How to Configure Power On Transmissions for Scheduled Wake-Up Activities

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

Configuring the out of band service point properties in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later allows you to fine-tune how power on transmissions are sent to computers when you are using power on commands to wake up computers for scheduled activities, such as software updates with a deadline. These options help you to control the CPU utilization of the out of band service point when multiple computers are targeted for power on commands.


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

Use the following procedure to configure settings for power on transmissions.

To configure out of band transmissions

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to SystemCenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Site Systems.

  2. Expand the site system server that is configured with the out of band service point role.

  3. In the results pane, right-click ConfigMgr out of band service point, and then select Properties.

  4. On the General tab, configure the following options:

    1. Retries and Delay under the Transmission retries section.

    2. Maximum and Wait (seconds) under the Transmission maximum section.

    3. Transmission threads under the Transmission threads section.

    4. Transmission offset (minutes) under the Transmission offset section.

  5. Click OK.

See Also


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


ConfigMgr Out of Band Service Point Properties: General Tab


Choose Between Power On Commands with Out of Band Management and Wake-Up Packets for Wake On LAN

Other Resources

Configuring Out of Band Management

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