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    Remote Boot/Shutdown

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    by cyrixxs ·

    Hi, I’m looking for suggestions for remotly waking up a pc, (they have managed NIC’s, supporting the feature) in the Windows 2000 environment. At the same time, I also need suggestions on shutting down Computers.

    Thanks,

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    • #3878443

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      by cyrixxs ·

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      I should have said, remotly shutting down computers..

    • #3878404

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      by mcse2kgrl ·

      In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

      The only “Device” i know of is this that
      AMD provides the software components needed to embed pre-OS accessibility into a computer on the network. PXE code can be integrated on a Network Interface Card (NIC) or embedded on a PC motherboard. The PXEcode includes the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) which works in conjunction with a PCnet Ethernet controller-based Network Computer to dynamically generate an IP address for the client node. This allows the PC to establish an IP connection with the network for communication with a remote machine, even before the local operating system loads.

      go to http://www.amd.com/products/npd/management/mpp/22146.html for more info

      • #3879626

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        by cyrixxs ·

        In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

        That’s not exactly what I’m looking for, as I already have the hardware support.

    • #3878396

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      by johnleonard ·

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      And the only app I know of is Systems Management server, designed to run on NT4 server, that supports remote diagnostics, startup / shutdown and remote app loading (i think)
      SMS is part of the Backoffice suite of products.

      • #3879627

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        by cyrixxs ·

        In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

        Unfortuetly, I need it to work with Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Professional

    • #3878288

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      by oridjinn ·

      In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

      netmeeting (free download from Microsoft) allows you the ability to set up remote desktop sharing which will give you the ability to shut down the PC from your Netmeeting console. Its alot like PC Anywhere.

      • #3879628

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        by cyrixxs ·

        In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

        Again, that’s not what I need. I’m looking for the ability to shut down computers en masse, like an entire workgroup of computers.

    • #3879388

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      by rkelly ·

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      You will need NICs that support wake on Lan, you will also need Motherboards that support the feature – usually there is a small lenght of cable that connects the NIC to the board that actually enables this, and there is usually a setting in the BIOS or NIC Driver to enable support.

      Whilst SMS allows you remotely reboot machines, it does NOT allow you the ability to easily shut them down – although that can be using the package distribution software and 3rd party utilities – if you want wakeon LAN functionality you need the machines to go into suspend mode rather than going off. Again this is a BIOS/Power management feature. If you shut the machine down it is OFF, if it is in suspend it is just about on (typically 1-2%) and wake on LANturns it back on.

      • #3879366

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        by cyrixxs ·

        In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

        Again, all the technical requirements have been met, I’m looking for the software to control the features. It can be 3rd Party or MS or whatever

    • #3879367

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      by cyrixxs ·

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      Point value changed by question poster.

    • #3879365

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      by cyrixxs ·

      In reply to Remote Boot/Shutdown

      Specifically, I’m looking for software, not hardware. Thanks

    • #3870005

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      by rkelly ·

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      Now that I know you are after a software solution it is much easier to point you in the right direction. I work in a Microsoft CTEC and have exactly the type of software you are looking for. The specific software I use is called Net Support School and is produced by a company called PCI (http://www.pci.co.uk) the version that I use for remote wake up is designed for a classroom environment, but they do produce a version that is designed for larger workplace environments(check out the URL above for details).

    • #3869130

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      by cyrixxs ·

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    • #3869129

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      by lhollister ·

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      What you’re looking for is AMD’s Magic Packet. All you have to do is enter in the MAC address(s) of the client(s) you want to wake up. Out goes the “magic packet” and the client powers up. It’s very easy to use. IBM’s LCCM also has a similar utlity called Winwake.

      For shutdown, shutdown.exe ships on the NT 4 Resource Kit.

      Lee

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