Which of these would be a common use of Wake on LAN?
A) Clear the screen saver so the desktop is accessible
B) Prevent the hard drive from spinning down
C) Patch the operating system during non-work hours
D) Move the computer to a high-speed VLAN
E) Automatically grind and brew the morning coffee
The answer: C) Patch the operating system during non-work hours
Wake on LAN is used to “wake” a system out of a suspended session to provide remote administration. With WoL, network administrators can push out updates and patches while the rest of the organization is out of the office. When an update is not required, the computer systems remain in a suspended mode, saving power and ongoing wear to the computer.
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