Hi I don't use my k2000 much and have been tasked with cutting our power costs in our server room. Is it possible to set my k2000 so I can send a WOL from my k1000 when I need to use it? I have had a look in the bios but can't see anything that will enable power to the nic on the k2000 when its turned off so it can recive a WOL?





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I had a KACE engineer visit my company onsite and he recommended we use this: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1952.dell-client-configuration-toolkit-cctk.aspx

Click on Create Package>Multi-Platrform File>Next and then under Category choose Power and Performance Management. Scroll down till you see autoon, autoonhr, and autoonmn.

Make sure you enable the autoon first and then you can change the autoonhr and autoonmn to whatever you'd like, use 24hr format.  This will tell the computer when to turn on.  So when you have it set like you want, click Export Configuration.exe at the bottom and it will spit on an EXE with the autoon settings.  You can deploy this silently to any and all DELL computers with your prefered method and BOOM the BIOS is now configured.

Be sure to test this and toy around with it before putting it in production. This method has worked flawlessly for me.

Answered 08/19/2013 by: areiner
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  • Hi, not sure if this will help for waking my k2000 will it?
    • I'm sorry i read your question wrong! My fault. I don't think it will.
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If your K2000 has a iDRAC port, couldn't you remote "wake" it using that?

Answered 08/19/2013 by: easterdaymatt
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