Intel vPro® Enterprise for Windows: FAQ

Built for business PC platform delivering business-class performance, hardware-enhanced security features, remote manageability, and PC fleet stability.

Intel vPro® is a foundational PC platform that is specifically built for business. Developed and improved upon for 15 years, this platform integrates a suite of technologies into a single validated solution that delivers more than the sum of its parts. It brings together:

  • Business-class performance
  • Hardware-based security
  • Modern remote manageability
  • Platform stability

With Intel vPro® Enterprise for Windows, IT professionals can accelerate business productivity, help better safeguard data and assets, manage from anywhere, and gain long-term fleet stability—all while delivering a great user experience.

Intel vPro® Enterprise is available in all form factors, including thin and light laptops, desktops, all-in-one PCs, and workstations so IT benefits from a standardized platform while meeting the needs of all users.

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Businesses use Intel vPro® to deliver benefits to performance, security, management, and stability. IT organizations choose Intel vPro® Enterprise for fewer hardware changes and a more seamless experience for business users.

Additional Intel vPro® features include connectivity support for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Thunderbolt™ 4 technology, plus remote management support with Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) exclusive to Intel vPro® Enterprise for Windows. With Intel® AMT activated, IT organizations can access a PC even when it is turned off.

Intel vPro® Enterprise is enabled on select Intel® Core™ processors, but it exceeds beyond just the CPU. It ensures that the latest PC technologies—including security features, manageability capabilities, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Thunderbolt™ 4, and graphics—are integrated and validated to work together.

Many features of Intel vPro® Enterprise are hard at work right out of the box.

For example, battery life and productivity features, as well as simplified connectivity and hardware-enhanced security features, function without any action being taken by the user.

Additional features, including remote management and out-of-band management capabilities, can be enabled with configuration by IT or a managed service provider.

Look for the Intel vPro® badge on your device. When you see the badge, you know that the PC manufacturer has validated the system as meeting the requirements and specifications for the Intel vPro® platform.

To learn more about whether your processor is Intel vPro® eligible, enter your processor information.

While most Intel vPro® technologies are fully functional right out of the box, some enterprise-level features need to be configured. To enable remote management capabilities, Intel® AMT must be provisioned and enabled. Fleet-wide activation of your Intel vPro® devices is simple thanks to Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel® EMA), a software tool designed to modernize and simplify the installation and configuration of Intel® AMT. Learn more about how to set up and configure Intel® Active Management Technology.

The Serial-over-LAN feature is one of the most flexible features of Intel® AMT. Learn more on how to use Serial-over-LAN to configure the Intel vPro® platform.

To obtain driver and firmware updates and other software downloads for Intel® AMT, visit the Download Center.

The current version of Microsoft SCCM is now called Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager. It has built-in support for the out-of-band management capabilities of Intel® AMT, including the ability to discover and configure Intel vPro® devices.

Intel® Hardware Shield, exclusive to Windows PCs built on Intel vPro®, provides comprehensive hardware-based security features for business.1

Integrated hardware-based PC protection provides more secure business productivity, including below-the-OS-security, application and data security, and advanced threat detection.

The Intel vPro platform offers silicon-enabled AI threat detection to help stop ransomware and cryptojacking attacks for Windows-based systems.2

Most major PC manufacturers offer laptops that are built on Intel vPro®. Check for the logo badge, which indicates that the system meets the built-for-business requirements of the Intel vPro® platform.

For a complete list of Intel® processors that support Intel vPro®, including product filtering and sorting, visit the Intel® Core™ processor page.

Part of Intel vPro® Enterprise, Intel® SIPP includes an extensive validation program that aims for no hardware changes throughout the buying cycle—for at least 15 months, or until the next generational release.

With Intel® SIPP, businesses can rely on a stable foundation that offers smoother fleet management and predictable refresh cycles on a global scope. To learn more, visit the Intel® SIPP page.

Intel® AMT is a hardware-based remote management solution that supports the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce for support and management while inside or outside the firewall using tools such as Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel® EMA).

Intel® AMT also provides persistent out-of-band connectivity. Operating independently of the OS, Intel® AMT allows remote diagnosis and repair even when a system will not run or boot, whether it is on- or off-premises and over both wired and wireless connections.

Additional capabilities in Intel® AMT allow remote management of devices like smart vending machines and digital billboards. With Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel® EMA), IT teams can manage Intel® AMT devices from virtually anywhere via the cloud.

If you lose your Intel® AMT password, you can recover it by selecting Reset AMT Defaults under the Server Management tab in the BIOS. This option will only be selectable if you first follow a specific procedure with the server boards. For more information, visit this support page.