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1E Wakeup Script

Posted on August 25th, 2011

Saving energy by putting systems to sleep or by turning them off can have a big return in a large enterprise.  1E’s Nightwatchman and Wakeup allow you to power on the systems with SCCM and other products.  But what if you are running a batch file or a script?  Or what if you want to RDP to a computer that is turned off?  1EWakeup.vbs is a modification of a script by Reto Egeter posted at MyITForum.  I made a large number of changes.  My version works interactively, but it also supports a command line, and pings the computer both before and after the wakeup is sent. Errorlevels are set so that the reason for failure can be determined in a batch file. 

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