Wake on LAN and Remote Desktop


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Manso

Hi,

I have my Dell Dimension 4700 setup to support S3 standby and the Intel Pro
100 VE network card configured to wake up on traffic.

Normal wakeup works fine if I move the mouse or touch the keyboard. Monitor
turns on and everything works well.

If I connect from another machine using Remote Desktop it wakes up but after
logging on using Remote Desktop it immediately quits the RD session and I'm
returned to the remote desktop connection dialog. If I enter incorrect
password it will display the incorrect username or password dialog. As soon
as I log on using correct credentials it just quits the remote desktop
session. Nothing in the event log that can help me. The monitor is not turned
on, even if I move the mouse.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Manso
 
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Shenan Stanley

Manso said:
I have my Dell Dimension 4700 setup to support S3 standby and the
Intel Pro 100 VE network card configured to wake up on traffic.

Normal wakeup works fine if I move the mouse or touch the keyboard.
Monitor turns on and everything works well.

If I connect from another machine using Remote Desktop it wakes up
but after logging on using Remote Desktop it immediately quits the
RD session and I'm returned to the remote desktop connection
dialog. If I enter incorrect password it will display the incorrect
username or password dialog. As soon as I log on using correct
credentials it just quits the remote desktop session. Nothing in
the event log that can help me. The monitor is not turned on, even
if I move the mouse.

Anyone have any ideas?
What did the body of your email have to do with your subject line? Wake On
LAN has a "magic packet' it needs to work - Remote Desktop does not
send/have anything to do with that 'magic packet'.

I would suggest is updating all your hardware drivers on the Dell Dimension
4700. Motherboard chipset, network card, video card in particular. Unsure
where to get them?

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4700&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

After that - I would create another administrative level account and attempt
to make a remote desktop connection to the Dell Dimension 4700 utilizing
that account. If it works - it could very well be something wrong with your
original account.

Also - from what it sounds like - you are thinking that when you remote
desktop connect to the computer - it should react just like you were sitting
in front of it - it does not.
 
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Manso

Hi Shenan,

Thanks for taking time to answer.

I didn't really get your initial question. I can set wake up mode in the
advanced properties on the network card. It sure wakes up when I connect
using remote desktop. I have the options of magic package and a few more
options. I have set it to "both" and it wakes up. Same with my FTP server
running on the same box. It works. It's just RDC that fails to logon and I
suspect the video card as well.

I have updated all drivers/firmware available on Dell's support site as well
as the drivers for the integrated video card. I have connected to this box
using RDC for several years using the same account and I still can connect
when the box is not in standby so I don't expect an account failure.

I have read other posts about video card problem with WOL/RDC but haven't
seen any solutions. One idea is that the WOL feature and/or XP fails to
properly wake up the video card but I don't know the inner workings of this.
I get the logon box on my machine but after a successful logon it bombs out.
The video drivers are involved in the logon process as well, one would have
thought.

Any help/thoughts on this is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Manso
 

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