3.1 Configuring Intel AMT Devices in SMB Mode

3.1.1 Setting the Provisioning Mode of the Device to SMB

  1. Power on the device. When you are prompted, press the Ctrl and P keys to display the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension menu (MEBx).

    To get detailed information on configuring the MEBx menu:

  2. In the Intel ME Password field, specify the Intel AMT password.

  3. (Optional) To change the password, select the Change Intel ME Password option and specify the new password in the Intel ME New Password field.

  4. Select Host Name and specify the name for the Intel AMT device. The host name of the AMT device should resolve through DNS.

  5. Select TCP/IP, then enable or disable DHCP, depending on your network configuration.

  6. (Conditional) If you choose to disable DCHP, specify the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, the DNS addresses, and the domain name.

  7. Select Provision Mode and press Enter.

  8. Select Small Business Mode and press Enter.

  9. Select Return to Previous Menu to return to the Main Menu.

  10. In the Main Menu, select Exit.

  11. When prompted, press Y to save the Intel AMT configuration.

  12. Continue with Adding the Intel ME Credential of the AMT Device to the Credential Vault.

3.1.2 Adding the Intel ME Credential of the AMT Device to the Credential Vault

You can check the online Help for more information on how to add a credential to the Credential Vault.

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click Configuration.

  2. Click Credential Vault.

  3. Click New > Credential.

  4. Specify the credential name.

  5. Specify the login name as admin.

  6. Specify the password that you set on the device in Step 2.

  7. Re-enter the password.

  8. Deploy the agent on the device.

    For detailed information on deploying the ZENworks Agent, see ZENworks Agent Deployment in the ZENworks Discovery, Deployment, and Retirement Reference.

  9. Continue with Configuring the SMB Settings.

3.1.3 Configuring the SMB Settings

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click Devices.

  2. Click the device for which you want to configure the power management settings.

  3. Click the Settings tab.

  4. Click Device Management > Intel AMT SMB Mode Settings.

  5. (Conditional) To delete any previously configured SMB setting, select the setting, then click Delete Setting.

  6. Specify the IP address or the fully qualified domain name of the AMT device.

  7. Click the browse icon to display the Credential Lookup dialog box. Browse to and select the credential from the Credential Vault, then click OK.

  8. Click the browse icon to display the Select Server dialog box. Browse to and select the server to communicate with the AMT enabled device, then click OK.

  9. Click Apply, then click OK.

Supported SMB Mode Configurations

While you configure the AMT chipset in the SMB mode, ensure that the host machine and AMT chipset are configured by using the following specifications:

Host Machine

AMT Chipset


Static IP address

Static IP address





Static IP address


Not Supported


Static IP address

Not Supported