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How to Schedule WOL?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Snowman, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Flightless Bird

    We would like to schedule WOL to turn on some or all the computers (Most are
    windows xp) on our network. Do we need a utility to do this or can it be
    done using windows task scheduler on a server?

    Thank you
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:DFC5752D-FBE1-4DB8-B82F-F964DE7E1FAD@microsoft.com,
    Snowman <Snowman@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > We would like to schedule WOL to turn on some or all the computers
    > (Most are windows xp) on our network. Do we need a utility to do
    > this or can it be done using windows task scheduler on a server?
    >
    > Thank you


    I can't recall what WOL is at the moment, but there are generally two ways
    to turn a computer on that has been powered off. My comments are for a
    machine that has been powered off with its own power button.

    1. Most newer BIOSs/newer machines include a BIOX entry where you can set
    the computer to boot every day at a specific time. I use it to fire mine up
    every morning about half an hour before I need to use it. You just enable
    to feature and give it a time and you're done.

    2. There is a system option to "wake on LAN" that will turn the computer on
    if it sees activity on the network. I know it works and I've used it, but I
    don't know if the specific computer needs to have been addresses for it to
    wake, or if just any activity on the LAN awakens it. I haven't used it in a
    long time but I notice the option is still available.

    There might also be a local policy to wake the computer; I looked but don't
    see one right off-hand. I know there is one to shut down the computer at a
    certain time, or even just after a certain number of hours, but didn't see
    anything about waking it up.

    HTH,

    Twayne

    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Snowman wrote:

    > We would like to schedule WOL to turn on some or all the computers (Most are
    > windows xp) on our network. Do we need a utility to do this or can it be
    > done using windows task scheduler on a server?
    >
    > Thank you


    Check your BIOS. It may have a wake-up event for a timer to have the host
    come up at the specified time.
     
  5. Mcwm (Tidligere mig-selv)

    Mcwm (Tidligere mig-selv) Flightless Bird

  6. Snowman

    Snowman Flightless Bird

    Thank you I will try some of these.

    "Mcwm (Tidligere mig-selv)" wrote:

    > Snowman skrev:
    > > We would like to schedule WOL to turn on some or all the computers (Most are
    > > windows xp) on our network. Do we need a utility to do this or can it be
    > > done using windows task scheduler on a server?
    > >
    > > Thank you

    >
    > Anything usefull here?
    >
    > http://www.filebuzz.com/findsoftware/Wake_On_Lan_Schedule_Freeware/1.html
    >
    > Kindly
    > Mac
    > .
    >
     

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