Hidden computers and power.
Righto, this should tickle some brain cells. It should be tittled "Hidden computer, crouching technician".
We have a suite of machines that are well hidden out of the reach of anyone - including us without getting rather dirty!
So, they have PS/2 (via USB adapters) keyboards with a power on shortcut set in the BIOS, as well as Impero (usually) being able to turn them on remotely.
Both work fine under normal circumstances, but ONLY if the machine has been turned off normally. If they get turned off at the mains/plug pulled, then neither works and we need to get dirty to turn them on.
Changing power is not an option (i.e. moving trunking or removing switches).
We've had a hunt in the bios and none of the settings appear to help this issue (including restore power from AC loss etc)
Our next option is to grab a load of bits from Maplin and jerry-rig us some power switches that are accessible, hard wired to the motherboard but that's messy and time consuming.
Any other suitable suggestions?