Supporting using WOL & Manage Server Remotly

By alashhar ·
i am supporting a small company, and always i use logmein software ( to support the PCs remotely. so i have two questions concerning the remote support:
(1) sometimes i want to access to the company's PCs to do some maintenance such disk cleanup or install a requested software when their users left or finish work. unfortunately i found the target PC was switched off. therefore i wonder if i could power the PC on using the Wake-On-Lan "WOL" option which are supported on the PCs.
(2)as i mentioned above i am using logmein the free version which is not working in the company's server (windows 2003), so i am looking for a free software that enable me to support the servers remotely

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by Churdoo In reply to Supporting using WOL & Ma ...

RDP or terminal services in administration mode is available on W2K3 servers out of the box, just need to enable it and expose the RDP port 3389 (albeit not recommended) or preferably VPN to the site and RDP to the server internal IP.

wol.exe is a utility available for download to send the magic wol packet to clients. Need the MAC address which you may document in advance, or could read from the DHCP server.

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VPN then WOL

by alashhar In reply to RDP and WOL

i think the VPN is fast solution to my problem, then form the server i use WOL utility

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TC Gateway

by alashhar In reply to Supporting using WOL & Ma ...

i heard about terminal service gateway, anybody has tried it to access to windows server remotely?

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