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Remote Desktop - Remote Computer is Sleeping

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Sasqui, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Sasqui


    Dec 6, 2005
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    Got a question that I could answer if I was at the office to try it... Trying to connect remotely to an HP desktop at work.

    If the HP is in sleep mode, I can't remote into it. Here's the scenario: Couldn't remote into the HP... Called a co-worker he noticed is was in power saving mode & moved the mouse, it woke up. Then I was able to remote in.

    Would "Wake on Lan" in BIOS allow me to wake up the computer through a remote desktop login request? Are there other settings?

    EDIT: Both PC's on XP Pro 32
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
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  2. h3llb3nd4

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    It should... but I've never tried...:p

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