Starting up Macs in the morning automagically
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. :)