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#1 Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by plutomaniac 12.11.2014 14:09

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Intel Management Engine:
Drivers, Firmware & System Tools


Last Updated: 19/01/2017 (dd/mm/yyyy)

Intel Management Engine Introduction: Built into many Intel-based platforms is a small, low power computer subsystem called the Intel Management Engine (Intel ME). This can perform various tasks while the system is booting, running or sleeping. It operates independently from the main CPU, BIOS & OS but can interact with them if needed. The ME is responsible for many parts of an Intel-based system. Such functionality extends, but it's not limited, to Platform Clocks Control (ICC), Thermal Monitoring, Fan Control, Power Management, Overclocking, Silicon Workaround (resolves silicon bugs which would have otherwise required a new cpu stepping), Identity Protection Technology, Rapid Start Technology, Smart Connect Technology, Sensor Hub Controller (ISHC), Active Management Technology (AMT), Small Business Advantage (SBA), Wireless Display, Protected Video/Audio Path etc. For certain advanced/corporate features (AMT, SBA etc) the ME uses an out-of-band (OOB) network interface to perform functions even when the system is powered down, the OS and/or hard drivers are non-functional etc. Thus it's essential for it to be operational in order for the platform to be working properly, no matter if the advanced/corporate features are available or not.

This is a collection of everything Intel ME-related. If you find or have any newer drivers, firmware & tools somewhere, please share them in this thread via replies, links, attachments or by sending a pm. To extract most of the files below you need to use programs which support RAR5 compression!

A. About Intel MEI Drivers

The latest v11.5 or v11.6 drivers are usable with all Intel chipsets from 8-Series & up. Users of 6 & 7-series systems must use the latest v11.0 drivers. Users of 5-series & lower systems must check Section D to find the driver they need. In order to check your current installed version, use MEInfo tool as instructed below.

Note: We don't know what the actual difference between 11.5 and 11.6 drivers is yet.

Notice: For Windows 7 only: Intel MEI Driver uses KMDF (WDF) 1.11, which is built-in on Windows 8 & up but not Windows 7 or earlier. Make sure you install Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) version 1.11 before the Intel MEI Driver. Otherwise, a yellow bang will appear on Intel MEI device upon installation. Follow instructions in this link: KB2685811.

Note: To extract some of the files below you need to use programs which support RAR5 compression!

A1. Intel MEI Driver Only

These packages contain only the Intel MEI driver without any additional software or system services. They are compatible with both Consumer/1.5MB and Corporate/5MB systems. Since the software and system services are not really needed for Consumer/1.5MB systems, users of such systems should install the Drivers only (section A1). The MEI-Only Installer is the setup file from Intel which allows easy installation and adds a Control Panel entry for quick driver removal. For those who want to install the actual driver files manually via Device Manager, download the INF packages.




Note: The MEI drivers listed above are part of the complete Drivers & Software packages found at section A3. A newer Drivers & Software package has newer Software but the actual MEI driver may still be an older version. MEI-Only Installer 11.6.0.1047 includes MEI v11.6.0.1042. MEI-Only Installer 11.5.0.1020 includes MEI v11.5.0.1019. MEI-Only Installer v11.0.6.1194 includes MEI v11.0.5.1189 driver.

Note: The MEI-Only Installer includes the "INF for manual installation" and allows easy installation of the latter. However, since we cannot always find the latest MEI-Only Installer, it is advised to use the "INF for manual installation" in case it's version is newer.

A2. Intel SOL "Driver" Only

This package contains only the Intel SOL "driver" without any additional software or system services. It is compatible only with 5MB/Corporate systems. If the software and system services are required in case of remote management etc, users of such systems should install the equivalent complete Drivers & Software package (section A3).




Note: The SOL "driver" listed above is part of the complete Drivers & Software packages found at section A3. A newer Drivers & Software package has newer Software but the actual SOL "driver" may still be an older version.

Note: The SOL "driver" is not really a driver but rather a placeholder INF file which assigns a correct device name at Device Manager and prevents the latter from showing the yellow exclamation mark of "No driver was found for this device". It's the SOL's equivalent of Intel Chipset INF utility.

A3. Intel MEI Drivers & Software

These packages contain the Intel MEI/SOL drivers with their respective software & system services. It's important to install the correct package depending on your Consumer/1.5MB or Corporate/5MB system.




Note: ME Drivers & Software v11.6.0.1039 includes MEI v11.6.0.1032. ME Drivers & Software v11.5.0.1020 package includes MEI v11.5.0.1019. ME Drivers & Software v11.0.6.1194 package includes MEI v11.0.5.1189 driver.

B. About Intel ME Firmware Updates

Modern ME Firmware are divided into two SKUs: Consumer/1.5MB for Consumer Systems and Corporate/5MB for Corporate Systems. Intel ME Firmware v2 up until v5 had a lot of variants according to major version. To understand your exact SKU, manual research on your hardware may be required first. Usually MEInfo, MEManuf and ME Analyzer (by loading your BIOS file) can help you sort most system specific details out.

Version Control Number(VCN): All ME 8 and up firmware include a VCN number like 1,2,3,4 etc. The VCN number gets incremented if there is a security fix, a significant firmware change or a new feature addition. A downgrade to a lower VCN value via FWUpdate tool is prohibited whereas an upgrade to the same or higher VCN is allowed. For example if your current firmware has a VCN of 4, you can update to another firmware with VCN >=4 but you cannot downgrade to another firmware with VCN <4.

Notice: Be careful of what firmware your download relevant to your system. First, make sure that you know what series it is (examples: Z77 --> 7-series, B150 --> 100-series). Then run MEInfo Tool and check the "FW Version" line to determine your ME firmware version (examples: 8.1.52.1496 --> v8.x, 9.1.10.1005 --> v9.1). All the firmware below correspond to a specific series which come with a specific ME firmware version (example: For 7-Series systems which come with ME firmware v8).

Warning for 8-series systems: The 8-series systems initially come with v9.0 firmware. The latter is upgradeable to v9.1 firmware (initially comes with 9-series systems) only if the OEM has updated the BIOS to be compatible as well. If your BIOS is up to date and the firmware is still v9.0 then do NOT update to v9.1 but only to latter v9.0 releases. The system won't brick but, if the BIOS is not ready, you will face BCLK, fan control and other issues after which going back to v9.0 firmware is often difficult. However, if your current 8-series system has firmware v9.1 (after a BIOS update) then you can update to the latest v9.1 firmware as provided below.

Warning 1 for 100/200-series systems: Make sure you choose the correct v11.x firmware SKU for your system which is based on target Platform and Feature set. There are 2 chipsets: PCH-H (Performance) and PCH-LP (Low Power). There are 4 cpu families: SKL/KBL-S, SKL/KBL-H, SKL/KBL-U and SKL/KBL-Y. The PCH-H chipset works with SKL/KBL-S & SKL/KBL-H processors and requires PCH-H (H) ME firmware. The PCH-LP chipset works with SKL/KBL-U & SKL/KBL-Y processors and requires PCH-LP (LP) ME firmware. An easy way to detect which Platform you need is to check the cpu socket specification of your motherboard. SKL/KBL-S uses LGA1151, SKL/KBL-H uses BGA1440, SKL/KBL-U uses BGA1356 and SKL/KBL-Y uses BGA1515. There are 2 ME firmware SKUs: Consumer (basic features) and Corporate (all features). So in total there are 4 ME 11.x firmware SKUs: Consumer PCH-H, Consumer PCH-LP, Corporate PCH-H and Corporate PCH-LP. Since FWUpdate v11.x tool does not have a safeguard implemented to check between PCH-H and PCH-LP ME firmware, if you flash the wrong SKU you will end up with a bricked motherboard after which a SPI chip reflash is needed.

Warning 2 for 100/200-series systems: Make sure to mind the firmware's PDM status which is distinguished between PDM, NOPDM and UKPDM, with the latter meaning Unknown. Currently we don't know what PDM is exactly but it stands for "Power Down Mitigation" and some people say "it is related to an errata and not part of the usual watchdog timers" as explained here. PDM status cannot be detected by ME Analyzer so the Yes/No/Unknown values shown there are based on original firmware filenames or changelogs whenever these are available. From what has been observed so far, flashing from NOPDM to PDM and vice versa seems to complete successfully in most cases. However, sometimes it can cause FWUpdate errors mid-way which can usually be solved by reflashing either immediately or after a reboot. The archives below include only the latest firmware regardless of it's PDM status. In cases where we have PDM and NOPDM variants of that latest version, both are included. After you flash any ME 11.0-11.6 firmware, if the archive you downloaded has a file called "Read First.txt" inside, please open a command prompt and run Intel's MEInfo tool (section C) with parameter -verbose (example: MEInfoWin -verbose) and post the result in this thread.

Note: We don't know what the actual difference between 11.5 and 11.6 firmware is yet.

Note: To extract some of the files below you need to use programs which support RAR5 compression!

B1. Consumer Systems


B2. Corporate Systems


C. About Intel ME System Tools

The Intel ME System Tools are used for creating, modifying, and writing binary image files, manufacturing testing, Intel ME setting information gathering and Intel ME FW configuration and updating. These tools are not released to end-users but only to OEMs. The software below comes only from official updates which were provided and made public by various OEMs.

Flash Image Tool: Creates and configures a complete SPI image file which includes regions BIOS, Intel integrated LAN (GbE), Intel ME, Platform Descriptor Region & Flash Descriptor Region. The user can manipulate the completed SPI image via a GUI and change the various chipset parameters to match the target hardware.

Flash Programming Tool: Used to program a complete SPI image into the SPI flash device(s). FPT can program each region individually or it can program all of the regions with a single command. The user can also use FPT to perform various functions such as View the contents of the flash on the screen, Write the contents of the flash to a log file, Perform a binary file to flash comparison, Write to a specific address block, Program fixed offset variables etc.

FWUpdate: Allows an end user, such as an IT administrator, to update Intel ME FW without having to reprogram the entire flash device. It then verifies that the update was successful. FWUpdate does not update the BIOS, GbE, or Descriptor Regions. It updates the FW code portion along with the WCOD and LOCL partitions that Intel provides on the OEM website. Intel FWUpdate updates the entire Intel ME code area. In addition FWUpdate local can perform a partial update to change / update the WCOD or LOCL portions.

MEInfo: Provides a simple test to check whether the Intel ME FW is alive or not. MEInfo retrieves and displays information about some of the Intel ME settings, the Intel ME FW version, and the FW capability on the platform. It can be used by end-users to check if the ME firmware is functioning properly. If no-errors are shown after running it: your platform’s health is good, Intel ME FW has successfully initialized & Intel ME FW is operating normally.

MEManuf: Allows the Intel ME and Intel AMT functionality to be tested immediately after the PCH chipset is generated on the manufacturing line. MEManuf validates all components and flows that need to be tested according to the FW installed on the platform in order to ensure the functionality of Intel ME applications: BIOS-FW, Flash, SMBus, M-Link, KVM, etc. It does not check for LAN functionality as it assumes that all Intel ME components on the test board have been validated by their respective vendors. It does verify that these components have been assembled together correctly.

C1. Identifying, Updating & Diagnosing Intel ME Firmware

Those who are looking to update/downgrade their firmware should use MEInfo, FWUpdate & MEManuf tools for status information, updating and functionality checking accordingly. The information & instructions below apply to these three tools only and can be found inside the full Intel ME System Tools Packages. The other tools (FITC, FPT, CCT, UpdParam etc) are more complex and require more advanced users.

MEInfo Tool: Before and after you initiate a ME firmware update/downgrade, you should verify what firmware version you system is running. All needed details regarding Intel ME can be received by running a suitable diagnostic tool named MEInfo. The main purpose of the MEInfo tool is to check that the ME firmware is operating normally on the software/firmware leve by querying the ME device on it's status. Make sure it doesn't report any red errors. The yellow "GBE Region does not exist" warning is normal for systems that don't have an Intel GbE Controller, you can safely ignore it.

MEManuf Tool: Before and after you initiate a ME firmware update/downgrade, you should verify that your ME Firmware is functioning properly. This can be done firstly by using MEInfo tool which should not report any red errors while running to indicate a healthy driver/firmware. Next, a diagnostic tool called MEManuf can be used which runs certain manufacturing-line tests to ensure that the ME is working properly on the hardware level. After running the tests, it should report a green message such as "MEManuf Operation Passed".

FWUpdate Tool: In order to initiate a ME firmware update, you need to use the FWUpdate tool. The FWUpdate tool is used to upgrade or downgrade your ME Firmware version. Up until ME v7, this tool works only with Update (UPD) images. From ME v8 and onwards, FWUpdate can also work with the full ME Region images (RGN/EXTR) which are FIT/FITC and FPT compatible. It's important to note that FWUpdate does not change any ME configuration settings (DATA) which are model or even system specific.

C2. Intel ME System Tools Full Packages

System Requirements: The installation of the MEI and AMT/LMS (Corporate/5MB) drivers is required to use some of the tools. The Windows x64 tools will not function when the OS is configured to use EFI/GPT boot capabilities.

Note: The "Tools Version Info" text document that each package includes has been made by me to list the versions of the available tools.

Note: To extract some of the files below you need to use programs which support RAR5 compression!

  • Intel ME System Tools v11.6 r4 - (Updated: 16/12/2016)
    For 100/200-series systems which come with ME firmware v11.6
    Flash Image Tool(Windows): 11.6.10.1196
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 11.6.10.1198
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI64): 11.6.10.1198
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 11.6.10.1198
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 11.6.10.1198
    FWUpdate(DOS): 11.6.10.1196
    FWUpdate(EFI64): 11.6.10.1196
    FWUpdate(Win): 11.6.10.1196
    FWUpdate(Win64): 11.6.10.1196
    MEInfo(DOS): 11.6.10.1198
    MEInfo(EFI64): 11.6.10.1198
    MEInfo(Windows): 11.6.10.1198
    MEInfo(Windows64): 11.6.10.1198
    MEManuf(DOS): 11.6.10.1198
    MEManuf(EFI64): 11.6.10.1198
    MEManuf(Windows): 11.6.10.1198
    MEManuf(Windows64): 11.6.10.1198
    Clock Commander Tool(DOS): 11.6.10.1196
    Clock Commander Tool(EFI): 11.6.10.1196
    Clock Commander Tool(Windows): 11.6.10.1196
    Manifest Extension Utility(Windows): 11.6.10.1196

  • Intel ME System Tools v11.5 r2 - (Updated: 07/11/2016)
    For 100/200-series systems which come with ME firmware v11.5
    Flash Image Tool(Windows):
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 11.5.5.1006
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI64): 11.5.0.1058
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows):
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 11.5.5.1006
    FWUpdate(DOS):
    FWUpdate(EFI64):
    FWUpdate(Win):
    FWUpdate(Win64):
    MEInfo(DOS):
    MEInfo(EFI64):
    MEInfo(Windows):
    MEInfo(Windows64):
    MEManuf(DOS):
    MEManuf(EFI64):
    MEManuf(Windows):
    MEManuf(Windows64):
    CCT(DOS):
    CCT(EFI):
    CCT(Windows):
    Manifest Extension Utility(Windows):

  • Intel ME System Tools v11.0 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 100-series systems which come with ME firmware v11.0
    Flash Image Tool(Windows): 11.0.10.1002
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 11.0.15.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI64): 11.0.15.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 11.0.15.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 11.0.15.1000
    FWUpdate(DOS): 11.0.0.1205
    FWUpdate(EFI64): 11.0.0.1205
    FWUpdate(Win): 11.0.0.1205
    FWUpdate(Win64): 11.0.0.1205
    MEInfo(DOS): 11.0.15.1003
    MEInfo(EFI64): 11.0.15.1003
    MEInfo(Windows): 11.0.15.1003
    MEInfo(Windows64): 11.0.15.1003
    MEManuf(DOS): 11.0.0.1205
    MEManuf(EFI64): 11.0.0.1205
    MEManuf(Windows): 11.0.0.1205
    MEManuf(Windows64): 11.0.0.1205
    CCT(DOS): 11.0.0.1205
    CCT(EFI): 11.0.0.1205
    CCT(Windows): 11.0.0.1205
    Manifest Extension Utility(Windows): 11.0.0.1205

  • Intel ME System Tools v10 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For Broadwell mobile systems which come with ME firmware v10.0
    Flash Image Tool: 10.0.46.1002
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 10.0.30.1054
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI): 10.0.30.1054
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 10.0.30.1054
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 10.0.30.1054
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 10.0.30.1054
    FWUpdate(Local-EFI): 10.0.30.1054
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 10.0.30.1054
    FWUpdate(Local-Win64): 10.0.30.1054
    MEInfo(DOS): 10.0.30.1054
    MEInfo(EFI): 10.0.30.1054
    MEInfo(Windows): 10.0.30.1054
    MEInfo(Windows64): 10.0.30.1054
    MEManuf(DOS): 10.0.30.1060
    MEManuf(EFI): 10.0.30.1060
    MEManuf(Windows): 10.0.30.1060
    MEManuf(Windows64): 10.0.30.1060
    UpdParam(DOS): 10.0.30.1054
    CCT(DOS): 10.0.30.1054
    CCT(EFI): 10.0.30.1054
    CCT(Windows): 10.0.30.1054

  • Intel ME System Tools v9.5 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 8-series systems which come with ME firmware v9.5
    Flash Image Tool: 9.5.15.1730
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 9.5.40.1868
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI): 9.5.40.1868
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 9.5.40.1868
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 9.5.40.1868
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 9.5.14.1724
    FWUpdate(Local-EFI): 9.5.14.1724
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 9.5.14.1724
    FWUpdate(Local-Win64): 9.5.14.1724
    MEInfo(DOS): 9.5.35.1850
    MEInfo(EFI): 9.5.35.1850
    MEInfo(Windows): 9.5.35.1850
    MEInfo(Windows64): 9.5.35.1850
    MEManuf(DOS): 9.5.14.1724
    MEManuf(EFI): 9.5.14.1724
    MEManuf(Windows): 9.5.14.1724
    MEManuf(Windows64): 9.5.14.1724
    CCT(DOS): 9.5.14.1724
    CCT(EFI): 9.5.14.1724
    CCT(Windows): 9.5.14.1724
    UpdParam(DOS): 9.5.14.1724

  • Intel ME System Tools v9.1 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 8/9-series systems which come with ME firmware v9.1 *
    Flash Image Tool: 9.1.10.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 9.1.10.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI): 9.1.10.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 9.1.10.1000
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 9.1.10.1000
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 9.1.2.1000
    FWUpdate(Local-EFI): 9.1.2.1000
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 9.1.2.1000
    FWUpdate(Local-Win64): 9.1.2.1000
    MEInfo(DOS): 9.1.20.1020
    MEInfo(EFI): 9.1.20.1020
    MEInfo(Windows): 9.1.20.1020
    MEInfo(Windows64): 9.1.20.1020
    MEManuf(DOS): 9.1.10.1000
    MEManuf(EFI): 9.1.10.1000
    MEManuf(Windows): 9.1.10.1000
    MEManuf(Windows64): 9.1.10.1000
    UpdParam(DOS): 9.1.2.1000
    CCT(DOS): 9.1.2.1000
    CCT(EFI): 9.1.2.1000
    CCT(Windows): 9.1.2.1000

  • Intel ME System Tools v9.0 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 8-series systems which come with ME firmware v9.0
    Flash Image Tool: 9.0.22.1467
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 9.0.22.1467
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI): 9.0.22.1467
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 9.0.22.1467
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 9.0.22.1467
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 9.0.22.1467
    FWUpdate(Local-EFI): 9.0.22.1467
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 9.0.22.1467
    FWUpdate(Local-Win64): 9.0.22.1467
    MEInfo(DOS): 9.0.22.1467
    MEInfo(EFI): 9.0.22.1467
    MEInfo(Windows): 9.0.22.1467
    MEInfo(Windows64): 9.0.22.1467
    MEManuf(DOS): 9.0.22.1467
    MEManuf(EFI): 9.0.22.1467
    MEManuf(Windows): 9.0.22.1467
    MEManuf(Windows64): 9.0.22.1467
    UpdParam(DOS): 9.0.22.1467
    CCT(DOS): 9.0.22.1467
    CCT(EFI): 9.0.22.1467
    CCT(Windows): 9.0.22.1467

  • Intel ME System Tools v8 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 7-Series systems which come with ME firmware v8 **
    Flash Image Tool: 8.1.40.1456 ***
    Flash Image Tool: 8.1.10.1286 ***
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 8.1.60.1561
    Flash Programming Tool(EFI): 8.1.60.1561
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 8.1.60.1561
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 8.1.60.1561
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 8.1.40.1456
    FWUpdate(Local-EFI): 8.1.40.1456
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 8.1.40.1456
    FWUpdate(Local-Win64): 8.1.40.1456
    MEInfo(DOS): 8.1.56.1541
    MEInfo(EFI): 8.1.56.1541
    MEInfo(Windows): 8.1.56.1541
    MEInfo(Windows64): 8.1.56.1541
    MEManuf(DOS): 8.1.56.1541
    MEManuf(EFI): 8.1.56.1541
    MEManuf(Windows): 8.1.56.1541
    MEManuf(Windows64): 8.1.56.1541
    IUSManufTool(DOS): 8.1.56.1541
    IUSManufTool(Windows): 8.1.56.1541
    UpdParam(DOS): 8.1.40.1456
    CCT(DOS): 8.1.40.1456
    CCT(EFI): 8.1.40.1456
    CCT(Windows): 8.1.20.1309

    *** Before you use FITC, read the WARNING document first

  • Intel ME System Tools v7 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 6-series systems which come with ME firmware v7
    Flash Image Tool: 7.1.60.1191 ***
    Flash Image Tool: 7.1.13.1088 ***
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 7.1.50.1166
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 7.1.50.1166
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows64): 7.1.50.1166
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 7.1.50.1166
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 7.1.50.1166
    MEInfo(DOS): 7.1.50.1166
    MEInfo(Windows): 7.1.52.1180
    MEInfo(Windows64): 7.1.50.1166
    MEManuf(DOS): 7.1.50.1166
    MEManuf(Windows): 7.1.50.1166
    MEManuf(Windows64): 7.1.50.1166
    CCT(DOS): 7.1.20.1119
    CCT(Windows): 7.1.20.1119
    UpdParam(DOS): 7.1.50.1166
    IUSManufTool(DOS): 7.1.30.1141
    IUSManufTool(Windows): 7.1.30.1141

    *** Before you use FITC, read the WARNING document first

  • Intel ME System Tools v6 1.5MB/5MB r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 5-series (Ibex Peak) systems which come with ME 1.5MB/5MB firmware v6
    Flash Image Tool: 6.0.40.1212
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 6.1.20.1057
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 6.0.40.1214
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 6.2.0.1022
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 6.2.0.1022
    MEInfo(DOS): 6.2.0.1022
    MEInfo(Windows): 6.2.0.1022
    MEManuf(DOS): 6.0.40.1214
    MEManuf(Windows): 6.0.40.1214
    UpdParam(DOS): 6.0.40.1212
    NANDUtil(DOS): 0.24

  • Intel ME System Tools v6 Ignition r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For 5-series (Ibex Peak) or 89xx-series (Cave/Coleto Creek) systems which come with ME Ignition firmware v6
    Flash Image Tool: 6.0.50.1260
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 6.0.50.1252
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 6.0.50.1252
    MEInfo(DOS): 6.0.50.1252
    MEInfo(Windows): 6.0.50.1252
    MEManuf(DOS): 6.0.50.1252
    MEManuf(Windows): 6.0.50.1252

  • Intel ME System Tools v5 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For ICH10 systems which come with ME firmware v5
    Flash Image Tool: 5.1.0.1167
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 5.1.0.1167
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 5.1.0.1167
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 5.2.50.1042
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 5.2.50.1042
    MEInfo(DOS): 5.0.0.1167
    MEInfo(Windows): 5.0.0.1167
    MEManuf(DOS): 5.0.0.1167
    MEManuf(Windows): 5.0.0.1167
    ITPMDiag(Windows): 5.0.0.1167

  • Intel ME System Tools v4 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For ICH9M systems which come with ME firmware v4
    Flash Image Tool: 4.1.0.1031
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 4.2.0.1017
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 4.2.0.1017
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 4.2.0.1017
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 4.2.50.1053
    MEInfo(DOS): 4.1.0.1023
    MEInfo(Windows): 4.2.50.1053
    MEManuf(DOS): 4.1.0.1023
    MEManuf(Windows): 4.1.0.1023
    ITPMDiag(Windows): 4.1.0.1023

  • Intel ME System Tools v3 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For ICH9 systems which come with ME firmware v3
    Flash Image Tool: 1.7.3.1105
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 0.9.5
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 0.9.5
    Fixed Address Programming Tool(DOS): 3.0.9
    Fixed Address Programming Tool(Windows): 3.0.9
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 3.2.2.1035
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 3.2.2.1035
    MEInfo(DOS): 3.0.0.1105
    MEInfo(Windows): 3.0.0.1105
    MEManuf(DOS): 3.0.0.1105
    MEManuf(Windows): 3.0.0.1105
    MENVM(Windows): 3.0.0.1105
    iAMTNVM(Windows): 3.0.0.1105

  • Intel ME System Tools v2 r1 - (Updated: 13/10/2016)
    For ICH8 & ICH8M systems which come with ME firmware v2
    Flash Image Tool: 1.6.0.1
    Flash Programming Tool(DOS): 0.8.16
    Flash Programming Tool(Windows): 0.8.16
    Fixed Address Programming Tool(DOS): 2.5.5
    Fixed Address Programming Tool(Windows): 2.5.5
    FWUpdate(Local-DOS): 2.5.0.1025
    FWUpdate(Local-Win): 2.5.1.1034
    MEInfo(DOS): 2.5.0.1025
    MEInfo(Windows): 2.5.0.1025
    MEManuf(DOS): 2.5.0.1025
    MEManuf(Windows): 2.5.0.1025
    iAMTNVM(Windows): 2.6.0.1025 *
    iAMTNVM(Windows): 2.1.1.1030 **

    * For ICH8M mobile systems with ME v2.5 - v2.6
    ** For ICH8 desktop systems with ME v2.0 - v2.2

* Also for some 8-series systems which have been upgraded to ME firmware v9.1
** Also for some 6-series, C600 & X79 systems which have been upgraded to ME firmware v8

#2 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 25.09.2013 21:31

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D. About Old Intel MEI Drivers

You should always install the latest driver for all 8-series & up systems which can be found at section A. The older driver versions linked below are the latest of each ME/AMT major branch.

Note: To extract some of the files below you need to use programs which support RAR5 compression!

D1. Old Intel MEI Driver Only

These packages contain only the Intel MEI driver without any additional software or system services. They are compatible with both 1.5MB and 5MB systems. Since the software and system services are not really needed for 1.5MB systems, users of such systems should install the Drivers only (section D1). The MEI-Only Installer is the setup file from Intel which allows easy installation and adds a Control Panel entry for quick driver removal. For those who want to install the actual driver files manually via Device Manager, download the INF packages.


Note: The MEI drivers listed above are part of the complete Drivers & Software packages found at section D4. A newer Drivers & Software package has newer Software but the actual MEI driver may still be an older version. MEI-Only Installer v10.0.39.1003 includes MEI v10.0.30.1054 driver.

Note: The MEI-Only Installer includes the "INF for manual installation" and allows easy installation of the latter. However, since we cannot always find the latest MEI-Only Installer, it is advised to use the "INF for manual installation" in case it's version is newer.

D2. Old Intel SOL "Driver" Only


Note: The SOL "drivers" listed above are part of the complete Drivers & Software packages found at section D5. A newer Drivers & Software package has newer Software but the actual SOL "driver" may still be an older version.

Note: The SOL "driver" is not really a driver but rather a placeholder INF file which assigns a correct device name at Device Manager and prevents the latter from showing the yellow exclamation mark of "No driver was found for this device". It's the SOL's equivalent of Intel Chipset INF utility.

D3. Old Intel TPM Driver Only


D4. Old Intel MEI Drivers & Software

These packages contain the Intel MEI drivers with their respective software & system services. It's important to install the correct package depending on your 1.5MB/NoAMT or 5MB/AMT system. Since the software and system services are important for 5MB/AMT systems, users of such systems are advised to install the complete Drivers & Software package (section D4).


Note: Users of 1.5MB/NoAMT systems should download the MEI-Only Installer or INF driver from section D1. ME Drivers & Software v10.0.39.1003 package includes MEI v10.0.30.1054 driver. ME Drivers & Software v8.1.40.1416 package actually includes MEI v9.0.0.1287. ME Drivers & Software v7.1.85.1216 package includes MEI v7.1.70.1198 driver. ME Drivers & Software v6.2.50.1062 package includes MEI v6.2.50.1050 driver. ME Drivers & Software v3.2.50.1059 package includes MEI v3.2.20.1046 driver. ME Drivers & Software v2.6.30.1051 package includes MEI v2.6.30.1046 driver.

D5. Old Intel SOL "Drivers" & Software


D6. Old Intel TPM Drivers & Software

#3 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by odiebugs 26.09.2013 01:44

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What is MEI:

Intel Management Engine Interface.

Basically, it is an interface that uses the Intel ME hardware features to enable an interaction between high- and low-level hardware systems in a system. With this Intel feature, the administrators can now handle the tasks without intervention of the human beings. This has simplified various tasks in a computer system. Intel Management Engine Interface allows you to work in both low as well as high level hardware environments. You can carry out various configuration tasks using this interface system. Also, some applications like remote access require connection between low and high levels of hardware in the board. For this IMEI is must.

Tasks performed by the Management Engine

The main component of Management Engine interface, ME performs a number of tasks in conditions when the system is running or in sleep mode. It also supports several tasks during the boot process. This sub-system is required for proper functioning and maximum efficiency of the PC. The interface checks whether the system is working properly or not while communicating with the operating system of PC.

First Intel came out with MEI, started out with older chipsets. MEI has evolved, now there is AMT, which is now part of the VPro system.

AMT- ACTIVE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY- Key AMT features include the ability to: remotely turn on, off, or power cycle the machine,, remotely mount an image to load on the machine,, remotely access hardware asset information,, provide serial-over-LAN (SoL) console redirection,, provide out-of-band alerts to administrators,, provide a secure TLS tunnel between the administrator and the vPro PC .

VPro Tech- An added layer of security for businesses and intelligent systems,, Threat management, including protection from rootkits, viruses, and malware,, Identity and website access point protection,, Confidential personal and business data protection,, Remote and local monitoring, remediation, and repair of PCs and workstations.


**** FIRMWARE and DRIVERS are very specific for each chipset, not all systems / chipset have VPro that contain MEI or ATM.

Intel ME Firmware

The ME firmware package will have a version number that identifies the Intel AMT family. For example, Intel AMT 6. All the upgrades for your PC must be in the same family because the firmware is specifically designed for your PC's hardware. Unlike the System BIOS, you can't revert back to a previous version of the firmware once you upgrade the firmware. In most cases you should update to the latest version of the firmware that is available from your manufacturer. The release notes for each release will describe the bug fixes for each release and will help you decide if you need to update.


**** Identify FIRMWARE, MEI - Usually in system BIOS.

**** Identify a system with VPro - The simplest approach to finding most of the Intel vPro Technology systems is to look for the Intel® vPro™ badge. To get the Intel AMT version number: reboot the PC and enter your System BIOS. Look in the System BIOS. Some Intel vPro systems will display the Intel AMT firmware version (not present on all systems) on a BIOS setup page. Look in the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension or MEBx. The method used to enter the MEBx varies by OEM: on some systems you type Ctrl-P at the initial boot screen to enter the Intel MEBx, on others you need to enter the System BIOS, press F9, or press F10. The MEBx firmware will be on all Intel® vPro™ Technology PCs. Note that some non-Intel vPro Technology PCs have the MEBx (for Standard Manageability support) so these systems should not be counted as Intel vPro capable systems.


The older chipsets seem to have MEI, newer chipset and business minded systems will have the ATM and VPro combined.

The VPro seems to be based around IT pro's controlling systems, maintenance, on a remote level. Which is less of a concern for the average desktop user. Even the MEI, is not a large concern for most.

The average MODDER / PERFORMANCE enthusiast does not need to be overly concerned with updating the MEI FIRMWARE / DRIVERS, as this is not as important as to performance as the RAID OROM's, Storage drivers, and other hardware based OROM's inside the BIOS.


**** Remember, the FIRMWARE / DIVERS for MEI are very specific to each chipset, make sure you have the correct one's before updating.


****Here is a release note from Intel,,,"" System Tools for Intel ®6 Series Chipset Family Intel Management Engine""

http://driveragent.com/c/archive/aa650e5c/image/50-0-132/Intel-Intel-iAMT-Driver-version-7.0.0.1144



**** Here is the release note from Intel on, ""Intel ® Management Engine BIOS Extension (Intel®MEBX)User’s Guide for systems based on Intel® 7 Series/C216Chipset Family""

http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/intel_mebx_user_guide_for_7series.pdf


****Here is the release note on the "" Intel 8 series chipset platform controller hub"", which contains the MEI notes starting on page 283. There does not seem to be a note on the MEI for 8 series alone.

http://www.intel.ie/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/8-series-chipset-pch-datasheet.pdf





Thanks Fern for the new firmware.

^^^Please hold on, was redoing post an erased it by accident, working on new post.

#4 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 27.09.2013 16:30

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Update/customization of the start post:

Today (09/27/2013) I have completely rebuilt and customized the chapters B ("Intel ME Firmware Update Tools") and C ("Intel MEInfo Tools") of the thread opener.
If there should be something wrong or missing, please let me know it.

Regards
Fernando

#5 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 28.09.2013 13:30

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Update of the start post:

Today (09/28/2013) I have updated the start post again.

Changelog:

  1. new: Intel ME 9.5 Gbe 1.5M Firmware Update to v9.5.13.1706 (for Intel 8-Series Chipset Mobile systems)
  2. new: Intel ME 7 Gbe 1.3M Firmware Update to v7.1.52.1176 (for older Intel Chipset Desktop systems)
  3. new: as first step of the FW update procedure the old (currently working) Intel ME Firmware image will be saved as "old.bin" (can be reflashed in an emergency case)
  4. customized: the flash procedure of the different ME Firmware Update Tools by setting unified standards regarding the flash.bat commands and by renaming the flash and image files.

Good luck!
Fernando

#6 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 08.10.2013 15:10

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Update of the start post:

Today (10/08/2013) I have updated the start post again.

Changelog:

  1. new: Intel ME 7 Gbe 1.3M Firmware Update to v7.1.70.1198 (for older Intel Chipset systems)
  2. new: Intel MEInfo tool for ME7 systems (for older Intel Chipset Desktop systems)

Credits go to ricktendo for the source files.

Good luck!
Fernando

#7 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by 100PIER 11.10.2013 19:40

Fernando,
I have Code Error 10 (controller can't start) in Control Panel MEI after installation of MEI driver V 9.5.15.1730.
What do you suggest ?
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[[File:MEI_95151730_3.PNG|none|auto]]

I don't understand why because previously i got no problem..

#8 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 11.10.2013 20:07

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Zitat von 100PIER im Beitrag #6
I have Code Error 10 (controller can't start) in Control Panel MEI after installation of MEI driver V 9.5.15.1730.
What do you suggest ?
I got the same error message with my HM76 notebook system running Win8.1 RTM.
This is the way I solved it:
1. Open the Device Manager, do a right click onto the "Intel(R) Management Engine Interface" and choose "Uninstall".
2. Let the device been uninstalled, bot don't check the option "Uninstall driver software".
3. Reboot.

#9 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 11.10.2013 21:48

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Update of the start post:

Today (10/11/2013) I have updated the start post again.

Changelog:

  1. new: Intel ME 8 Gbe 1.3M/1.5M Firmware Update to v8.1.51.1471
    Note: The Firmware Update is only for Intel ME 8 with Gbe 1.3M or 1.5M (will support many Intel 6/7 Series Chipset systems).

Credits go to Station-Drivers and especially to VirtualFred for the source files.

Here is the result after having successfully updated the ME Firmware of my Intel HM76 Chipset Mobile system:



Good luck!
Fernando

#10 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by 100PIER 11.10.2013 22:28

Fernando,
Thanks for your help.
All is working nice now after MEI Driver and Firmware updates.
Here the result:

#11 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by cybersm 12.10.2013 04:19

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Updated. Everything is Ok.

#12 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by gpvecchi 12.10.2013 15:40

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May someone clarify what difference are between GBe 1.3 and 1.5? Is it an "upgrade"? Does it worth to mod? Thank you

#13 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 12.10.2013 18:01

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Zitat von gpvecchi im Beitrag #11
May someone clarify what difference are between GBe 1.3 and 1.5? Is it an "upgrade"? Does it worth to mod?
AFAIK the Gbe v1.5 is not an update of Gbe v1.3, both Gbe versions are designed for different systems.

EDIT: The rest of the original post has been deleted by me, because the content obviously was wrong (thanks to Florin9doi for his private comment).

#14 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by Fernando 13.10.2013 00:04

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Update of the start post:

Today (10/12/2013) I have updated the start post again.

Changelog:

  1. new: Intel ME 7 1.5MB Firmware Update to v7.1.60.1193
    Note: The Firmware Update is only for Intel ME 7 consumer systems (will support many Intel 6/7 Series Chipset systems). Credits go to Florin9doi for the file.
  2. corrected: the Gbe version informations regarding the ME Firmware packages

Credits go to Florin9doi for his informations and advices.

Good luck!
Fernando

#15 RE: Intel Management Engine: Drivers, Firmware & System Tools by udixadjus 14.10.2013 11:49

HELLO FERNANDO,PLEASE HELP ME....CAN YOU POST INTEL ME FOR INTEL H55 CHIPSET????I NEED IT...
THANKS BEFORE....

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