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    How do I get the school PC's to "Wake on LAN"

    for interest I use the following cmd script to shutdown pc's each night

    for /f %%i in (list-laba.txt) do \\gc\netlogon\wait 1 && start shutdown -s -f -t 60 /m \\%%i

    However I feel there is probably a more elegant way to "Wake on Lan" perhaps even shutdown on Lan?

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    I use a combination of LanView3 and SpecOps GPUpdate

    Both free

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Probably not the best way but i use a Wake-On-Lan utility to send the magic packets and a vbscript to call the utility for each computer.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    [n00b] Remind me, I need to set WOL in the BIOS don't I? [/n00b]

    I've completely forgotten... ops:

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Yes but if your using hibernate on the PC's you need to check that wake for that is setup correctly in windows as well or hibernated machines may not wake regardless.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    I use a combination of LanView3 and SpecOps GPUpdate

    Both free
    cannot give enough credit to MST for lanview, for waking up and shutting down pc's.

    Having enabled wake on lan in the bios of our pcs this is great for doing work remotely from home! and from our newly kitted tech office!

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    I user iTALC for waking up, shutting down, rebooting, etc. of our PCs. Just have to get a list of MAC addresses from the computers and put them in the config box for that box in iTALC, then I can just wake them up from anywhere.

    LanView3 looks good too, I had iTALC rolled out from a custom-compiled source before noticing LV3. I don't think we'll switch though, as iTALC is functioning very well now that school's back running.

    the only problem I have with iTALC (and it's a Windows Server thing) is duplicate entires in the forward lookup zones for DHCP addresses. It's usually fine when every computer is running daily, but we're now setting up 20 tablets, and since we only image and set up 7 at a time, sometimes there's a gap between setups and a newer one gets an older one's IP. obviously, we expect this to be fixed when we have all 20 logging on at once. I could Static them, but really the only thing affected by it is iTALC, and I'm the only one in the building using it.

    sorry for the side-rant. WOL is fun.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Incase you have it, Dameware can do this too.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    I use a combination of LanView3 and SpecOps GPUpdate

    Both free
    Craig, I want to thank you for telling me about SpecOps - I am rebooting 161 pc's with SpecOps GPUpdate right now, it is a wonderfully useful product.

    - Thanks Roland.

    ps. Does any one know how I can easily tell which users / computers are logged in to the Domain or are switched on?

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Lanview can do this - though our network doesn't seem to like as sometimes users show as being logged on even if they arent..

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    I used angry IP scanner to harvest a list of mac addresses, I then used a batch file which calls wol.exe to wake up different IT rooms. Bit basic, but works very well.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    With Netsupport you can select the machines you want to switch on then press power on.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    A simple utility "wol.exe" does the trick. Just type the command wol.exe followed by the mac address of the computer you wish to wake.

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    Re: How to Wake on LAN

    Quote Originally Posted by roland
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    I use a combination of LanView3 and SpecOps GPUpdate

    Both free
    Craig, I want to thank you for telling me about SpecOps - I am rebooting 161 pc's with SpecOps GPUpdate right now, it is a wonderfully useful product.

    - Thanks Roland.

    ps. Does any one know how I can easily tell which users / computers are logged in to the Domain or are switched on?

    Yes, the LanView3 product tells you EXACTLY which machines are alive and who is logged on. Lanview3 excels at remote wake, logoff, reboot and shutdown. It's free. You must try it.

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