I would like to know how to force-restart a PC that has crashed/hung and become completely non-responsive, using 2nd-generation vPro technology. Assume there is a second, fully responsive PC on the same LAN that can be accessed remotely to assist.
Specifically, I am considering purchasing a PC with an i7-2860QM CPU, which is vPro-enabled (according to Intel).
Here are two links that indicate it should be possible to force-restart a hung system with a 2nd-generation vPro-enabled CPU:
Seconds 24-39 of What Is Intel vPro™ Technology?
Page 17 (21 of the PDF) of Intel® vPro™ Technology: Reference Guide
However, after extensive research, I cannot find a straightforward and trustworthy source of confirmation that this will actually work as I describe, or any documentation about how to set it up. I would appreciate both a reliable confirmation, and a source of documentation.
This question is a follow-up to: Wake-on-LAN (WOL) fails after computer crashes (Windows 7 64-bit).