06-20-2014 12:56 AM
As per subject, I don't see any options enable intel AMT in the bios, and when i log into intel Management Engine I don't have intel AMT settings either, instead I have Intel Smart Business Technology in place of AMT. I went in and i only have 2 options, nothing much to configure here. Is this intended for W540? What does intel SBT does?
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06-20-2014 02:27 PM - edited 06-20-2014 02:36 PM
Quoting from Intel's site: "Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) is hardware-based technology for remotely managing and securing PCs out-of-band. Currently, Intel AMT is available in desktops, servers, ultrabooks, tablets, and laptops with Intel Core vPro processor family, including Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 product family."
I did some research, and found out that vPro is not supported by the following Intel processors avaiable in W540 models:
If you have one of these, you probably won't find any options for IAMT in the BIOS.
I myself bought the model with i7-4800MQ and can find options for IAMT I the BIOS under: Config > Intel (R) AMT.
Hope this helps
06-21-2014 09:04 AM
06-22-2014 08:00 PM
Thank you for your reply and your effort in research. I din't realize intel AMT is specific to processors with vPro feature, as all the thinkpad machines has it (so far first thinkpad i have that doesn't have this feature).
I'm still new at this technology, because I've stumbled upon users who have issues (corrupted windows etc) with their laptop and i wasn't around to fix them, and intel AMT provides remote KVM feature which allows me to remote to their machine on bios level. I'm still experementing this with intel's manageablity commander tool, so i think it would advantageous on my side. Nice to have your feedback though!
06-23-2014 06:32 AM
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