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WOL and WSUS

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I have an issue I am trying to work around.  Can someone tell me how I can get WOL to run on a group of computers on a specific day?  I would like to be able to find a script that will allow me to set it up as a scheduled task that will execute a WOL command on all the computers in a group.  Of course I haven't yet found the WOL software that will work best for this scenario (free free free!).  Why can't WSUS include some utiltiy like this?

Thanks in advance,
Sean
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Here are, for example, three command line tools to wake up remote machines.
As far as booting a group of machines is concerned, you need to gather the MAC addresses of the machines first, then you can create a batch file that runs the wol command for the different machines. The schedule the batch file to run as a scheduled task.

Wake On Lan Command Line
http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-cmd.aspx

Gammadyne's Free Software
http://www.gammadyne.com/cmdline.htm

Wake-on-LAN
http://www.matcode.com/wol.htm
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That is what I was thinking I was going to have to do.  Is it possible to get an example of how I would write the batch file to execute this kind of task?

Thanks again!
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There's an example in the first link; just add a list of commands to a regular text file, saved as wakeonlan.cmd (or whatever.cmd). The IP address should only be required when the target machine is in a different subnet.
You might want to add comment lines, so that you'll know which machine is started by wich command. The the tools above, decide for one, and replace "YourWolCmd.exe" with the proper syntax for the command you'll be using.

@echo off
REM *** Server1
YourWolCmd.exe 00:01:02:03:04:05
REM *** Server2
YourWolCmd.exe 00:01:02:03:04:06
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Thanks again.  I bet this was an easy one for you ;)
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