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Intel® Management Engine Verification Utility Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Intel® Management Engine Verification Utility for?
Built into many Intel® Chipset-based platforms is a small, low power computer subsystem called the Intel® Management Engine (Intel® ME). This performs various tasks while the system is in sleep, during the boot process and when your system is running. It is important that this sub system is functioning correctly to get the most performance and capability from your PC. This utility checks that the Intel® ME sub system is running and communicating properly up to the operating system. This can give the system builder and user a good sense that in case of any system boot or performance issue that the Intel® ME is not the trouble spot.

Who is this tool designed for?
This tool is designed for anyone that wants to check that the Intel® ME sub system is operating properly. This would primarily be professional system builders or IT administrators. But this could extend to home users that want to verify that their PC is running as expected.

Which platforms and chipsets are supported?
Currently we support the following chipsets regardless of your system manufacturer or the motherboard in your PC:

  • Intel® Q57/H57/H55/P55 Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel® QM57/QS57/HM57/HM55/PM55 Express Chipsets.

Please note that this tool does NOT support any older platforms or chipsets such as the Intel® 4 Series Chipset or Intel® 3 Series Chipset families.

What Languages and operating systems do you support?
Currently only English is supported. We have support for the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP* 32bit SP2 and higher.
  • Windows Vista* 32bit and 64 bit, SP2 and higher.
  • Windows 7* 32bit and 64bit.

What are the system requirements to use this tool?
You must run this on an Intel® 5 Series Chipset PC (see above) with the following software installed:

  • Microsoft* .NET framework 3.5 or higher.
  • Intel® Management Engine Interface (Intel® MEI) driver (if applicable for your system).
Note You must also have administrator privileges or run the program as administrator.

Where can I send feedback on the tool?
Please send comments to IntelMEVerificationUtilityFeedback@intel.com

What does this utility not check for?
The utility does not perform any hardware tests or extensive firmware/BIOS checks. It does not verify that all the Intel® ME firmware and BIOS code is configured or operating correctly, as it only checks for proper communication which is a good indication of a healthy Intel® ME subsystem state, but may not guarantee that the Intel® ME or BIOS is fully operational.

Operating System:

Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista Starter, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista *, Windows Vista 32*, Windows XP Starter Edition*, Windows 7 *, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Starter Edition*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows 7(RC1, 32-bit)*, Windows 7(RC1, 64-bit)*, Windows XP *, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® vPro™ Technology

Solution ID: CS-031234
Last Modified: 21-Oct-2014
Date Created: 26-Jan-2010
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