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WakeMyPC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following sections answer some of the most common questions about WakeMyPC:

What is WakeMyPC? Does it work on Apple Macs and Linux?

Why does some of the documentation refer to WakeMAN? What is WakeMAN?

Which platforms support WakeMyPC?

What is the difference between WakeMyPC Lite Server and WakeMyPC Enterprise Server?

What is WakeMyPC Agent?

What happens when the evaluation WakeMyPC product key expires?

Is there any limit on trial/evaluation deployment?

What is the relationship between WakeMyPC and PowerMAN/MON?

What is WolMAN?



What is WakeMyPC? Does it work on Apple Macs and Linux?

WakeMyPC a web-based Wake-on-LAN (WoL) gateway service. The software allows users to wake workstations using familiar computer and user names. The software uses a variety of network techniques to transparently support WoL in almost all networks.

Yes, WakeMyPC can also be used to wake-up Apple Mac and Linux-based workstations


Why does some of the documentation refer to WakeMAN? What is WakeMAN?

During development WakeMyPC was known as WakeMAN. This is because the software is grew from the PowerMAN product family. The software was renamed prior to commercial release. Data Synergy products have a tradition of using the MAN suffix.


Which platforms support WakeMyPC?

WakeMyPC will operate with any workstation (PC, Mac, Linux based etc) that supports the Wake-on-LAN (WoL) specification. Almost all modern computers support WoL.

The server software requires a computer running Windows 2003 Server or later. Small and test installations of the server software may be performed on workstation platforms such as Windows XP and later. The software is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit formats.

The automatic data collection agent software currently supports the following platforms:
  • Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit and 64-bit platforms)
  • Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008, Windows 2012 Server (32-bit and 64-bit platforms)

If you need to know more information about the product technical requirements please contact contact Technical Support.


What is the difference between WakeMyPC Lite Server and WakeMyPC Enterprise Server?

WakeMyPC is available in two editions:

WakeMyPC Lite Server is a basic product providing manual workstation wake-up only. The product does not include any persistent data storage (database) and therefore workstation technical details must be manually entered and then either stored in an Internet browser bookmark or re-entered on a subsequent occasion. This product is ideal for small scale deployments and Wake-On-LAN testing. Lite Server is available as a free download and does not include any technical support.

WakeMyPC Enterprise Server is a fully featured enterprise-class product providing:
  • Ad-hoc workstation wake-up based upon computer name, recent user name
  • Ad-hoc workstation wake-up by workstation group
  • Scheduled workstation wake-up compatible with the Windows Task Scheduler
  • Persistent workstation information storage database – avoiding manual re-input
  • Optional integration with Data Synergy PowerMAN and PowerMAN Enterprise Server
  • Optional workstation agent to automatically gather and update workstation information

What is WakeMyPC Agent?

WakeMyPC Agent is an optional component for use with WakeMyPC Server Enterprise Edition. The agent automatically collects relevant workstation information and periodically uploads it to the WakeMyPC Server. This optional component avoids the need to manually populate the WakeMyPC Enterprise Server with workstation information and also ensures that this information is always current. The WakeMyPC Agent is designed to impose minimal demands upon the enterprise network and will typically upload information that has changed since the last upload. WakeMyPC Agent is not available with WakeMyPC Lite Server.


What happens when the evaluation WakeMyPC product key expires?

WakeMyPC evaluation product keys are designed to expire. When this happens the WakeMyPC website ceases to function and the agent (if installed) stops updating workstation information.

There is no user pop-up when the product key expires and the process is transparent to the user.


Is there any limit on trial/evaluation deployment?

We are confident WakeMyPC will be easy for you to deploy, will revolutionise the way your users work remotely, and greatly enhance the savings from your energy management strategy. To demonstrate this we offer a standard 30 day evaluation of the full Enterprise Server product. The trial allows you to deploy WakeMyPC to any number of computers. If you need longer to evaluate the product are we happy to extend the period if required.


What is the relationship between WakeMyPC and PowerMAN/MON?

WakeMyPC is a web-based Wake-On-LAN gateway. It allows users to wake a workstation that is in a low-power mode. The principle use for WakeMyPC is to maximize the benefits of workstation power management by allowing workstations to be remotely accessed whenever necessary. This removes a significant barrier to effective power management and delivers enhanced energy savings. WakeMyPC is an ideal companion to any power management initiative.

Data Synergy’s PowerMAN product is an ideal companion for any WakeMyPC deployment. PowerMAN is an advanced software product giving organisations of all sizes a simple and effective solution to manage PC running costs.


What is WolMAN?

WolMAN is a free command-line tool used to debug Wake-On-LAN.