Magic WOL Add-In Released

by Nigel Wilks on December 24, 2010 · 2 comments

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Christian Johnson from Maplegrove Partners, Authors of the “Microsoft Security Essentials Notifier for Windows Home Server” Add-In has let us know that he has now released a new Add-In for Windows Home Server – “Magic WOL”.

Here is what Christian had to say: -

Magic WOL is a client-less add-in that allows you to wake up computers from your console, but more importantly from  your remote website. Utilizing AJAX to get content without a page refresh, the remote site seamlessly wakes up and lets you know when PCs are online for RDP.  Allowing you to monitor and wake PCs connected to WHS, as well as one’s on your network that aren’t connected to your WHS, it is a simple solution for WOL on the remote site. Hopefully, this is another step towards keeping the WHS v1 add-in community active.

I encourage you to visit the link below to try out the addin, and write about your experiences with it. As with “MSEN”, full support will be offered via the Maplegrove Partners support page, as well as the forums

Maplegrove are offering this Add-In as a free trial for 30 days and then $7.00 if you wish to continue using it.

Both Alex and myself helped Christian out during the early stages of this Add-In so it’s great to see it released, give it a try and let us know what you think.

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I'm a Technical Architect based in the UK predominantly working on Windows Server and Active Directory based solutions. I'm also a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and moderator/author at I've released the FirePlay for Windows Home Server, WHS PHP Installer, MySql Installer for WHS and Wordpress Installer for WHS Add-Ins as well as co-author of the SanEncore and WHS Health Add-Ins with Alex Kuretz.


Todd December 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Terrific idea. I was surprised that this capability wasn’t already available when I first used the remote console. Will absolutely give it a try.

Josh December 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm

This is available through many custom router firmware interfaces, such as Tomato, which combined with DDNS and remote ssl connections that can be set up in the same interface, have this same functionality and cost nothing.

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