How to Configure the Site to Send Power-On Commands for Scheduled Wake-Up Activities Using Out of Band Management

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

Powering on computers by using out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later allows computers assigned to the site to wake up if they are in a sleep state—for example, if they are in hibernation or turned off—so that they can respond to scheduled management tasks.


The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

Computers can be brought out of a sleep state using the following methods:

  • By sending wake-up packets from the site server, without establishing a session with target computers and without authentication.

  • By sending power on commands from the out of band service point, using an established and authenticated session.


Before computers can be woken up using power on commands, you must install an out of band service point and computers must be provisioned for out of band management. For more information, see How to Install the Out of Band Service Point and How to Provision Computers for AMT.

To help you decide whether to use wake-up packets or power on commands, see Choose Between Power On Commands with Out of Band Management and Wake-Up Packets for Wake On LAN.

To configure the site to send power on commands using out of band management

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

  2. Right-click <site code> -<site name>, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Wake On LAN tab in the site properties dialog box, select the option Enable Wake On LAN for this site, and then select one of the following options:

    • Use power on commands if the computer supports this technology; otherwise, use wake-up packets

    • Use power on commands only

  4. Click OK.

See Also


Site Properties: Wake On LAN Tab


Prerequisites for Out of Band Management
Prerequisites for Wake On LAN

Other Resources

Configuring Out of Band Management
Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager

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