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idata
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How to remotely turn Virtualization switch to On?

All our HP machines (8510w and 6910p models) came with the (Windows 7 compatible) Virtualization Technology turned off. I am preparing to deloy Windows 7, and want to turn this on. Remotely, of course . I will be using ConfigMgr 2007 R2 in some way for the deployment.What would this be the best way to go? I saw the Intel® AMT Setup and Configuration Service (http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-version-of-intel-amt-setup-and-configur... http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-version-of-intel-amt-setup-and-configur...). I started installing it on my Server 2008 machine, but there were errors related to IIS "Failed to set IIS info for AMTSCS virtual directory" and "Failed to set IIS info for AMTSCS_RCFG virtual directory" and "Failed to set SQL to mixed mode error=113", so I bailed out on the installation. Thank you in advance for the help!

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idata
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Hello,

I haven't actually tested this before, although I would imagine that you could probably change this setting remotely (or locally) using a WMI provider in Windows. Dell provides the OpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI), and HP eventually followed with a WMI provider called the HP Client Management Interface (CMI). It's quite possible that you could turn on Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) using the CMI.

Trevor Sullivan

Systems Engineer

OfficeMax Corporation

idata
Community Manager
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WOW. 5447 views, nobody with an accurate answer. Trevor, thank you for the suggestion on the CMI, but I'm not sure I want to implement that entire infrastructure for this one thing. Any other ideas?

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