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Asus DSBV-DX motherboard - Wake on Lan

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I have enabled wake-on-lan for the motherboard but I'm having problems enabling it on the NIC card. The operating system is Server 2008 Core 64-bit so there is no "Network Connection" where I can right click the NIC, go to properties and enable it from there. Can enabling wake-on-lan for the NIC be done through command line?
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Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader

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Hello,

Server Core does not have a GUI. If you enabled WoL in the BIOS, that should do it, providing the NIC is onboard, and not PCI-based. You may have to add the NIC to the boot options in the BIOS to make it come around.

Server Core's Device Manager can be accessed through an MMC console, from another machine. You need to enable remote management and add the management computer's IP to the firewall exception for those which can manage SC.

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Don't I need to enable WOL in the NIC properties?
Jason WatkinsIT Project Leader

Commented:
Enable it in the BIOS? Yes. Windows, in general, has no such setting

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On the NIC card there's an option to enable WOL - I had to do enable it to get it working on a non-Server Core operating system. My question is, how to I enable it on Server 2008 Core when it's all DOS based?
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Technically, Server Core isn't DOS-based. The MS-DOS platform was retired with Windows ME and that platform. The command-line interface gives no place for third-party software and drivers, meant for traditional Windows to be installed. You have to connect to the Server Core computer with Remote Management, NOT Remote Desktop (there is a difference). This is done with a custom MMC console, created on another computer and targeted at administering the Server Core computer.

See: http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Connecting-to-Windows-Server-2008-Server-Core.html

Create an MMC console on another computer.
Add the Computer Management snap-in, focused on the Server Core computer.
Open the device manager in that MMC console and do what you need to do.

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Thanks for the help. Viewing device manager through MMC on another PC allowed me to view the NIC properties.