WHS 2011 won't connect to sleeping Win 7 SP1 Ultimate RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using WHS 2011 and trying to connect to a Win 7 SP1 Ultimate PC.  I can't connect because the PC is Offline/Sleeping. I believe the WOL is working because WHS 2011 wakes this computer for backups. I really don't want to disable hibernation due to power consumption consequences.
    Saturday, January 7, 2012 5:51 PM

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  • The Server does not wake the client for backups - the client wakes up to a schedule and asks to be backed up (otherwise wireless clients would never backup as they can nor respond to WOL). You need to use separate WOL software to wake up your PC before trying to access from your SErver.


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    Saturday, January 7, 2012 6:10 PM