+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Wired Networks Thread, Changing NIC settings site wide? in Technical; So I have about 100 HP Pro 3300 machines with a Realtek PCIe GB NIC. Last summer I discovered that, ...
  1. #1

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,717
    Thank Post
    1,267
    Thanked 1,639 Times in 1,096 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    504

    Changing NIC settings site wide?

    So I have about 100 HP Pro 3300 machines with a Realtek PCIe GB NIC. Last summer I discovered that, by default, WOL is disabled on the NIC in the windows settings. As I had some spare time last year I walked round and altered them all manually.

    After imaging the machines I had a facepalm moment when they refused to WOL. By default the driver installs with WOL disabled.

    This year I don't have the time so am trying to figure out if I can alter them all remotely. I tried altering the WOL setting for the NIC in the registry but that doesn't seem to work (it seems that when you alter that setting in the windows gui it must do something else above simply altering the registry? But I can't work out what).

    I am thinking about knocking up an AutoIT script but that might actually take longer than just walking round

    Any ideas on a quick way of doing this?

    Cheers.

  2. #2

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,843
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    Was looking at the same myself, bloody network cards! Found the easiest way was to use winstall LE to package up the changes. Like you, I found registry settings that appeared to hit the spot (and confirmed those were the right settings after doing the changes manually) but obviously there's something else too.

  3. Thanks to synaesthesia from:

    sparkeh (16th August 2013)

  4. #3

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,717
    Thank Post
    1,267
    Thanked 1,639 Times in 1,096 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    504
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Found the easiest way was to use winstall LE to package up the changes
    Ahh great idea!

    Yeah I ran a tool to compare the reg before and after the settings was switched and found the right key, then ran procmon to try and pin down what else was going on but couldn't spot anything. Something is going on but just can't see what.
    Anyway the Winstall idea is perfect!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th August 2011, 03:18 AM
  2. Changing data set
    By donalouise in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16th October 2009, 02:42 PM
  3. Ranger - Change Proxy Settings
    By vlan2 in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th September 2009, 11:05 PM
  4. Bulk Change User Setting
    By bmdixon in forum Windows
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11th February 2009, 11:07 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th May 2007, 08:10 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •