Wake On LAN

One of the challenges of updating a system with the latest updates or software is its power status; specifically, if the system is not powered on, how can it be maintained? The best time to update or deploy software to systems generally is at night when they are not in use. However, many users turn off their desktops when they leave for the day, and some systems go into a power saving hibernation mode when not used. Powered-down systems present a problem with no easy workaround and leave systems not patched or slammed with patches the moment users log into the network in the morning.

A solution to this is Wake On LAN. WOL is an industry standard for sending a remote signal over the network to a system to “wake” it when powered off ...

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