I am new to Kace and am getting to grips with it, but I have been asked to get WOL working on all our machines. Historically we did not enable this function on our hardware and now we would like to use this function in pushing out updates over night. Is it possible to enable WOL through KACE without visiting every machine and going into BIOS to do this?

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CCTK is the replacement for DCCU you can get more information about CCTK here: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1952.dell-client-configuration-toolkit.aspx
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We have used the Dell Client Configuration Toolkit to make changes like this to the BIOS, I think CCTK is the replacement for DCCU you can get more information about CCTK here: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1952.dell-client-configuration-toolkit.aspx
Answered 03/20/2012 by: jrscribner
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  • got this and created an exe and got it to enable it thank you for your reply.
  • got this and created an exe and got it to enable it thank you for your reply.
  • Tested it on my computer, but it crashed when collecting inventory from computer. But that got me thinking: We've got 7-8 models running in our environment. Should we run the DCCU once on each PC model (all Dell), or will a config gathered from my Precision T3500 also work on a Latitude 6420 (for example).
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This also depends on what models of machines you have. Different vendors have different tools. HP and Toshiba have applications which can also be used to push custom bios settings and configurations. I would speak with the vendors specifically and see if they can provide the tools. The CCTK mentioned above we have utilised here on our Dell machines to push a configured BIOS for our machines. We're in the process of doing the same with out Toshi mobile fleet also.
Answered 03/21/2012 by: Roonerspism
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  • (But yes its possible with packaged executables set as managed distributions to specific machines, just make sure that the settings are packaged in a format which allows them to be run from within windows)
  • we use mainly Dell as we have a contract with them. So this has been a great help.
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I used DCCU (Dell Client Configuration Utility). You can make an exe to push out to all of the machines to make the BIOS changes with it. It has worked really well for us.
Here is a link with instructions.
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/enable-wake-on-lan-with-dccu.aspx
And here is a link to the download.
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=us&l=en&s=biz&cs=555&DriverId=R200703
Answered 03/20/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
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  • thanks for you rfast reply this worked a brilliantly
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