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My previous employer used it, and it was pretty useful. When we got a new PC, we'd enroll our local keys by booting with a USB drive with the keyfile in the root of the filesystem. The firmware would offer to enroll the keys, after which (remote) sysadmins could remotely administer the machine through AMT -- basically a remote KVM.

The firmware has an on-screen indication that's happening, so it couldn't be used for spying. Plus for most day-to-day purposes, we could use AD to administer the machines (which probably could be used for spying, if that were necessary). But when things broke enough that AD stopped working (or when first setting up a box), much of the time AMT meant that we didn't need a physical presence to fix them again.

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