Wake on LAN

The Wake on LAN tool turns on or awakens a device by sending a network message.

This action can be run on single and multi-selected devices, or with a similar tool designed for device collections.

To run the tool:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device.

2. Click Right Click Tools > Console Tools > Wake on LAN.

When the action is run, the following dialog box opens:

WOL ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr ServerWake on LAN
Task SchedulerScheduleTask (proxy required)

Microsoft Permissions

This action requires some setup in your environment. 

  • If using the subnet directed broadcast option, the routers in your environment will need to allow these types of packets from your Recast installations. 
  • If using Recast Management Server, these packets will need to be allowed from the Recast Management Server. 
  • When using unicast mode, some switches may need to be configured to forward UDP packets.

For information on setting Wake on LAN options, see Wake on LAN (WOL) Configuration.