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Intel(R) Boot Agent (PXE) WMI Provider 1.1


1. Overview
2. System Requirements
3. Installation 
4. Uninstall Procedure
5. Usage with Applications
6. Supported Standards
7. Known Issues
8. Value tables

1.  Overview

The Intel(R) Boot Agent (PXE) Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) Provider is a set of software modules that
allow WMI-based management applications to manage the PXE
capabilities of Intel(R) network adapters. PXE WMI Provider
uses WMI, a kernel-level instrumentation technology for the
Microsoft Windows platform.

WMI is the middleware layer that allows measurement and
instrumentation information to be collected from kernel mode
data providers, which is then provided to local or remote
user-mode data consumers through the use of a common set of
interfaces (Web-based Enterprise Management called WBEM). WMI
is a data-independent pipeline between the data consumer and
the data provider that makes no assumptions about the format
of the data.

The PXE WMI Provider lets WMI-aware management applications
configure the boot agent on Intel PRO adapters.

WMI-aware management applications using PXE WMI Provider
functionality can configure the pre-boot agent with the
following information:
- Display the setup message
- Prompt time for the setup message
- Legacy OS wakeup support
- Network boot protocol
- Boot order specification
- BIOS boot order specification
- Caption
- Description
- Status text

2. System Requirements

- Intel(R)Set II v4.0 or greater
- Intel(R)Set drivers v4.0 or greater
- Microsoft WMI Core
- Windows* NT4 (SP4) and beyond or Windows 98(SP1 and later) or 
  Windows 95(OSR 2.0 and later) or Windows Millenium or Windows 2000.
- Intel(R) Boot Agent v3.0 or greater

The WMI Core components are part of the operating system. These 
pieces are required for a WMI enabled application to work.

The PXE WMI Provider supports all Intel PCI PRO/100 adapters with
a boot agent that is version 3.0 or greater. 

3. Installation

To install PXE WMI Provider, click on the PXE WMI Provider setup program
on the Intel CD. WMI Core components must be installed before PXE WMI 
Provider is installed. If PXE WMI Provider does not find the WMI Core 
component's registry keys, install fails. If Microsoft WMI Core is not
installed, install it and restart the PXE WMI Provider installer.
The most recently released version of Microsoft WMI Core can be 
downloaded from:

4. Uninstall Procedure

To Uninstall PXE WMI Provider:

- From the Control Panel, double click on the Add/Remove
  Programs icon.
- On the Install/Uninstall tab, select "Intel(R) Boot Agent WMI Provider".
- Click the "Add/Remove..." button.

5. Usage with Applications

WMI-based management applications such as WBEM CIM studio and WBEM 
Object browser in the WMI SDK can be used to access PXE WMI
Provider functionality both locally and remotely. This applies to
Windows NT 4.0 Systems (SP4 and later) and Windows 2000 systems. 

On Windows 95/98 or Millenium operating systems however, you must 
carefully configure client systems to allow remote access of PXE WMI 
Provider functionality.

To do this, you will need to edit the Windows 95/98 or Millenium 
system registry to remotely access PXE WMI Provider functionality on
Windows 95/98 or Millenium systems from Windows NT(*).

**CAUTION**: Editing the system's registry incorrectly can cause 
serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 95/98 
or Millenium. Be very careful when editing the following registry 
entries. Back up any important data before beginning this 
process. Be aware that enabling DCOM applications to connect 
anonymously to your Windows 95/98 or Millenium system may 
violate your network's security policies. Consult with your system 
administrator before making these changes.

A) Open regedit (Start-Run-regedit) on the Windows 95/98 or Millenium 
   system, and ensure that the following values are set correctly.

  i) HKLM\Software\Microsoft\OLE\EnableDCOM should be set to its 
     default of "Y".
 ii) HKLM\Software\Microsoft\OLE\EnableRemoteConnect should be 
     changed to "Y".
iii) HKLM\software\microsoft\wbem\cimom\AutostartWin9x should be 
     changed to "2".
 iv) HKLM\software\microsoft\wbem\cimom\EnableAnonConnections 
     should be changed to "1". 
  v) Restart the system.

B) Log onto the Windows 95/98 or Millenium system remotely 
   from a Windows NT 4.0 system or a Windows 2000 system using WBEM 
   CIM Studio from the WMI SDK. 

  i) Enter the UNC name of the Windows9x or Millenium system in 
     the "Machine name" box and click "Connect." 
 ii) In the WBEM CIM Studio login window, choose "Options" to see 
     the full set of login choices.
iii) Leave "Login as current user" checked. 
 iv) Leave "impersonation level" set to impersonate.
  v) For "authentication level", choose "None." Click OK.
This should allow you to connect to your Windows 95/98 or Millenium
system remotely. 

6. Supported Standards

The PXE WMI Provider implements the CIM specification that was
submitted to DMTF for adoption into CIM 2.3 specification.

7. Known Issues

- Under some circumstances, the process winmngt.exe may not start 
  on a Windows 95/98 or Millenium system.  This results in 
  a browsing machine being unable to connect to the Windows 95/98 or 
  Millenium machine. 
  The browser (CIM Studio or other) may show an error "the RPC server 
  is unavailable".  If pview95.exe shows that winmngt.exe is not 
  executing, double click the file to begin execution. This may be 
  fixed permanently by upgrading to a newer version of the WBEM core.

8. Value Tables

	----    -----------------------------------
	0	Use agent boot order
	1	Use BIOS boot order
	255	Unknown boot type selection

	----    -----------------------------------
	0	Network first, local second
	1	Local first, network second
	2	Network only
	3	Local only
	255	Unknown boot order

	----    -----------------------------------
	0	PXE Protocol
	1	RPL Protocol
	255	Unknown boot protocol

	----    -----------------------------------
	0	2 second wait
	1	3 second wait
	2	5 second wait
	3       8 second wait (valid for Intel Boot Agent v3.x)
	254	0 second wait (valid for Intel Boot Agent v4.x)
	255	Unknown wait time value

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Readme.txt version 08-10-2000

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

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  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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