Waking up monitor display

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    by teejay58 at 2013-03-25 19:26:41

    I work in a lab at a community college. One of our tasks is to go around from machine to machine, waking up the display so we can make sure each machine not in use is logged off. The machines in question are not allowed to hibernate or sleep. However, the monitor goes dark after 10 minutes. Wiggling the mouse or hitting a key on the keyboard is sufficient to wake it up when we are doing this check manually. I'd like to be able to wake a room full of computers so I can just glance at the room and make sure the machines not in use are all logged off.

    I'm really not sure what to look at to make this happen. Been looking at WMI stuff all afternoon, trying to find a property that I could change. But if I could just send it a keystroke, that would also be sufficient to light up the monitor. So just now was trying to figure out to do that. I'm really stumped on this one. You guys have any idea on where to look or what to play with to wake these monitors up?

    by DonJ at 2013-03-25 19:41:50

    Nope. It isn't sufficient to simulate a keystroke. That has to come from an attached UID. You could just order a log off though.

    by AlexBrassington at 2013-03-28 03:11:47

    Just in case Dom's comment interested anyone else: a link to a very nice blogpost on a remote logoff script: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscripting ... ation.aspx

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