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  • Question

  • I've enabled WOL and it works fine on all but the Win7 Embedded systems. Is that OS supported for WOL? The "ConfigMgr Wake-up Proxy" service doesn't get installed nor is there any log file present on these systems.

    Environment is SCCM 2012 R2 CU5

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:56 PM

Answers

  • We have it figured out. The proxy service does the following and isn't a factor on whether or not WOL works.

    "The SP1 ConfigMgr WOL Proxy addresses the unicast weakness by ensuring that at least one client on each subnet has the MAC addresses for all its peers and is ready to send magic packets in response to the unicast packets. It never drops the MAC addresses and therefore should be ready at any time."

    • Marked as answer by macodi Friday, March 25, 2016 7:05 PM
    Friday, March 25, 2016 7:05 PM

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  • Dear Sir,

        To support Wake On LAN, the network card should support the function and the feature should be enabled on the device BIOS. You'd better ask the manufacturer that if their devices could support WOL or not.

    Best regards,

    Jimmy


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    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 5:44 AM
  • Plus WoL is more or less independent from the OS - as long as the hardware and driver Support it.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:46 AM
  • To me this is before we even attempt a WOL. Why doesn't it install the \CCM\WakePrxy.msi which creates the ConfigMgr Wake-up Proxy service? What prevents that from installing? The hardware is WOL enabled in BIOS.
    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2:09 PM
  • We have it figured out. The proxy service does the following and isn't a factor on whether or not WOL works.

    "The SP1 ConfigMgr WOL Proxy addresses the unicast weakness by ensuring that at least one client on each subnet has the MAC addresses for all its peers and is ready to send magic packets in response to the unicast packets. It never drops the MAC addresses and therefore should be ready at any time."

    • Marked as answer by macodi Friday, March 25, 2016 7:05 PM
    Friday, March 25, 2016 7:05 PM