Enable wake on LAN remotely
Posted on 2009-04-14
I manage a network of about 100 computers. It drives me insane when people don't leave their computers turned on and I have to walk halfway across the building to do any maintenance... And then the door is locked!
I have Wake On LAN turned on for most of the PC's, but we're constantly getting new one's, replacing main boards, replacing mb batteries (which causes them to lose settings etc.)
My question is: Is there a way to REMOTELY enable Wake On LAN? All of the PC's are Dell OptiPlex's of one variety or another. GX280's, 745's etc.
I suppose I do need the excercise, but it would be so much easier if people would just leave them on - or if WOL was ALWAYS enabled. Thanks.