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Windows 7: Wake server with Wake on LAN

22 Feb 2013   #1
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wake server with Wake on LAN

My main system has Windows7 and I have an HP Proliant Microserver with Windows Home Server 2011 (probably irrelvant) and Wake on LAN hardware. The server is "off" right now, but the LAN activity light is blinking, so the LAN card has retained power (for the W-o-L function).

Do I have all I need to wake the server from my desktop, or do I need to install extra software (to send the "magic packet", to wake the server). If I need 3rd party software, then what is recommended?

I've tinkered with WoL during my professional IT career, but never really had much serious use for it, but now I have systems of my own, I'm more interested in getting it working.


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22 Feb 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It has been a long time since I played with WoL. You might already have what you need to send that "magic packet", but this little 3rd party tool might be easier to use:
WakeMeOnLan - Turn on computers on your network with Wake-on-LAN packet
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22 Feb 2013   #3
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've just woken the Proliant, thank you very much! I've used other Nirsoft programs, so I was happy installing this one.

I have to say that the Proliant was a lot more sprightly than my wife is, when I wake her... :-)
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22 Feb 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad that it worked for you.


Humans require a different magic :-)

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