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  • Hi,


    I have created a Wake On Lan add-in for the Windows Home Server Console.


    • Wake up any client that is connected to the Home Server.
    • Automatically refreshes the list of clients when a client is (dis)connected/added/removed.
    • Doesn't display technical information to the user, it looks just like the "Computers & Backup" tab.
    • Does not rely on Interop.WHSInfoIF.dll.

    I made this add-in for personal use so that I could wake up my pc's from a distance. It is not meant to wake up pc's on a schedule. I don't know if I will ever add this feature since Evangelos Hadjichristodoulou has already provided us those features .


    Version can be downloaded from: http://webwacker.livenode.com/WHSAddins/WakeOnLan. You can also find a few screenshots there.


    The add-in can be installed using the Windows Home Server Console by placing the msi-file in the \\[server]\Software\Add-Ins folder.


    I hope you find this add-in useful .


    (I had some trouble creating this new thread, I hope it won't be double/triple-posted...)

    Monday, June 11, 2007 6:10 PM

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  • Marcel,

    What is the functionality differences between your WOL add in and Evangelos'? 

    I could get Evangelos' to wake up a pc on my home network, but not shut it down. From a friends house loging into WHS I could not do either.  I must admit...I am WOL challenged and have never used it, but can see a need for it owning WHS...

    Does yours make these tasks easier?
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:55 AM
  • Hi,


    My Wake On Lan Add-in only provides functionality for waking up computers. Shutting them down is not something it can do. Evangelos' add-in does allow you to shut-down computers, as long as you have the right to shut them down (the Administrator user account should be enabled and have the same password as the Administrator account on the home server).


    You can find more information about this in the Wake On Lan Add-in thread by Evangelos.

    Friday, June 15, 2007 6:33 AM
  • Thanks Marcel.


    Yeah I tried Evangelos' WOL. It worked well within the network. As soon as I loged in to WHS via the web interface at a friends house and tried to either shut down or restart any of my machines...I'd get errors. 

    After reading hundreds of other people's issues and seeing no definate clear answers on how to configure the "rights" to shut them down/start ..... I just gave up. All the posts I read mentioned about setting up "rights" but did not give details on how. Not a big need but would be cool to have....


    Maybe when I have somer serious time to kill I'll pick up where I left off in his thread...


    Thanks again.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007 3:58 AM
  • Hey Marcel,


    I would like to try your add-in, but your download link is busted, every time I tried to link, all I got was "Page not found". 

    Could you repost if it was moved, or send me the address?  thanks this is just the thing I was looking for for my home network, it will save me a whole lot of time walking up and down stairs [yeah I know it's good for the cardio, but NOT the knees    ]  as the wifes computer is on the 2nd floor.



    Joey McM

    Sunday, August 19, 2007 4:01 PM