Setting Up Manageability Features on the Intel® vPro™ Platform
Intel® vPro™ technology is sophisticated and requires setup and configuration. This is traditionally done with an IT management console. Because many IT management consoles do not natively support Intel® vPro™ provisioning, Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (SCS) is the preferred method for setting up and enabling the manageability features on the Intel® vPro™ Platform.
Guidance for vPro Implementations Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
If you are using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) as your IT management console should follow additional steps (below) to add Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (SCS) to your business processes for configuring manageability capabilities on the Intel® vPro Platform. This guidance does not instruct how a customer would implement MS SCCM 2007 as their IT management console.
- Intel® SCS (version 8.x)
- Enables IT to automate configuration of manageability features and policies for the Intel® vPro™ Platform, allowing IT management consoles access to these capabilities.
- Automated Console Integration scripts for MS SCCM 2007 & Intel® SCS 8
- These set of scripts essentially automate the integration between the IT management console: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 and Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (SCS). This allows Microsoft SCCM 2007 to perform discovery, maintenance, and configuration (using SCS) and invoke IT manageability use cases supported within its native console.
- SCS 8 Use Case Reference Design
- The UCRD for SCS 8 is for the post-configuration process, which allows MS SCCM 2007 to manage clients that have been provisioned with SCS including how to enable collection based power control operations.
Planning to Upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012?
If you plan to upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012, this guidance is not applicable. Per Microsoft guidance, upgrades to SCCM 2012 will require unconfiguration of devices in SCCM 2007 first. A separate process and guidance will be provided to vPro customers who are planning to use MS SCCM 2012.