HP ProDesk 600 G3 SFF
OS: Windows 10 Pro ver. 1709
AMT release 184.108.40.2061
1) unable to use manual or usb key configuration to set admin mode
2) unable to set expiration action on host machine when using agent presence
Have used SCS software to configure for client control mode.
Used AMT SDK HLAPI software samples to remotely create agent, display agent info, detect
when agent is running, stopped, expired. Used local samples 1 and 2 to start and stop/expire.
Additionally tested power changes: power on, power off successfully.
When trying to call SetExpirationActionOnAgentPresenceWatchDog function, fails at
SetExpirationAction (message simply says failed to set expiration action).
Does this require admin configuration as opposed to client control?
Would like to have Admin Control Mode, so have been attempting to set configuration using
usb key, albeit unsuccessfully. Setting up of the usb works using the SCS software, but
nothing happens when booting, (no prompt for whether to provision) no configuration
happens when booting with the usb plugged in.
When booting and pressing CTRL-P, no entry to MEBX menu. There is a ME setup in the BIOS
menu, but no options for changing the AMT configuration.
With previous Gen Intel Core vPro it was OEM discretionary decision to include such option or not. HP BIOS in vPro systems had it since I can remember (ie. all 11 years of Intel vPro technology history).
With recent BIOS'es some OEM also introduced other MEBx FW controls like MEBx menu access or MEBx entry key sequence prompt visibility.
You may also like to check Intel® vPro™ Use Case Reference Design - Local Setup and Configuration Using a USB Flash https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20979 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20979
you will need USBFile.exe utility from Intel AMT SDK from http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-intel-amt-software-development-kit-sdk http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-intel-amt-software-development-kit-sdk
Please check those OEM BIOS options to enable USB provisioning support and/or MEBx menu entry/prompt.
Please note also that HP BIOS on notebooks use F6 key as alternative entry to MEBx BIOS menu.
You have to fully un-provision Intel AMT first and then use USB to provision it again to Admin Control Mode.
You can unprovision Intel AMT :
If first configuration was done to Client Control Mode - MEBx password may still be factory default "admin" and you will have to define strong (8-32 + 4 of 4) new MEBx Password first. Please remember this new MEBx Password as you need to use it as current MEBx password when creating USB configuration file.
NOTE- MEBx keyboard layout is always US one regardless of actual physical keys layout.
Note -if system will be configured into Admin Control Mode - you will have to know current AMT Digest Administrator password and use following command
ACUConfig.exe Unconfigure /AdminPassword /Full
Note! -both above AMT un-configuration methods do not change/reset current MEBx password
For HP there is Unconfigure AMT option in HP BIOS. Full Intel AMT reset to factory defaults is performed during next POST /reboot.
Note- Intel AMT reset to full factory defaults resets also MEBx Password to its fectory default value ("admin" or other custom one if pre-configured at OEM factory).
If you asked about USB Provision I assume it is too complex for your needs (so far).
Intel EMEA Biz Client Technical Sales Specialist