We saw some screenshots of the Intel Small Business Manageability Add-In at yesterday’s Intel Channel Conference here in Edmonton.
The product will give full vPro feature access as per the page linked below.
- Intel® Small Business Manageability Add-in: What is the Intel® Small Business Manageability Add-in?
- Intel Support Page: Intel Small Business Manageability Add-in
We use Intel’s vPro/AMT based desktops and laptops throughout our client’s locations. Once vPro has been set up we can power up the unit, troubleshoot it, and have out-of-band access to the system’s firmware and logs.
The remote VNC feature is not so important for those of us in the SBS world since Remote Assistance access is built right into the SBS Console and setup or RDP access once the machine is up and running.
However, in the end, the extra cost for the out-of-band management that vPro enables for us and our clients is saved when we can work on something remotely just once. vPro is worth it.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book