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Intel vPro general configuration

The General Configuration dialog box includes configuration options that you must set before you can manage Intel vPro-enabled devices.

NOTE: Enter a password in this dialog box only if you intend to enable Intel vPro features for applicable managed devices. The password is saved in the database and applied globally for provisioning Intel vPro devices, so you must understand how to set up and configure each version of Intel vPro devices.

Setup and Configuration

The Intel vPro General Configuration dialog box lets you change the password used with the default "admin" account. This password is applied to all new Intel vPro devices when you provision them. You also have the option of changing this password on all currently managed Intel vPro devices. This option is recommended so that all devices will have the same credentials.

  • Password: Enter a secure password to communicate with and to provision new Intel vPro devices. For devices that you will manage, the "admin" password you enter in the Intel AMT Configuration Screen (accessed in the device BIOS) should be the same as the password that you enter in the Intel vPro General Configuration dialog box. This password is saved in the database and applied globally for provisioning Intel vPro devices.
  • Synchronize to all managed vPro machines when password is modified: Select this check box to apply the password to all currently managed Intel vPro devices.

Using a strong password

Intel vPro requires the use of a strong password to enable secure communications. Passwords should meet these requirements:

  • At least 8 characters long
  • Includes at least one number character (0-9)
  • Includes at least one non-alphanumeric ASCII character (such as !, &, %)
  • Contains both upper- and lowercase Latin characters, or non-ASCII characters (UTF+00800 and above)

Automatic provisioning for Intel vPro 6.2 and higher

Management Suite automatically provisions Intel vPro devices with AMT version 6.2 and higher. If you entered a password in this dialog box, but you have not set a PID on the devices or provided a zero-touch certificate, your devices are provisioned using Client Control mode. This mode limits some Intel vPro functionality, reflecting the lower level of trust required to complete the device setup.

If you have entered a password in this dialog box and you have either set a PID on the devices or you have provided a zero-touch certificate, devices are provisioning using Admin Control mode, which has no limitations to Intel vPro functionality, reflecting the higher level of trust associated with the device setup.

 


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