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Intel® Integrator Toolkit Technical Support

As of August 1, 2015, Intel has ended support for Intel® Integrator Toolkit (ITK). The software will remain available on Download Center through the end of 2015. Peer support is available on the NUC Support Community.

The Intel® Integrator Toolkit is a utility for PC OEMs and professional system integrators building systems with Intel® Desktop Boards. This application helps streamline and automate the manufacturing process while allowing replication of customized system configurations.

Note Intel Integrator Toolkit allows customization of system BIOS settings and is intended for use only by professional PC system integrators. Incorrect system BIOS settings may affect system stability/functionality.

General information

Known issues

General information

Downloading Intel Integrator Toolkit
The Intel Integrator Toolkit software is available on Download Center.

Migration information for ITK 5.x
Refer to Migration from version 4.x to version 5.0 (PDF).

Get the .ITK file needed to customize the BIOS (for versions 3.x and 4.x)
The .ITK file needed for Intel Integrator Toolkit is included with a board's BIOS update package. Depending on the board, it will be included with either the iFlash BIOS Update package or the Integrator Toolkit BIOS Files package.

Instructions for the Integrator Toolkit BIOS Files package (example file name: MQ96510J.86A.1176.BI.ZIP):

  1. From Intel's Download Center, download the Integrator Toolkit BIOS Files for your desktop board and copy it to a temporary location (example: C:/TEMP/).
  2. Double-click the file name to unzip files to the temporary directory, including the .BIO and .ITK files.

Instructions for the iFlash BIOS Update package (example file name: BX97510J.86A.1378.IB.EXE):

  1. From Intel's Download Center, download the iFlash BIOS Update for your desktop board and copy it to a temporary location (example: C:/TEMP/).
  2. Double-click the file name to extract files to the temporary directory, one of which is SW.EXE.
  3. Double-click SW.EXE to extract additional files, including the .BIO and .ITK files.

Important: Both the .BIO file and the .ITK file must be together in the same directory.

ITK 5.x does not require the use of an .ITK file.

Image file types for a customized logo (splash screen)
The Platform Innovation Framework BIOS supports .bmp graphics files. If your system is not based on the Platform Innovation Framework, you must use .jpg graphics files. If you do not know which BIOS your system is based on, and you have tried using one format of graphics file and it failed to load, try using the other format type.

.jpg files - For BIOSs that accept .jpg files, any file smaller than 1024x768 is supported. The display resolutions are limited to 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480. If the image size doesn't match the display resolution, the BIOS centers the image. Important: Only baseline JPEG images are supported; all other types of JPEG images, such as progressive JPEGs are not supported.

.bmp files - For BIOSs that accept .bmp files, the display resolutions is limited to 800x600. Only .bmp files with 8 or 24 bits per pixel are supported (not 1, 4, 16, or 32 bits per pixel).

If you have inadvertently used an unsupported file type, any of the following symptoms may occur:

  • Intel Integrator Toolkit may close unexpectedly.
  • The customized image may NOT appear at reboot.
  • The original Intel splash screen may not appear at reboot.

To make an embedded .jpg file compatible with the toolkit, save it using a basic image editor, such as Microsoft* Paint. More advanced image editors can be used, but the option to remove the embedded jpg must be selected.

Restoring the original Intel logo
If you have loaded a customized logo and wish to revert to the original Intel logo image, you must perform a BIOS recovery or update.

For desktop boards with a chipset in the range of Intel 865 through 925:

  1. Copy the original unaltered .BIO file to a floppy diskette.
  2. Insert the diskette into the floppy drive of the target system.
  3. Remove the BIOS configuration jumper on the desktop board. See the Technical Product Specification for details on the location of this jumper.
  4. Turn on the system and wait for the BIOS recovery process to occur.
  5. When complete, return the configuration jumper back to its original position and turn on the computer.

For desktop boards with a chipset of Intel 945 or higher:

  1. Create a bootable USB thumb drive or floppy disk containing the original unaltered .BIO file and IFLASH2.EXE.
  2. Boot the system to the bootable device and wait until the prompt is displayed.
  3. Type Iflash2 /md /pf <BIO File Name> and press Enter. Wait for the BIOS update process to occur.

Restoring original BIOS settings
Once you have customized BIOS settings with ITK, those settings are considered to be the factory defaults. To change all customized BIOS settings back to the 'real' original settings:

  1. Create a bootable USB thumb drive or floppy disk and copy the file ITOOLKIT.EXE to it (from \program files\intel\intel integrator toolkit folder).
  2. With the bootable device inserted on the system, boot up the PC to the command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt from A:\, type itoolkit remove and press Enter.

Using the toolkit on boards without a floppy interface
For Intel desktop boards that support ITK but do not include a floppy diskette interface, you can use either a USB thumb/key drive or a CD to install the customized BIOS settings to a target system.

Setting Chassis Type with ITK
With the Intel® Integrator Toolkit Framework Edition Installation Tool for DOS or Installation Tool for Windows* PE, you can use the OEMDMI command line switch to view and set SMBios information that cannot be set through the Windows user interface of ITK, such as chassis type.

If using the Installation Tool for DOS:

  • Usage:
    Itoolkit.exe OEMDMI <switch> [string|value]

  • Switches:
    /DC Display SMBIOS chassis information (including chassis type)
    /CT <byte> Write chassis type byte (01h-19h, 81h-99h)

  • Example:
    Itoolkit.exe OEMDMI /CT 0A

If using the Installation Tool for Windows PE:

  • Usage:
    ItoolkitW.exe OEMDMI <switch> [string|value]

  • Switches:
    /DC Display SMBIOS chassis information (including chassis type)
    /CT <byte> Write chassis type byte (01h-19h, 81h-99h)

  • Example:
    ItoolkitW.exe OEMDMI /CT 0A

Note The chassis type byte is expected to be hexadecimal and represents an enumerated type.

Known issues

Custom logo won't appear
There is a known issue with iFlash version 5.9 where a custom logo created with the toolkit will not flash to a target system. This affects any board where the BIOS update file includes iFlash version 5.9.

Workaround: When flashing the logo to your PC, use the following command line switches: A:>iflash /rb /pf <.bio file>

iFlash v.6.0 will fix this problem and will be rolled into upcoming BIOS versions as they become available.

Can't lock or hide Boot Device Priority
You can use the toolkit to customize the Boot Device Priority, however, you cannot lock or hide this setting. This is by design. There is no way to predict what boot devices are on the target system so locking or hiding this would jeopardize even booting the system up if a device like CD-Rom has been chosen for all three and then locked where nothing else can be chosen.

Flex Modules not an optional component
Both the .BIO file and the .ITK file must be together in the same directory when opening a new workspace in the Integrator Toolkit or else the Flex Modules component will not appear as a choice.

Files are too large for a floppy diskette
Some customized BIOSs are too large to fit on a floppy disk along with IFLASH.EXE, ITOOLKIT.EXE and other files that may be placed on the floppy. Use the following hints if needed:

  • If the customized BIOS is too large, copy the files to a portable USB drive (such as a thumb drive or key drive). Then use the USB drive to install the files to the target system.
  • If the customized BIOS is small enough, copy only the customized .BIO file and IFLASH.EXE to the floppy. Use the command IFLASH /PF file name.BIO to install the customized BIOS to the target system.

Error: Unsupported Logo
When using ITK version 5.0.0 with some boards, these errors may occur:

  • Error: Unsupported Logo
  • The opened BIOS does not have this support

The following BIOS versions and boards are affected:

BIOS ID Version Boards
AGH6120H.86A 0011 DH61AGL
GAZ7711H.86A 0053 DZ77GA-70K, DZ77RE-75K
GKPPT10H.86A 0017, 0020 D33217GKE, D33217CK
KBQ7710H.86A 0043 DQ77KB
KCH7710H.86A 0100 DH77KC, DH77DF
MKQ7710H.86A 0050 DQ77MK, DQ77CP
SLZ7710H.86A 0087 DZ77SL-50K

This problem was fixed in ITK version 5.0.1 and later.

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board D2500CC
Intel® Desktop Board D2500HN
Intel® Desktop Board D2550DC2
Intel® Desktop Board D2550MUD2
Intel® Desktop Board D2700DC
Intel® Desktop Board D2700MUD
Intel® Desktop Board D410PT
Intel® Desktop Board D425KT
Intel® Desktop Board D510MO
Intel® Desktop Board D525MW
Intel® Desktop Board DB65AL
Intel® Desktop Board DB75EN
Intel® Desktop Board DB85FL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AGL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BE
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BF
Intel® Desktop Board DH61CR
Intel® Desktop Board DH61DL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61HO
Intel® Desktop Board DH61KVCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SA
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SKCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61WW
Intel® Desktop Board DH61ZE
Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67GD
Intel® Desktop Board DH67VR
Intel® Desktop Board DH77DF
Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB
Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL
Intel® Desktop Board DN2800MT
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67DE
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67EP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67OW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67SW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DQ87PG
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SR
Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68BC
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68PL
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68ZV
Intel® Desktop Board DZ75ML-45K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77BH-55K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K

Solution ID: CS-015474
Last Modified: 31-Jul-2015
Date Created: 07-Sep-2004
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