We use the Intel System Defense Utility to manage our smaller clients that have vPro enabled workstations.
The utility gives us the ability to power cycle the system, remote boot via image for troubleshooting or OS load, and more.
It is available here: Intel System Defense Utility.
Some prep work on the workstation needs to happen prior to being able to connect with the ISDU.
- AMT password set.
- System Name.
- AMT management set to SMB versus Enterprise.
- AMT set to the newest version.
We keep a record of all of the system names and their AMT passwords.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book