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    Default Re: Intel Management Engine Interface, is it needed?

    Well ****,
    I've ended up back on this page again 8 months later and I STILL don't know what IMEI does!

    I'm bored so I'm updating drivers, but somehow I have a newer version of IMEI installed than Intel or Gigabyte have available on their websites.. What the hell?

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    Default Re: Intel Management Engine Interface, is it needed?

    With all posts explained earlier,read one more:

    Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools
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    Default Re: Intel Management Engine Interface, is it needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    With all posts explained earlier,read one more:

    Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools
    So from this I found out that it "performs various tasks" and "perform(s) functions".
    Anybody know what these 'functions' and 'tasks' actually are?

    It would be nice to get a concrete list..

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    Default Re: Intel Management Engine Interface, is it needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe50000 View Post
    So from this I found out that it "performs various tasks" and "perform(s) functions".
    Anybody know what these 'functions' and 'tasks' actually are?
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    Default Re: Intel Management Engine Interface, is it needed?

    Thought I'd answer this question, as there seems to be some confusion.

    The Intel AMT facility is accessed for configuration on boot by tapping ctrl+p or ctrl+j

    Within there you can set all sorts of boot options, network options and remote control options.

    To access a machine that has AMT enabled (which is what the management engine let's you interface you would use a browser on the same network, in the address bar you would enter

    machinename.domain.domainextension:16992

    This will give you a back end BIOS access that allows you to turn on machines that are off, restart machines, check hardware status and more.

    Sadly it's a bit insecure these days....

    I've been using it for years though.

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    Red face Re: Intel Management Engine Interface, is it needed?

    I know this thread is old, but there's a lot of misinformation here.

    So here's the thing. AMT is different than the Management Engine Interface.

    AMT is for remotely controlling a machine, but it uses the Management Engine Interface.

    The Management Engine Interface has uses such as:
    1. Overclocking - Allows you to change CPU voltage, core speeds, memory timings, etc on the fly
    2. Sensors and management - Allows you to control fan speeds, read sensors (temperature, etc)
    3. Making changes to the BIOS from within Windows (or whatever OS)
    4. You can do things such as power off the computer, reboot the computer, etc, through the MEI, too, but it's often easier to use the OS's built-in features for this (or the power/reset buttons), so there's not much use for this locally.

    Most personal computers have the MEI, but don't have the AMT, as that's usually only needed on workstation-class and server machines.

    Hope that clears things up!

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