Restore AMT Un-provision Operation or Provide Access to AMT Admin Account Passwords
When 1511 upgrade is implemented on a site, administrators lose all access to AMT management of systems that were provisioned in SCCM. The documentation about whats changed in 1511 (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt622084.aspx) is incorrect in two ways:
1. The documentation states "AMT-based computers remain fully managed when you use the Intel SCS Add-on for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager", when it should state "Newly provisioned AMT-based computers remain fully managed when you use the Intel SCS Add-on for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager". Any systems provisioned via SCCM become effectively un-manageable when upgrading to 1511.
2. There is no recommendation that systems that were provisioned with SCCM be un-provisioned before upgrading - in my site, this left ~2000 computers in an un-wakeable state, each of which must be visited locally because I have no method to remotely unprovision them without SCCM.
So this request is either:
A. Restore ability to unprovision via SCCM (so I can then provision using Intel SCS and manage using Intel SCS SCCM Plugin)
B. Provide a method to acquire the encoded AMT Account passwords for each machine so I can use native Intel tools and the Intel AMT SDK to unprovision the systems.
I would prefer A. as it would be easier for me.
As a separate note, PLEASE correct your documentation so that if anyone else is upgrading they are aware they are losing access to AMT. I have used AMT with ConfigMgr since early 2007 days and know it is fairly complex to understand and set-up, so I can see how those responsible for writing this documentation may have been simply misinformed.