Our company just migrated to Windows 7 and decided to use the included "balanced" power plan. The main problem with this is that I use powershell to do remote management and sleeping machines don't respond to these commands. Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can send out a signal to wake up only sleeping machines?
Now, I already know that I can use the "Magic Packet" with wake on LAN, but that has a few problems.
- It would wake up every machine on my network up, both S3 and S5.
- I have to know what the MAC address of the machine is in order to wake it up.
- Not all machines have WoL enabled.
I only want to wake up those systems in the S3 power state, not the S5 power state. (explanation of power states)
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance