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Windows 7: Sleeping Network Drives?

18 Aug 2010   #1
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 
Sleeping Network Drives?

Hey guys.

I've looked around google, but found nothing, so I wonder if anyone here can answer my question...

In my household, there are 3 computers all running Windows 7 Ultimate. If it makes a difference, there is a 32-bit laptop, a 32-bit desktop, and a 64-bit desktop.

The 64-bit desktop has a folder named 'our photo album', which is filled with photos (as the name implies ). The 32-bit desktop and the 32-bit laptop have this folder mapped as a network drive, and can access it without issue.

My problem being that the 64-bit desktop has to be on all the time, for the other 2 machines to be able to access this folder. As leaving a computer on constantly can be bad for it, I came to ask if there is a method of setting the 64-bit desktop to sleep, and it automatically waking when one of the other machines tries to open the shared folder from the hard drive.

"Make files available offline" is disabled on the other machines.

Any insight into the situation is appreciated,

Tom. :)


PS - I remember reading something about allowing 'magic packets' to wake the computer from sleep. Not quite sure what that meant. Anything to do with my question?


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19 Aug 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I think the "wake on lan" setting is supposed to work for this.
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20 Aug 2010   #3
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Any insight as to what I need to do, or how to do this?
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22 Aug 2010   #4
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Bump. Come on, people. Someone must know.
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22 Aug 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This Technet page tells you how to adjust those settings and what they do.
Power Management for Network Devices in Windows 7

Sorry for the late reply Teeks but was busy building another system and I haven't had time for the forum.
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24 Feb 2011   #6
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry, forgot to reply to this. This was one of my first threads, I was still fairly new here. :P

The link contained the info I needed, thanks a lot, Chev. :)
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