Workstation Maintenance and Power Management
Posted on 2010-09-02
My company is entertaining the thought of requiring everyone to shutdown their computers at night to save money and electricity. I currently have most of my maintenance tasks running in the evening so users will not be disrupted while they are working during the day. All workstations auto-update from my WSUS server and I have a group policy in place to configure each workstation to work with WSUS. I also run a weekly virus scan in the evening. What can I do to allow the users to shut their computers down and still run maintenance in the evening? I know Wake-On-LAN is an option but I am not sure of the best way to configure it to work with WSUS and I have never really worked with wake-on-lan in general to know the best way to set it up.