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Remote Desktop - Wake on Lan?

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  • Does Live Mesh support Wake on Lan thru Remote Desktop?
    Friday, April 25, 2008 6:23 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I'm afraid that Live Mesh does not support Wake on LAN at this time.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Friday, April 25, 2008 6:36 PM
  • Hi,

    The Wake-on-LAN feature is a popular request.  If you haven't done so already, please feel free to add your vote for this feature to our Wish List sticky thread.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 8:00 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I'm afraid that Live Mesh does not support Wake on LAN at this time.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Friday, April 25, 2008 6:36 PM
  • That would be a nice feature.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Friday, April 25, 2008 6:47 PM
  • This would probably be a good thing to add to the wish list thread if you haven't already added it there.
    Steve
    Friday, April 25, 2008 7:37 PM
  • Ben - Live Mesh said:

    Hi,

    I'm afraid that Live Mesh does not support Wake on LAN at this time.

    Thanks,

    Ben.



    This would be a great feature to see in a future release.

    Not too many remote desktop applications offer Wake-On-LAN, if they do, it's usually tricky to use for the average user, and many times doesn't even work. I've always had to use external programs, which is a nuisance :(

    I'm sure the Remote Desktop feature in Mesh would be highly successfull if WOL were imlplemented.

    MattNotley.
    Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:41 AM
  • Mazman said:

    Does Live Mesh support Wake on Lan thru Remote Desktop?



    What does Wake on Lan mean?

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:35 PM
  • It means that a PC that is in Sleep Mode is awakened upon a connection attempt.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:33 PM
  • Stephen Boots said:

    It means that a PC that is in Sleep Mode is awakened upon a connection attempt.
    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator



    Gotcha. Thanks Steve.

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Monday, April 28, 2008 8:27 AM
  • What is Sleep mode?  Does it mean Standby or Hibernate or both?

    I am trying to connect remotely to a Win XP SP2 machine that's in Standby with Live Mesh installed from a Win XP SP2 machine without Live Mesh installed (via IE7).  Should it be possible for this remote connection to work and pull the PC out of Standby?

    If not, is there any reduced power state I can leave my Live Mesh PC in such that I can remotely access it?

    If not, this should be v. high on enhancement list.

    Thanks for your help.

    David
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 1:13 PM
  • Sleep is like Standby. Hibernate is power down with the state saved to disk. Resuming from Sleep is much quicker than resuming from Hibernate.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:03 PM
  • dcruickers said:

    What is Sleep mode?  Does it mean Standby or Hibernate or both?

    I am trying to connect remotely to a Win XP SP2 machine that's in Standby with Live Mesh installed from a Win XP SP2 machine without Live Mesh installed (via IE7).  Should it be possible for this remote connection to work and pull the PC out of Standby?

    If not, is there any reduced power state I can leave my Live Mesh PC in such that I can remotely access it?

    If not, this should be v. high on enhancement list.

    Thanks for your help.

    David



    Thanks Steve, that answers the first part of the question. Could you take a look at the second?

    Thanks
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:25 PM
  • Actually, the second part of the question was answered earlier in the thread. Apparently, you can't wake a PC out of low power state - standby, sleep, etc, - to make a remote connection. It may have been added to the wish list thread already, too. I think it would be a nice feature since I have found that I can put a PC to sleep from a Live Mesh Remote Desktop session, something that isn't possible with Remote Desktop as shipped with Windows.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:52 PM
  • OK, thanks Stephen.  Yes, I agree, it would be a very nice feature.  I'm not sure there is too much point of having remote access to a PC in your mesh if you have to leave it guzzling power for days (e.g. over the weekend, or when you go on holiday).  Especially nowadays when we are supposed to be energy conscious...  Let's hope it's added as a full-release feature.
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:11 PM
  • Hi,

    The Wake-on-LAN feature is a popular request.  If you haven't done so already, please feel free to add your vote for this feature to our Wish List sticky thread.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Thursday, June 05, 2008 8:00 PM
  • Just a thought until the option has been added to the Remote Desktop part. Here are a couple of links with information on Wake on Lan or ways to remotely wake up your pc before you connect with Live Mesh.

    A tool from DSL Reports website that will let you remotely wake up your pc if you have the feature turned on in your bios.
    http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup
    Information from dd-wrt, the guys who wrote thier own software interface for LinkSys routers
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WOL
    Information from wikipedia itself.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

    Warning, I haven't tried any of this yet, but probably will in the future.
    This information my be a little technical for some people, but how do you learn  if you don't try?

    :-) enjoy
    Steve
    Monday, June 09, 2008 2:49 AM