I’ve been unsuccessful thus far getting machines to Wake on Lan (WoL) through System Center Configuration Manger 2007. I had enabled the computer to boot from the NIC in BIOS, and had configured Windows to not allow the network card to shut off to save power, but was still unable to wake the machine.
I came across Julien’s post that describes using a free utility to manually wake up a computer. MC-WOL can be used from a command prompt to manually wake a WoL configured computer. The syntax to do so is:
I was able to successfully boot my machine using mc-wol.exe, so my problem must be in SCCM.
Note that the link to mc-wol.zip in the reference article is no longer valid. I found the utility here.