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    Starting up Macs in the morning automagically

    Hello,

    I have just been reading a thread with regards to shutting down XP clients at the end of the day and starting them backup first thing in the morning using WoL. Now i have a question to all those that bootcamp their macs in school.

    I have WGM turn on all the macs in School at a set time first thing in the morning. The only thing is though is this. When a pupil has been on the Windows side and has shutdown the machine. If that was the last OS to be used that day then the policy to turn them on in the morning doesn't work on those machines. I have setup a script that restarts any mac running XP and then it reboots to the Bootpicker screen. This allows the OS X shutdown script to turn them off.

    Does this also happen to your machines and if so how have you combatted this problem?

    Mike Bombich mentioned it on his site and suggested to create a script to restart the machines to the bootpicker. I tried this but the user doesn't have the rights to do what i want according to the eventvwr logs.

    Hope you can help. This one has been niggling me for a while.

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    Are you running mas server anywhere?
    That has the ability to shutdown and start macs in the workgroup manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    Are you running mas server anywhere?
    That has the ability to shutdown and start macs in the workgroup manager.
    Yes, i have three.

    This is what i use but if the machines have been logged into windows and then shut down from there for the day then OS X does not start up the following morning. This only happens when the machines have been in Windows hence me running a script to restart them rather than shut them down.

    I just need to know if there is a way to restart the machines rather than shutdown so they always stay on if coming from Windows. I hope i explained a little better this time.

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    The OD power managment will be sending them to sleep, windows will be turning them off.

    Macs do not support WOL from off state, only sleeping - not that useful I know.

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