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#16 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by plutomaniac 22.07.2020 20:53

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Zitat von osk866 im Beitrag #15
I'll rephrase this, it wasn't very clear, sorry. If I wanted to enable the full AMT on a batch of 7700's I guess I'd use "fptw64" with one of the files in \spi\\Decomp\, is this correct? the "ME Sub Partition.bin" file maybe (guessing here)?

Ah, for that you can enable AMT once on a full SPI/BIOS image (dump), extract the CSE region via UEFITool > ME region > Extract as is... and use Flash Programming Tool with "fptw64 -me -f csme.bin" followed by "fptw64 -greset" on each system. Of course, you would need to set the jumper temporarily for the fptw64 operation. Technically, you need the "CSE Region" (or whatever it's called, not "ME Sub Partition") from the Decomp folder to do this without extracting the CSE Region from the full SPI/BIOS image via UEFITool. However, it is best to extract it from UEFITool so that the padding at the end of the CSE Region of the SPI/BIOS chip image is the same and you thus re-write the entire CSE Region, to be on the safe side.

#17 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by osk866 22.07.2020 21:37

Thanks, I'll have a look at that tomorrow, the UEFITool looks new to me.

So I've just been running through the Clean process on my spi.bin file, built "outimage.bin", it's smaller in size than my dumped image, 7664K instead of 32768K, expected? Is this because it's been cleaned of data?

Step 15 on your Clean instructions says 'once your new cleaned+configured SPI/BIOS dump or Engine region is flashed on the target system...', can I check that the command you'd run would be

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fptw64 -f outimage.bin
 

followed by shutdown, remove the jumper, boot then run "fptw64 -greset"

Thanks again.

#18 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by plutomaniac 22.07.2020 23:16

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Zitat von osk866 im Beitrag #17
So I've just been running through the Clean process on my spi.bin file, built "outimage.bin", it's smaller in size than my dumped image, 7664K instead of 32768K, expected? Is this because it's been cleaned of data?

No, you've done something wrong. The resulting size should be 32MB in your case. I assume you have wrongfully enabled Number of Components to 0 or similar. The guide never says to set that when working with full SPI/BIOS images.

Zitat von osk866 im Beitrag #17
Step 15 on your Clean instructions says 'once your new cleaned+configured SPI/BIOS dump or Engine region is flashed on the target system...', can I check that the command you'd run would be

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fptw64 -f outimage.bin
 

followed by shutdown, remove the jumper, boot then run "fptw64 -greset"



Sure. You could also restore the jumper while the system is working (before running fptw64 -f followed by fptw64 -greset) as its action/unlock happens when the system boots (POSTs), not afterwards.

#19 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by osk866 23.07.2020 15:30

Zitat von plutomaniac im Beitrag #18
Zitat von osk866 im Beitrag #17
So I've just been running through the Clean process on my spi.bin file, built "outimage.bin", it's smaller in size than my dumped image, 7664K instead of 32768K, expected? Is this because it's been cleaned of data?

No, you've done something wrong. The resulting size should be 32MB in your case. I assume you have wrongfully enabled Number of Components to 0 or similar. The guide never says to set that when working with full SPI/BIOS images.


You were right, I'd set Number of Components to 0. Not doing this resulted in a 32MB file that flashed fine.

Thank you for everything you've done, not just helping me with my post but for the collation of the downloadable bin files, tools and your guides. I for one very much appreciate your time and effort, thank you.

#20 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by plutomaniac 23.07.2020 15:44

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You're welcome. Something I have to mention: great work on your end doing proper research beforehand and actually caring to learn. Users such as you are rare and I highly appreciate that dedication.

#21 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by alphasite 10.09.2021 23:42

I found this thread when I was trying to figure out why my Optiplex 5070 didn't have KVM capabilities in the MEB.

I've read through this and downloaded version 12 of the tools. If I'm understanding what I've read correctly, if I'm only trying to enable the full AMT for just this system I don't need to do any of the cleanup, I just need to extract my current spi.bin, update the fields in FIT, then flash just the updated spi.bin.

#22 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by plutomaniac 11.09.2021 00:42

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You should still follow [Guide] Clean Dumped Intel Engine (CS)ME/(CS)TXE Regions with Data Initialization on your dumped image and adjust AMT settings before rebuilding between steps 10 and 11.

#23 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by alphasite 11.09.2021 01:42

After going through the correct section I find I still have the same issue. I have the following from ME Analyzer:

╔═════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ spi.bin (1/1) ║
╟─────────────────────────────┬───────────────╢
║ Family │ CSE ME ║
╟─────────────────────────────┼───────────────╢
║ Version │ 12.0.81.1753 ║
╟─────────────────────────────┼───────────────╢
║ Release │ Production ║
╟─────────────────────────────┼───────────────╢
║ Type │ Extracted ║
╟─────────────────────────────┼───────────────╢
║ SKU │ Corporate H ║
╟─────────────────────────────┼───────────────╢
║ Chipset │ CNP/CMP-H B,A ║

The closest RGN file is 12.0.70.1652_COR_H_BA_PRD_RGN.bin, there isn't a RGN file for 12.0.81.1753 in the repository. Is the "BA" in the filename for the Chipst?

Updated:

I checked the closest file in ME Analyzer and the ARB Security Version number and Version Control Number are different as are Size. The other differences I would expect, such as Type (Stock vs. Extracted), FWUpdate Support (Impossible vs. No), Date, File System State (Initialized vs. Unconfigured) Flash Image Tool (12.0.33.1442 vs. missing completely), and Latest (Yes vs. No).

#24 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by plutomaniac 11.09.2021 02:25

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You can also use the latest COR H EXTR-Y firmware while cleaning. Don't worry about any other field in ME Analyzer. Follow the guide and adjust all AMT options accordingly. Meaning, ME Kernel > Hide MEBx (No) and all at AMT > AMT,KVM,EHBC,TLS.

#25 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by alphasite 11.09.2021 02:45

Okay, I followed the steps and generated the new .bin and programmed it. I shutdown, removed the jumper, powered back up and did the -greset. That caused the system to reboot after it completed and I then went in and reconfigured the ME.

After that I connected using MessCommander and the option for Remote Desktop was there but disabled. I enabled it and was able to connect.

Thanks again for your help!

#26 RE: Upgrade Dell Optiplex 7070 ME from Standard to Intel Managed vPro by eutechnyx 24.09.2021 18:02

Zitat von alphasite im Beitrag #25
removed the jumper

Can you help me with finding the jumper on that motherboard? I have the same "standart" ME and want to modify it to vPro but unable to find any jumpers on the motherboard at all! Looks like some of them SHOLD be soldered, but not a single one actually was...

Tried to short "FVS" pad near chipeser to ground - no reaction.

*Upate* Found what i need - JM56. Shorted it and booted in Service Mode.

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