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Radmin v3.3 with Intel® AMT support
Intel® AMT technology introduces a new
line of PC motherboards with hardware
remote control capabilities.
Traditional remote control solutions could control a computer
only if the computer’s operating system was running
and configured. Intel® AMT removes this limitation
and allows the control of a remote computer that is turned
off, has no operating system installed or if its operating
system hangs. Such functionality is provided by a special
add-on processor on the motherboard that can handle incoming
network requests for many useful tasks. Even if
the computer is turned off, the add-on processor will work
on stand-by power provided the computer’s power cord is
The new free version of Radmin Viewer supports Intel®
AMT and allows the manipulating of a remote computer
even if it’s turned off or you cannot start its operating system.
Radmin can restart a remote computer even if the operating system is not responding.
Cold restarting brings the remote computer back from a ‘hang’ caused
by a ‘Blue Screen’ error state, network configuration failures or any other problems.
Radmin can turn on a remote computer if its power cord is plugged in. This is
very helpful for companies in which the employees often tend to switch computers
off. A system administrator can remotely turn on a computer using Intel®
AMT, connect to it using Radmin’s Full Control mode and perform administrative
Cold Turn Off
Radmin can turn off a remote computer even if its operating system is not responding.
This feature is helpful if the remote computer is not directly accessible.
BIOS Remote Control
With Intel® AMT technology Radmin can reboot a remote
computer into BIOS and work with the computer’s BIOS
settings remotely. This functionality enables remote troubleshooting
of hardware problems, setting boot device priority
or fine-tuning motherboard settings.
Startup Remote Control
Radmin can reboot a remote computer and take control of its text mode boot process.
The user can view text messages on the boot screen or activate advanced
motherboard features like RAID controller settings. The user can also interact
with the operating system’s startup screen by hitting the F8 key and then selecting
the operating system’s startup options such as ‘safe mode’ or ‘last known
One of the most exciting Intel® AMT features supported by
Radmin is the remote network boot. Radmin Viewer enables
the remote computer to boot from a local computer’s CDROM/
floppy drive or ISO/floppy image file. The entire boot
process is interactive and keyboard keys are sent directly
to the remote computer. This functionality also enables you
to use a recovery console, perform maintenance, use software
that boots from a CD-Rom like memtest or install an
operating system remotely.
With all these functions new Radmin extends remote control beyond the operating
system limits and enables system administrators and technical support
experts to perform tasks even if a remote computer’s operating system is not
accessible or pre-boot activities are required.
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