For more details on setup, functionality and limitations of this sample MP, see this blog post – Wake-on-LAN Management Pack for Essentials 2010.
This simple management pack augments Essentials 2010 functionality by adding one-click magic packet delivery using a custom task. The pack includes a custom view and custom task each targeting the ‘Network Adapter (Client)’ class.
- Requires the free Depicus wake-on-LAN command line utility (wolcmd.exe) extracted to c:\tools.
- Also requires that wake-on-LAN functionality is available and enabled in your managed client computers.
For example, Dell makes a utility you can use to enable wake-on-LAN on your Dell desktop and laptop computers through a msi package created with the Dell Client Configuration Utility (DCCU).
- Instructions available at http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Enable+Wake+On+Lan+with+DCCU.
- Download DCCU HERE.
Due to the way the IP addresses are stored on the Network Adapter class, this task will only work for client network adapters with a single IPv4 address. This means IPv6 should be disabled on the client network adapters in your environment. This should be doable for DHCP clients in most environments today.