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Planning for Wake On LAN

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

A successful implementation of Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager 2007 relies on careful planning considerations for your enterprise network. You should not attempt to implement this feature without consultation with your network architects to ensure the network infrastructure can support wake-up transmissions.

Click any link in the following section for guidance on planning for Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager 2007.

In This Section

Determine Whether You Should Enable Wake On LAN
Provides guidance to help you decide if you should use Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager 2007.

Determine Administrator Roles and Processes for Wake On LAN
Provides guidance on the various roles and processes involved with implementing Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager, and some of the possible consequences of not identifying these processes and roles.

Choose Between Unicast and Subnet-Directed Broadcast for Wake On LAN
Provides guidance to help you determine the best transmission method for your network and business requirements.

Determine Whether Wake-Up Packets Traverse the Network for Wake On LAN
Provides guidance on determining if wake-up transmissions successfully traverse the network to reach target computers.

Determine the Ports Required by Firewalls to Support Wake-Up Packets for Wake On LAN
Provides information about port configuration required on intervening firewalls and network devices.

Secure Routers for Subnet-Directed Broadcasts for Wake On LAN
Provides guidance on the additional security configuration you should employ on routers when using subnet-directed broadcasts as your wake-up transmission.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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