Determine Whether to Configure an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account for Out of Band Management

更新日期: 2009年10月

適用於: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

You might need to configure an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account in a Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 (and later) site so that Configuration Manager can discover computers that have management controllers and provision them for out of band management. Use the following information to determine whether you need to configure an AMT Provisioning and Discovery account.

note附註
本主題中的資訊僅適用於 Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 和更新的版本。

In the following statements, provisioning in-band refers to using the client in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later for AMT provisioning; provisioning out of band refers to provisioning without the client installed from Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later and is suitable for new computers. For more information, see About AMT Provisioning for Out of Band Management.

Specify an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account if any one of the following conditions applies:

  • The AMT-based computer has never been provisioned, and your manufacturer delivered the computer with a customized MEBx password. (It is not admin.) When this is the case, add an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account named admin and specify the password that was provided by the manufacturer.

  • The AMT-based computer has never been provisioned, and your manufacturer delivered the computer with the default MEBx password of admin, but you have configured the MEBx password in the computer’s BIOS extensions. When this is the case, add an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account named admin and specify the password that you configured in the BIOS extensions.

  • The AMT-based computer has been previously provisioned by another AMT management solution, and the provisioning information has been partially removed (either by that management solution or by locally configuring the BIOS extensions). When this is the case, and you want to discover or provision these computers in-band by using Configuration Manager, add an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account named admin and specify the password for the AMT Remote Admin Account that was configured by the other management solution.

Do not specify an AMT Provisioning and Discovery Account in Configuration Manager if any one of the following conditions applies:

  • The AMT-based computers that you want to provision for out of band management with Configuration Manager have never been provisioned and are supplied by the manufacture without a customized MEBx Account. An AMT MEBx Account that is not customized is named admin, and the password is admin. Furthermore, you have not configured the MEBx Account with your own choice of password by configuring the computer BIOS extensions.

  • The AMT-based computer has been previously provisioned by another AMT management solution, the provisioning information has been fully removed (either by that management solution or by locally configuring the BIOS extensions), and you want to discover or provision these computers in-band.

  • The AMT-based computer has been previously provisioned by another AMT management solution, the provisioning information has been fully removed or partially removed (either by that management solution or by locally configuring the BIOS extensions), and you want to provision these computers out of band by specifying all the required information in the Import Computers for Out of Band Management Wizard. For more information about migrating AMT-based computers, see Decide How to Migrate from an AMT-Based Management Solution to Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager.

There is no technical limit to the number of AMT Provisioning and Discovery Accounts that you can configure. However, specifying many accounts might negatively impact network traffic during the discovery process because each account will be tried in turn until either the authentication is successful or there are no more accounts to try.

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For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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