Hi. I work with Intel and here are the top items we see that our customers are using vPro for.
- Power management - Example, - Create a script that powers up the machines, run's patching or mitigation software and the restores to prior power state (most cases off)
- BIOS changes - for example for the help desk to do BIOS level changes that their IT cusotmes are not comfortable doing
- Remote Diagnostics - Remote Repair - basically troubleshooting the machine and pushing down a new DLL file or whatever is required to fix
Now for what I like to showcase & use, I recommend leavering the System Defense Filters i.e. create a task that shuts down the network and the only connection allowed is securely from console to client, this is very effective for a virus or attack.
I'm just scratching the surface on possibilities here. If you haven't seen all the AMT use cases check out. -- http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1586
Great input Josh - thanks!
LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead
If I understand your questions you are looking for "bulk" Vpro solutions with in LANDesk (e.g., great to right click on one device, but how do you handle hundreds of machines). Is this correct? If so Josh has another post that should help with some scripting of Vprop (See Remote Control Utility - yeah the name implies something else
So I'm not sure about the other LANDesk Vpro options. Say I want to disable the OS on hundreds of computers. Some of the other stuff you can create a query and right click on several computers. It would be cool to know what the bits are so you can possibly script these features.
Also here are some new utilities that Brett released that speak to the power utilities and restoration of state after a task. This is a pending document (hint, hint, )
So you've read all the white papers about VPro and LANDesk and you actually want to see something move on the screen. Or you just want to see Brett Twiggs in action. Either way here is a good list of videos on LANDesk and VPro. So get some popcorn and watch Brett in action (unless YouTube is blocked at your site ) :
Can you clarify how vPro powers up a device? Does it use WOL or is it new tech?