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November 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Would there be a way to start (not restart) computers remotely?
I added the computers to TrustedHosts for remoting, and can restart them ( Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {Restart-Computer} ) but cannot start them from Power-Off.

November 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Hi Emil,

Not out of the box (to my knowledge). You would need to either use Wake On LAN (WOL) or a call to your hardware vendors IPMI implementation or management system. So it all depends on your hardware I suppose.

I found this script to send WOL packets – I have not tested it though, so cannot vouch for its quallity:
Send WOL packet using Powershell