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HP Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Wake-On-LAN Feature Does Not Work

Issue

Wake On LAN (WOL) from S5 (soft off) power state on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 is not working.

Solution

The default shutdown behavior puts the system into hybrid shutdown (S4) and all devices are put into D3. Remote Wake-On-LAN from hybrid shutdown (S4) or classic shutdown (S5) is unsupported. Network adapters are explicitly not armed for Wake-On-LAN in both the classic shutdown (S5) and hybrid shutdown (S4) cases because users expect zero power consumption and battery drain in the shutdown state.

This behavior HP Windows Storage Server 2012: Wake-On-LAN Feature does not work, removes the possibility of spurious wakes when explicit shutdown was requested. As a result, Wake-On-LAN is only supported from sleep (S3) or hibernate (S4).

Hybrid shutdown (S4) stops user sessions however, the contents of kernel sessions are written to hard disk. This enables faster boot.

To disable hybrid shutdown S4, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Power Options in Control Panel.

  2. Select Choose what the power buttons do.

  3. Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended).

  4. Select Save Settings.

System Power Actions: Click here to access the technical article on System Power Actions Non-HPE site .

System Power States: Click here to access the technical article on System Power States Non-HPE site .

Keywords:

WOL, Wake-On-Lan, Wake on Lan

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