Wake on LAN (or WOL) is the ability to power up your computer remotely when you are not in the office. Here at the University we use a system called Wolserv. Below is a quick guide to using the service. You can also download this guide to using Wake On LAN
To use this feature you must first register your PC (please note you can only have one PC registered at a time).
First you will need to visit the WOL website :
If you are off campus and need to “wake up” your computer you will first need to start the VPN client installed on your home computer.
Having successfully connected the VPN, or if you are on campus you will then need to wake up the PC by again visiting the WOL website :
To turn off your office PC remotely, within the Remote Desktop window select the Start button and select Windows Security (this has the same function of pressing Alt, Ctrl and Delete if you were physically at the computer). A menu will open with such options as Lock WorkStation, Log Off and Shut Down. Select Shut Down and your PC will shut down and your remote session will be terminated.