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Windows 7: Sleep-on-LAN

20 Jan 2011   #11
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Thanks Ztrucker, here's what I get (as expected - I have no problem remoting in or access network files/folders):

(to be clear: the L500 machine is my main rig - Win 7, and I remote into the M30 WinXP Pro)
Looks like that is not the problem, contradicting that damn PsExec.exe! Ideas?




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25 Jan 2011   #12
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Grrrrrr!

Going to put this to death as unresolved. I'll just continue to remote in, sleep & disconnect, wasting 20 seconds of my life everytime I want to standby the remote machine.

A bit like smokers chiseling off 5 minutes off the end of their life with every bifta, I wonder how much lifetime will be "establishing connection"? <grumble>
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31 Mar 2011   #13
mbouz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi I'm having the same issue. Have you had a look at this? I'm going to try it at home when I get a chance

http://www.ireksoftware.com/SleepOnLan/
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31 Mar 2011   #14
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Hi there mbouz and welcome to the forums.

Yes, I tried that one - it's ok but you have to run it on your remote machine so it listens (I put a shortcut for it in the start up folder). Then you have to setup a shortcut on your local machine that'll ping it, again, no problem. I ditched it after it would stop listening after a short amount of time - there's no settings on it it's so small (minus port number) but for me it would stop working - useless!
It would also leave an IE8 window open locally after sending the kill command.

Workarounds:
1) continue to remote in, double click sleep shortcut on desktop / auto disconnect.
2) adjust remote pc power settings to automatically sleep if nothing is running (after all waking it is no problem)
3) MediaMonkey Gold (paid - not the free version) has a timer option on it to sleep / power down / hibernate after # minutes.

For me, still unresolved. Good luck if you get it to work - post back with updates..
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31 Mar 2011   #15
mbouz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something else you could try is using the windows task scheduler. It handles a lot of triggers, so if you found one that's appropriate that could trigger it. You could also set it to every 10 minutes restart the sleep on lan monitoring program..
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31 Mar 2011   #16
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

True... but I'd still be left with an open blank IE page after sending the sleep command. I couldn't be bothered with messing with it anymore, auto sleep with power settings will suffice.

But good idea...
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31 Mar 2011   #17
mbouz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hey allen one other question - how did you adjust the timing for your media server's auto sleep? for example, you may want to watch a 30 min tv show one night, then a 2.5 hour movie the next. you don't want it going to sleep too early or your movie will cut off half way, but you don't want it on for an extra 2 hours after your 30 min tv show has finished. is there a way to disable the auto sleep while it's serving files? thanks!
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31 Mar 2011   #18
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Just reviewing this thread again and unless it's a typo, I think I see why psexec did not work for you.

"psexec \\M30 -u myadminaccount -p mypassword cmd"

Should be:

"psexec \\M30-861 -u myadminaccount -p mypassword cmd"
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01 Apr 2011   #19
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

@mbouz - this is where MediaMonkey Gold and its timer is useful. I bought it back in the day when I wasn't impressed with Winows Media Player 9 on my XP box. Tell it to sleep after # minutes... job done.


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01 Apr 2011   #20
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

@Ztrucker - thanks but still no go. I even retried this because I have since (the last post) formatted+fresh installed XP pro, but it just won't have it.


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