Intel® Active Management Technology Developers Guide

ID 772055
Date 1/05/2021
Document Table of Contents

Intel® SCS Configuration Tools

Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS) is a collection of software components and utilities developed by Intel. Intel SCS can be used to discover, configure, and maintain platforms and capabilities in a network. Intel SCS includes the following components:

  • Remote Configuration Service (RCS) – The RCS is a Windows*-based service that runs on a server within your network. The RCS can process configuration requests sent by the other Intel SCS components. In database mode, the RCS also handles storage of data collected and sent to the RCS by other Intel SCS components. For more information, see “Setting up the RCS” within the "Intel(R)_SCS_User_Guide.pdf" which is available inside the Intel SCS download.
  • Console – The Console is the user interface to the RCS that is used to create and edit configuration profiles for supported Intel® products and capabilities. In database mode, the Console exposes information about the Intel products that was sent to the RCS. Database mode also includes additional options for Intel® AMT. These options include monitoring Intel AMT systems and creating and running “Jobs” on multiple Intel AMT systems. For more information, see Using the Console in the Intel(R)_SCS_User_Guide.pdf.
  • Configurator – The Configurator Command Line Interface (CLI) (i.e., ACUConfig.exe) is used to configure only Intel AMT and runs locally on each Intel AMT system. You can use the tool to configure the system locally or send a configuration request to the RCS. This tool includes a "System Discovery" command that interfaces with the RCS. For more information, see Using the Configurator on page 129 of the Intel(R)_SCS_User_Guide.pdf.
  • Intel® AMT Configuration Utility – This utility (ACUWizard.exe) is a wizard that can be used to quickly configure individual systems or create XML profiles for host-based configuration using the Configurator. This utility does not interface with the RCS and cannot be used to send requests or data to the RCS. For more information, refer to the Intel(R)_AMT_Configuration_Utility.pdf.
  • Discovery Utility – The Discovery Utility (SCSDiscovery.exe) can be used to get detailed data about Intel AMT only. This utility does not interface with the RCS. 
  • Remote Configuration Service Utility – The RCS Utility (RCSUtils.exe) is used to do some of the tasks necessary when installing the RCS.
  • Solutions Framework – The Solutions Framework extends the capability of Intel SCS to discover and configure other Intel products in addition to Intel AMT. For more information, refer to the documentation in the Solutions_Framework download. 
  • Platform Discovery Utility – This is used to “discover” which Intel products and capabilities exist on your platforms. This utility returns "top-level" data about the hardware and software of each Intel product that exists on your platforms. You can use this data to determine which Intel products can be enabled on your platforms, and which software or hardware updates are required. For more information, refer to the documentation in the Platform Discovery Utility download.
  • Database Tool – This Tool (DatabaseTool.exe) is used to do some of the tasks necessary when installing the RCS in database mode. For example, creating the Intel SCS database.
  • Encryption Utility – The Encryption Utility (SCSEncryption.exe) is used to encrypt/decrypt XML files used by Intel SCS.


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