The setup for RemoteStartup installs two additional
utilities with prepared scripts for execution.
With dhcp2file you can read the MAC addresses of your client PCs
from the Microsoft DHCP server of your SBS:
dhcp2file <Server IP-Address> <DHCP IP-Subnet> <filename>
- <Server IP-Address> ... internal IP-Address of your SBS
- <DHCP IP-Subnet> ... IP-Subnet, to read from the DHCP Server.
Usual as the internal IP address of your SBS, only the last octet of the
IP-Address is 0
- <filename> ... the file in which the MAC addresses are stored.
The setup creates the script ReadDHCP.cmd which you can use to update the required
file with the MAC addresses for RemoteStartup.
If you add new PCs to the SBS domain, you can run this script to update the MAC addresses in the file.
With WakePC you can switch on a single PC, or all PCs in a file:
- <MAC-Address> ... a single
MAC-Address, e.g.: 00-13-E8-F6-9E-1D
- <filename> ... a file with MAC-addresses.
There is a 10-second delay between each PC to avoid peaks when simultaneously switching on multiple PCs.
The setup creates the script Wake.cmd which you can use to switch on all PCs in your domain.
You can use this script with
Task Scheduler to switch on your client PCs before office hours
or at the Microsoft Patchday.
You can automatically switch off your PCs with the Windows program:
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