I've heard MacBook intel chips are AMT-capable, but AMT isn't ever enabled so you can't actually use it. Is this true?


Neither SCCM nor AMT are viable management suites for macOS. The former has some limited success doing anything, AMT flat out isn’t well documented. One recent vulnerability seems to cover chipsets Apple uses, but there’s no Apple link amongst the 30+ vendor links to patch those vulnerabilities:

I would look to one of the traditional Mac MDM solutions to manage your Macs. I would also contact intel and Apple if you have a specific serial you want to check is or is not vulnerable and get an on the record answer.

As far as pragmatic solutions to manage macs, start with a free hosted MDM like https://www.jamf.com/products/jamf-now/ and then you can evaluate if you want to pay for a hosted service as you grow or partner / build your Mac MDM solution from open source like https://www.munki.org/munki/

  • I know AMT is going to be limited. I just need the basics like controlling network access, remote shutdown and VNC. – user27636 Oct 8 '18 at 21:36
  • AMT has been out since before 2008 (and that date is the support discontinuation date for the 1.0 version of this "product" for the D975XBX2 ethernet controller) so for over a decade, there's been zero documentation on macOS use of this. I understand you want to try anything, there's just no documentation of professionals actually using this and I haven't been able to dig up even amateur / prosumer use of this with Apple hardware. Sorry @user27636 this is as complete an answer I can provide. I'm sure someone will answer / edit if they can add more. – bmike Oct 9 '18 at 0:55

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