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    Automated Startup / Shutdown

    Morning.

    We use Ranger Remote Control to boot the PCs but we have ran out of licences and pick and choose which PCs we need to startup automatically and which need to be powered on manually.

    We also use a script generated by lanview which we editted to shutdown the systems.

    So due to this we're looking for something new for autmated startup and shutdown of the PCs and i was wondering what you all use.

    Cheers!
    Stu

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    We use a WOL script, and PSshutdown script that runs on the server, as a scheduled task.

    Wake on lan script runs at about 8.20am and shutdown script runs at around 4.30pm, and again about 9.00pm if any kids are doing work late.

    Simple!

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    You couldn't show me this WOL script, could you? I can't find one.

    We currently have the Ranger startup scheduled for 7.30 so that they're up and running for 8am. They currently shut down at 8 after i accidently had it set for 6, in the middle of a parents evening... ooops!

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    Indeed

    Here is a sample

    Code:
    wol.exe 00300543172b
    wol.exe 00300543169a
    wol.exe 0050baefd1c4
    wol.exe 00300543173f
    wol.exe 003005431655
    wol.exe 003005431976
    wol.exe 0030052f2d34
    wol.exe 003005426c88
    wol.exe 003005424d89
    wol.exe 003005431728
    wol.exe 00300543172e
    wol.exe 003005431740
    wol.exe 003005431656
    wol.exe 003005431645
    I downloaded a WOL exe from Gammadyne's Free DOS Utilities

    Put the wol.exe file and script saved as a .bat file into a folder, and the script should run fine. You just the MAC addresses of the machines you wish to startup.

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    Cheers for that, i'll take a look.

    Did you manually enter the MACs?

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    No I exported from DHCP the computers I wanted to WOL and imported into Excel.

    You can then add wol.exe as a row.

    Ste.

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    Can this be done by from any computer on the network or does it have to be done on a server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man View Post
    Indeed

    Here is a sample

    Code:
    wol.exe 00300543172b
    wol.exe 00300543169a
    wol.exe 0050baefd1c4
    wol.exe 00300543173f
    wol.exe 003005431655
    wol.exe 003005431976
    wol.exe 0030052f2d34
    wol.exe 003005426c88
    wol.exe 003005424d89
    wol.exe 003005431728
    wol.exe 00300543172e
    wol.exe 003005431740
    wol.exe 003005431656
    wol.exe 003005431645
    I downloaded a WOL exe from Gammadyne's Free DOS Utilities

    Put the wol.exe file and script saved as a .bat file into a folder, and the script should run fine. You just the MAC addresses of the machines you wish to startup.
    I Have used this script to start up the computers but it is not working on all of the computers on the network. We have got some with Asus motherboards with a Atheros l2 Lan card and some computers have got Nvidia lan cards. The Nvidia lan cards work but the Asus do not work. Has anyone had this problem before?

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    We use Browse Control (made by Codeworks) to do this.

    At present out of our 292 computers....200 of them shut down at 19:00...and boot up at 07:00

    Works really well. This software does a lot more too

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    Browse control, surf lock and vision 6 were produced by genevalogic which the uk importer is codeworks.

    However this range of software is now owned by netop.

    Ben

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    Thanks for that i'll look into it.

    But would like to get wake on lan working on the asus motherboards. I have just updated the drivers and that has not made a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man View Post
    We use a WOL script, and PSshutdown script that runs on the server, as a scheduled task.

    Wake on lan script runs at about 8.20am and shutdown script runs at around 4.30pm, and again about 9.00pm if any kids are doing work late.

    Simple!
    Same as we do here and it work great

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man View Post
    We use a WOL script, and PSshutdown script that runs on the server, as a scheduled task.

    Wake on lan script runs at about 8.20am and shutdown script runs at around 4.30pm, and again about 9.00pm if any kids are doing work late.

    Simple!
    Same here,

    Shutdown runs at about half 5

    Wake up is for classrooms only (everyone else has to urn on their own PCs) and runs at 8am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hil View Post
    Thanks for that i'll look into it.

    But would like to get wake on lan working on the asus motherboards. I have just updated the drivers and that has not made a difference.
    Double check the settings of the card in device manager, and in the BIOS, that WOL is enabled.

    You might need to tweak the settings to get it to work. Most new boards should have WOL on as standard.

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    But would like to get wake on lan working on the asus motherboards. I have just updated the drivers and that has not made a difference.
    AFAIK this isn't driver related, it's a BIOS setting.

    Having said that I have experienced an odd machine that won't WOL even though the BIOS settings are correct (duplicated using HP's BIOS tools and manually checked vs. and identical PC next to it).

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