Wake on Lan expert?

  Cwnrhondda 13:51 16 Feb 2009

In order to keep our spare PC's on the network we are looking to set up a Wake on LAN to boot the PC's up for 3 houres a day, so that they can stay on the network and get their AV updates.

What I would like to know is how to set up a user friendly method of booting these up remotely, perhaps using an Excel spreadsheet with scheduled tasks to boot up and shut down all PC's once a day.

If anyone has any tips, or, better still, if anyone has ever done this I would love to hear about it.


  recap 14:09 16 Feb 2009

The sytems would need to be turned on in any case. You could try Remote Desktop click here for further information.

  T0SH 18:43 16 Feb 2009

Googling for Magic Packet how to, should get you the info on how wake on lan works

Cheers HC

  Bazz2000 01:07 18 Feb 2009

check the motherboard settings for an alarm, its worth a look, mine has a wake alarm that i set it to start up whenever i set it. completely powered off, not in standby or hibernate,

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