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Wake on LAN (WOL) Utility

Created: 31 Jul 2007 • Updated: 12 Mar 2009 • 5 comments
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We just implemented the EZ EnergyStar GPO into our Active Directory and set all computers to go into standby mode after 50 minutes. We noticed that when implemented this GPO, Altiris DS would not wake them up. I have since been using this utility to wake up computers before sending jobs to them.

I mostly use the DOS commands for this utility because I can script them in a Deployment Job.

It is a free tool and it will work on your LAN, plus it is supposed to work over the Internet. I have only tried it over the Internet once, but it did not work for me.

Here is a link explaining how to use the WOL utility via a command line:

Here is a link with information on what to use for port number:

Here's where you can download the utility as well as get more information:

Here is a link from the same company with a tool to do WOL with Multicasting:

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williama's picture

Thanks this may be helpful to us. We have been having problem killing the database when we remotely wake 1500 machines up using DS. I will definitely have to look into this tool.

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al_v's picture

A couple of another tools:

Online Wake-On-LAN - wakeup computer remotely over Internet with optional schedule (up to one month).

RSHUT Pro - remote shutdown utility with Wake-On-LAN support to automate computers power management in local network or over Internet.

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The best one I found is Wake on LAN Free from EMCO. This tool with nice UI can automatically collect MAC adresses from remote PCs and execute wake up for multiple remote PCs at once. And, of course, it shows structure of your Active Directory and workgroups, so you can configure WOL targets easily.

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Viswa123's picture

Is there an other tool to do wake up job? 

Thanks & Regards,

Viswanath Sampath

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riva11's picture

As already posted by bsvedeborg the Wake on LAN Free . This is a powerful tool and you can use free of cost for private and business usage.

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