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Management Engine BIOS Extension (MEBX)
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Intel ME_ configuration is included in the BIOS by the Intel ® Management Engine BIOS Extension (Intel MEBX_).
The Intel MEBX_ provides the ability to change and/or collect the system hardware configuration, passes it to the management firmware and provides the Intel ME configuration user interface.

.. _MEBX: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006720/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards.html

MEBX password
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When creating an MEBX_ **admin password**, it is important to note that the BIOS will interpret keystrokes assuming a **US keyboard layout**.

The documented **default password** for user *admin* is also *admin*.
If AMT_ is enabled, this password must be changed.

Since non-alphanumeric characters are required in MEBX passwords, it is important to understand the actual characters typed into the BIOS,
since they may be different when you login to the AMT_ from a web-browser or other tool!
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Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)

About AMT

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) is a feature of Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® vPro™ technology1,2 and workstation platforms based on select Intel® Xeon® processors. Intel® AMT uses integrated platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications, to allow IT or managed service providers to better discover, repair, and help protect their networked computing assets. Intel® AMT also saves time with remote maintenance and wireless manageability for your mobile workforce, and secure drive wiping to simplify PC lifecycle transitions.

See also Wikipedia articles on:

Management Engine BIOS Extension (MEBX)

Intel ME configuration is included in the BIOS by the Intel ® Management Engine BIOS Extension (Intel MEBX). The Intel MEBX provides the ability to change and/or collect the system hardware configuration, passes it to the management firmware and provides the Intel ME configuration user interface.

MEBX password

When creating an MEBX admin password, it is important to note that the BIOS will interpret keystrokes assuming a US keyboard layout.

The documented default password for user admin is also admin. If AMT is enabled, this password must be changed.

Since non-alphanumeric characters are required in MEBX passwords, it is important to understand the actual characters typed into the BIOS, since they may be different when you login to the AMT from a web-browser or other tool!

IT-wiki: Intel_AMT (last edited 2018-01-26 14:00:06 by OleHolmNielsen)