Quick Fix: Error 0x80090304 returned by InitializeSecurityContext when provisioning AMT devices in ConfigMgr 2007

You find that you are unable to provision AMT devices in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 using an external certificate provided by VeriSign.  However, using your Internal CA you find that you can successfully provision new machines.  When attempting to provision an AMT device using your external certificate you receive the following error: Error:…

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Troubleshooting OOBConsole connectivity after an Intel vPro enabled device has been successfully provisioned in ConfigMgr 2007

Just in case you somehow happened to miss the announcement, we made Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 available to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers yesterday.  I’ve been running it for a few days now here and so far I’m pretty impressed, although admittedly I’m…

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A tool to verify that your AMT certificates are properly configured in ConfigMgr 2007

This is an oldie but a goodie that I thought was worth a mention here.  We originally published this last year but if you haven’t seen or heard about it then it’s worth a quick look. ===== Microsoft’s own Steve Rachui recently posted a great article on his blog about a tool he wrote that…

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An update regarding AMT support in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

We recently noted some of the changes to support for ConfigMgr 2007 over on our support team blog but I wanted to also mention one big AMT related change here: AMT firmware versions 4.2 and 5.2 are supported on ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 and SP2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 now supports AMT…

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Requesting an AMT Provisioning Certificate with a Windows Server 2008 CA

This one is a little old but we get a lot of requests for step-by-steps- so I thought it would be worth another mention.  The System Center Configuration Manager team blog has a great post on requesting an AMT provisioning certificate with a Windows Server 2008 certificate authority.  I have the intro below but you…

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Configuration Manager 2007 AMT Provisioning Flowcharts

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how Active Management Technology (AMT) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 work together?  If so our very own Steve Rachui posted some great flowcharts that should help explain how all the pieces fit together.  According to Steve: Support for AMT provisioning through SCCM was introduced in SCCM…

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Configuration Manager 2007 Out Of Band Demo and Tips

Our very own Buz Brodin, a Senior Escalation Engineer here on our System Center Configuration Manager support team, recently posted a great video that goes through some demos and some tips and tricks for setting up and using Out Of Band Management with Intel AMT enabled clients.  If you haven’t seen this and plan on…

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