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Continue to invest in Out-of-band support (Intel Vpro/AMT)

SCCM only supports up to version 6, latest hardware uses version 10.
SCCM provisioning uses SOAP which was deprecated by Intel.
This is now a big hassle for people who want to use Intel Vpro in combination with SCCM. We need to make use of an Intel Add-on (Intel SCS) to get things working but it’s far from ideal.
Please bring back the provisioning support compatible with the latest versions of Vpro and bring support for new features such as KVM.

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Kris Titeca shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

In order to support customers as the speed Intel is update Vpro/AMT – we worked with Intel for them to own the integration, and support latest versions (as ConfigMgr itself only supported up to version 6.) Intel has released an updated version that should solve the customer needs:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/setup-configuration-software.html
We will continue to partner with Intel to provide APIs they need for the integration.

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  • Gerhard Eriksson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are standing still here as well. OOB is a good choose for MS to solve even the 802.1x PXE-boot hassle in my opinion.

  • Alan Dooley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    SCS also in current branch will still enable AMT but as the OOB role has been removed you cannot even use AMT to wake computers. We used to use this to wake 5,000+ PCs overnight for patching, we now have to patch them in the day when they are in use...

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