Enable Wake On Lan (WOL) on Windows

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When deploying, with SCCM or any other software, one of the most important thing is to not disturb users on their job, so the best way to do it is out of work time, like nights, when there is no users working, at least not the majority, counterside the computers are offline so no way to install anything.

The solution is to enable and use the network standard Wake On Lan (known as WOL), but it is not a common configuration so you have to enable in every computer.

The solution is to use a script that enables it on Windows, take into consideration that must be enabled at BIOS level (covered in a next article), this script enables it silently the Wake On Lan. It can be deployed through SCCM when the computers are awake because it’s only an script with no other consequences.