Where is the sleep signal?

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Where is the sleep signal?

Post by dgre057 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:38 am

I think this program is fantastic! It's so simple, and easy to use. One thing I do wish I could do though...and tell me if I'm missing something...but why can't I send a signal to put a computer to sleep? I can turn it off, log the user out, restart it...but I can't put it to sleep.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Where is the sleep signal?

Post by BootBlock » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi there,

unfortunately Windows doesn't support putting a device to sleep. I did a lot of searching on the topic and wasn't able to come up with anything.

I did recently uncover that it is possible to hibernate other Windows machines (which WoLEX will soon support); if hybrid sleep/hibernation is enabled on the target machine, it may be possible to get it to sleep by sending it a hibernate command. I don't know if this actually works, though, as it's just speculation.

I'm wondering if Microsoft has added anything to Windows Vista/7 that allows more control over a (network) target Vista/7 machine. If so, it should open up a lot of new features.

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