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    Free Wake on lan software

    Could any one advise on the best FREE WOL and shutdown software please (if there is any)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxrebo View Post
    Could any one advise on the best FREE WOL and shutdown software please (if there is any)
    I use Debian's wakeonlan package:

    Debian -- Package Search Results -- wakeonlan

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    Hi,

    WOL:
    I use the one from here Depicus Wake On Lan Command Line
    I have batch file like following been scheduled to run at 07:30am daily.

    wolcmd 86e958d34119 10.5.10.55 255.255.255.0
    wolcmd 606186e762a1 10.5.10.51 255.255.255.0
    wolcmd 306167e958c8 10.5.10.56 255.255.255.0
    wolcmd 3c626d087f3e 10.5.10.53 255.255.255.0


    SHUTDOWN:
    I use Windows built-in shutdown command with followings; this one is scheduled to run daily at 18:00
    shutdown /s /t 5 /m \\pc1.mydomain.co.uk /c "System shutting down, Please save your work, Good-Bye"
    shutdown /s /t 5 /m \\pc2.mydomain.co.uk /c "System shutting down, Please save your work, Good-Bye"
    shutdown /s /t 5 /m \\pc1.mydomain.co.uk /c "System shutting down, Please save your work, Good-Bye"


    For WOL I export the dhcp lease to csv then import it on MS Excel then concatenate with wolcmd command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicky View Post
    Hi,

    WOL:
    I use the one from here Depicus Wake On Lan Command Line
    I have batch file like following been scheduled to run at 07:30am daily.

    wolcmd 86e958d34119 10.5.10.55 255.255.255.0
    wolcmd 606186e762a1 10.5.10.51 255.255.255.0
    wolcmd 306167e958c8 10.5.10.56 255.255.255.0
    wolcmd 3c626d087f3e 10.5.10.53 255.255.255.0


    SHUTDOWN:
    I use Windows built-in shutdown command with followings; this one is scheduled to run daily at 18:00
    shutdown /s /t 5 /m \\pc1.mydomain.co.uk /c "System shutting down, Please save your work, Good-Bye"
    shutdown /s /t 5 /m \\pc2.mydomain.co.uk /c "System shutting down, Please save your work, Good-Bye"
    shutdown /s /t 5 /m \\pc1.mydomain.co.uk /c "System shutting down, Please save your work, Good-Bye"


    For WOL I export the dhcp lease to csv then import it on MS Excel then concatenate with wolcmd command.
    Anyone build a script that uses depicus or other WOL like that for a simple script file that uses DHCP to get the MAC addresses so they don't need to be hard-coded into the script?

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    I done a few powershell scripts for WOL, shutdown, restart and ping to groups of machines (groups are defined in txt file with ip/machinename and mac, name used for shutdown, mac used for WOL.

    I've attached my scripts, I just relooked at WOL script it may need to be updated to allow you to specify broadcast address (or just replace the one hardcoded), but its a pretty easy change.

    I was also in the process last year of writing a gather script which gets wmi info off machines (pretty much anything you can think of: macs, bios s/n), also wrote a custom MOF to get installed apps as the WMI is surpose to be a bit dodgy. I would have love to finish it but got higher priority things. I may be willing to part with the gather work i did but its very much hacked work in progress.

    1 more thing if your on same subnet you can use something like nmap to get mac ids for ips

    Hope this helps

    Mike
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