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I recently wanted to wake a group of computer, and was trying to figure out how to do it from the SCCM console. One method I found was to create a "dummy package" and deploy it with the "send wol packets" box checked off. I didn't like this option, so I did some scouting.


I found the wonderful "SCCM Client Actions Tool" which is found at: http://sccmcat.codep...ases/view/85803


While this tool is great, it still didn't do everything I wanted (namely Config Manger console integration). Also, I noticed that subnet directed broadcasts were not working (though my network is configured for them.) Upon deeper inspection, I realized that the WOL.exe included with the application did not support the feature. I decided to replace it (and update the HTA app) with the Depicus WOL Tool (found at http://www.depicus.c...on-lan-cmd.aspx). I opened up the HTA application (plain old HTML / VBS / CSS) and made some changes. I added a handler to process command line arguments (just one argument actually - WOL in this case, though more may come), and then I made a console Action Extension xml file to integrate into the Device Collections node.


My Device Collection ribbon bar now has a new button:





If you'd like the files I built for this, send me a PM with your email address and I'll send them to you (since I'm not allowed to upload HTAs to this forum).


I make no guarantees that it will work for you as intended, but if you find a bug and let me know, I may eventually look into it. The HTA source code is open so I encourage you to examine it and make sure it won't do anything bad to your network before you use it (I'm not responsible for any possible damages caused by it)

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I was searching on how to expand the Console menus and found this post which brought me onto the right track, because i didn't really know what to google for.

I had already found the "SCCM Client Actions Tool" which is really great work, but as you, I wanted it to integrate into the console.


So I started searching for "SCCM console Action Extension" and found the appropriate Microsoft Documentation on the topic http://msdn.microsof...ibrary/hh948631

But somehow it didn't work and brought me back to google where i found this http://myitforum.com...ht-click-tools/


It gets you a lot a useful stuff right into the console just a right click away.


I really felt the need to share this, maybe someone else finds it as usefull as i am!




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Hi crossan007,


seems very cool, we have sccm 2007 in place, and I have the tool working in my locale console, but I can;t find an option for the wake-up part. Is there also something for the sccm 2007 console. I tought the tool you are using is the one for sccm 2012, isn't it?

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hi crossan007


I have been googling for hours about WOL vs OOB in SCCM 2012,


The bottom line is there is not function in SCCM 2012 to WOL without sending out an advertisment, ( you can OOB power on if your clients support AMT power features), but mine dont ! arrr nitemare!


Could you please send me the script and the "console Action Extension xml file to integrate into the Device Collections node."


andydis at gmail dot com


and i would be eternally grateful!

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