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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 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?

How do you configure the WakeMyPC Agent?



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 via a simple wbe UI 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 2008 Server or later. Small and test installations of the server software may be performed on workstation platforms such as Windows Vista and later. The software supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems and will automatically run in 64-bit mode if available.

The automatic data collection agent software currently supports the following platforms:
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7/8.x/10.0 (32-bit and 64-bit platforms)
  • Windows Server 2008 and later

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


What is WakeMyPC Agent?

WakeMyPC Agent is an optional component for use with WakeMyPC Server Enterprise Edition. The agent automatically collects relevant workstation information from Windows PCs 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.


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 principal 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. It is intended for system administrators and requires some networking knowledge to operate.


How do you configure the WakeMyPC Agent?

The WakeMyPC agent is configured using Windows® Group Policy or direct registry settings. The settings are easy to understand and are fully documented in the Administrator Guide.