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System Center Tools Wake On Lan Task Sequence Extension Beta Download

 

Another Wake on Lan tool for Configuration Manager? Aren't there enough already? Aren't Wake on Lan Capabilities already in Configuration Manager?

System Center Tools created the SCT WOL extension tool due to multiple customers who want to use WOL capabilities with Configuration Manager, but don't want to spend extra money for a 3rd party product. Our belief is that the out of the box WOL capabilities combined with the extension tool will meet the needs of most customers.

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SP1-included Hotfix now available as separate download to fix ConfigMgr 2007 WOL problems…

SYMPTOMS

When you use the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 "Wake on LAN" feature, Configuration Manager cannot wake up more than 30 clients at a time. For each failed try to send a wake-up packet, the following error is logged in the Wolmgr.log file:

Failed to add data record to message.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of how Configuration Manager builds the list of target clients to which it will send wake-up packets. This problem does not occur on systems that are running Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/configurationmanager/en/us/default.aspx

Get the HotFix:

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=953148