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Intel® vPro™ Technology
How Do I Recover a Lost Intel® Management Engine (ME) Admin Password?

You need to unplug and pull the CMOS/RTC battery from the system and wait at least five minutes before replacing it. This will reset the computer back to a factory new state allowing you to use the default password to access the Management Engine and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). You will need to re-provision the client after doing this.

Depending on the vendor and BIOS version you may need to re-enable Intel® AMT in the Management Engine as well as management features like SOL and IDE-R.

This applies to:

Intel® vPro™ Technology

Solution ID: CS-029663
Last Modified: 27-Oct-2014
Date Created: 27-Aug-2008
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