We have a situation where some of our AMT systems have been configured with different username/passwords. i.e there's one set of credential per server stack. If we move systems between these stacks, our AMT functionality will stop working. We are looking for a way to detect this and autmoatically unprovision the system and then re-provision it. A few questions:
1. Is there a way to locally execute a tool on the system to un-provision AMT ? for ex. activator.exe or is it always needed to have a remote machine or remote server be available ?
2. We tried using unprovision amt utility from a remote server and unprovisioned it to SMB mode(which is what we use). We found after the unprovision, that when we try to re-provision using activator.exe, we get the following error:
================= Activator log =================
Starting log 02-05-2012 15:05:16 :
Remote Configuration not Enabled
System is pre configured
System is in PSK mode
Please change MEBx password and/or set PID/PPS. This can be done via MEBx or using the USB option.
Exit with code 7 (Machine is missing preconfiguration information)=======================================================================
The interesting part is that if we simply get into MeBIOS and do absolutely nothing but just log in and then exit and re-run activator.exe everything works just fine and the system gets re-configured. Any idea why this happens as we cannot really be doing this.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Thanks for the super quick response as usual. We are not using the full blown SCS. We use SCSLite which is used only to provision the systems. After provisinion we do not use SCSLite for anything but use other tools/utilities for controlling these systems remotely.
Activator.exe seems to want to talk to a remote system (probably SCS) to be able to do anything. Even if we provide it the detaisl of the SCSLite server, it still doesnt work.
The unprovision utility (run from a remote machine) works but it leaves the system in a state where we cannot automatically re-provision it without human intervention (i.e we have to simply log into the MEBx atleast once).