At my company the Windows build team is required to disable some AMT settings such as IDER. Its my job to audit their work which can be tedious so I would like to write a Powershell script to do the work for me. I guess my first question is, do I need to use the vPro Powershell module or should I be trying to do this with some other cmdlet that is built-in to Powershell? So far I have taken the approach that the vPro Powershell module is the way to go but I am open to other suggestions.
Specs: Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension v6.0.3.0019 / Intel ME v188.8.131.525
I am launching Powershell as an administrator locally on the machine that I want to access AMT settings.
( I'm not exactly sure what password to enter here. When I boot this HP EliteBook 8440p I have to press CTRL+P to get into MEBx/ME. At this point I am prompted for a password but not a username. I made the assumption that Write-AmtCredential wants this password . And I think I read somewhere that a default username of 'admin' will be passed in automatically??)
$AmtPassword = Get-AmtCredential
Get-AMTFirmwareVersion -computername:laptop2 -credential $AmtPassword
ComputerName Property Value
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blw7027 Error Cannot Connect
I have also tried
without the credentials option to see if it would accept my administrator credentials. Have also tried using -computername with the FQDN.
 I verified that I am entering the correct password by booting the laptop and entering into MEBx/ME.
What am I missing?