS-Server on that machine, the altered line always causes trouble.

      On this machine (a new Dell T20 with Intel AMT V9) I have three dedicated NICs running:

      1.: kvm.project.local with

      2.: server.project.local with

      3.: vm.project.local with


      I am wondering why the AMT systems alters the address. An added line i.e. kvm.project.local could make sense, but why kvm.project.local?

      How can I prevent the AMT from changing the hosts file?


      I also found those postings, but they're not really eye-openers for me, because they didn't provide any information how to solve this issue.:

      a) https://communities.intel.com/thread/7093?start=0&tstart=0

      and the official statement: b) https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1247#jive_content_id_LMS_generated_line_in_hosts_file

      "LMS generates this line when there is a mismatch between the OS  FQDN and the Intel® ME FQDN. This can happen, for example, when you swap hard drives between computers."


      I would be very happy if you could find some time to help or provide some hints. :-)


      Greetings from Germany,