Hi Darez and thanks for your interest in vPro.
A computer that is labeled to be "vPro" meetsa set ofrequirements that make it especialy suited for office use. Generally, "vPro" machines don't come with 2 OS, but I am sure some corporations do setup there computers this way.
What you need is a management software like: Altiris, Avocent,BMC Software, CA, Farstone, Kingsoft,HP OpenView, LANDesk, Medialand, Microsoft SMS, StarSoftComm,or SyAM. These software are made to manage lots of computers, monitor them and send patches, etc. You will have to look at each one and the features they offer.
Of course, when you have a "vPro" system. These software can manage your computer better than is the computer is not vPro.
Hope it helps,
Thanks for your question. vPro does not install two OS and there is no "vPro OS". You can install two OS if you want, but vPro does not do that normally. What vPro allows you to do, thru IAMT (Intel Active Management Technology) is to find and fix problems regardless of the state of the computer. You can take control of the computer even if the OS is "blue screen".
About patches, vPro does not allow you to push patches to your OS. You will need software on your OS to download and install patches, but vPro does not do that.
Hope it helps,
Intel does advertise this feature in vPro. It calls it a Virtual Appliance. AMT does not provide this feature, but AMT is just one part of a vPro system. I don't believe any vendors actually have products available to take advantage of this feature yet, but OEM's like HP are setting aside a special partition on their hard disks for it.
This whitepaper gives some info about it from Intel on pages 11-14.