When you schedule the compliance check for a Managed Software Delivery policy, you can set the policy to turn on the client computer if necessary. This setting uses the Wake-on-LAN network standard, Intel AMT, ASF, or DASH technologies to turn on the client computer.
The Wake-on-LAN setting is used when a computer that the Managed Software Delivery policy targets is turned off or in sleep mode. A Wake-on-LAN packet is sent to client computers using a server-side task that is set to the policy's compliance schedule. For example, if your delivery policy is scheduled to check compliance at 12:00 P.M. every Wednesday, a corresponding Wake-on-LAN packet is sent at that same time. The packet ensures that the client computer is turned on, awake, and able to perform the compliance check.
This setting has the following limitations:
When the policy has a non-repeating schedule and the schedule date and time occur in the past, Wake-on-LAN cannot be performed.
When the policy is applied to one or more users, it is impossible to know in advance what computer a user might log on to. Therefore, Wake-on-LAN cannot be performed. However, if the policy is also applied to computers, those computers can be awakened.
This option does not support the waking up of a computer during a maintenance window. Because policy remediation is performed during a maintenance window, it cannot run if the client computer is turned off or in sleep mode. However, you can create a separate server task to wake up a client computer during its maintenance window.
The client computer must have a network card that is enabled and configured for Wake-on-LAN, Intel AMT, ASF, or DASH.
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