How to Identify Which Computers Will Be Sent Wake-Up Packets for Wake On LAN

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When a Configuration Manager 2007 site is enabled for Wake On LAN, the following activities can be enabled for Wake On LAN:

  • Software update deployments that are configured with a deadline

  • Mandatory software distribution advertisements

  • Mandatory task sequence advertisements

Only computers that require software updates enabled for Wake On LAN are sent wake-up packets. For example, if a particular software update is targeted to the All Systems collection but only a few computers require the software update, only those few computers are woken up rather than all the computers in the collection. However, advertisements always run on the targeted computers and so computers that are targeted with advertisements that are configured for Wake On LAN will always be sent wake-up packets.

To determine which computers will be sent wake-up packets, run the following report: All computers targeted for Wake On LAN activity.

To run this report, follow the steps in the procedure shown below.

To identify which computers will be woken up by running a report

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager/ Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reports.

  2. In the Reports node, click the Category column to sort the reports so that you can more easily find the reports relating to Wake On LAN.

  3. Right-click the report All computers targeted for Wake On LAN activity, and then click Run.

  4. In the Report Information window, enter the component name by typing in Software Distribution, or Software Updates, or Operating System. Alternatively, click Values to select the component name.

  5. Click Display to view the report.

See Also

Other Resources

Overview of Wake On LAN
Tasks for Wake On LAN
Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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