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    Turn on a remote pc

    Hi, does anyone have any good (free) software that allows you to type in the name of a pc on the network (as opposed to mac address), and it turns it on via the network? I know wake on lan is an option, but a more friendly approach would be great. Also, I don't know the mac address at the moment.

    I'm beginning to use remote access software, and finding that once in a while some remote pcs being turned off (despite efforts to keep them on). I have 2 pcs accessible remotely, so could turn one of them on using the other computer.

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    Great, thanks for that meastaugh1. Had seen it before, but didn't realise it could turn on a pc.

    Cheers as usual

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    I saw a wake on lan by workstation name option within lanview3, all either of them will do is send a wol packet based on the computers recorded mac address. The easiest way to find the mac's of all your workstations is via their DHCP leases - if your using server 2003 for DHCP the mac address is listed as the unique ID for each lease.

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