Allow an option to wake up laptop computers
With ConfigMgr you have an option to wake up desktop computers on a specific time. The similar option is needed for laptops. This is especially important in school environment where student laptop are in carts. Student take a laptop from a cart and return it after the class. The problem is that you cannot update those devices when they are in the cart, because they are laptops. Please add an option (that is not selected by default) to allow wake up also laptops.
Liam Livingstone commented
To wake up a computer or the monitor from sleep or hibernate, move the mouse or press any key on the keyboard. If this does not work, press the power button to wake up the computer. NOTE: Monitors will wake up from sleep mode as soon as they detect a video signal from the computer.
Ryan Engatrom commented
Are you thinking wake on wlan, or are the laptops in a cart connected to a network cable also? Our charging carts have an option for a 1u switch and are wired with a network cable for each laptop, but we've never used as it is hard enough to get the student to properly connect the power cord.
Christoph Voigt commented
That's an interesting idea.
Afaik ConfigMgr uses WOL (Wake on LAN) to achieve the wakeup - which is possible because desktops and their NICs are still connected to power. But with laptops you'll usually end up either in Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown states. As far as I remember only standby is able to supply (a tiny bit of) power to hardware functions (including your WiFi functionality) - not including Modern/Connected Standby options (which the hardware also must support).
Looking at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/wi-fi-power-management-for-modern-standby-platforms and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/modern-standby-wake-sources I think there is an option to send a WOL package to devices in "Connected sleep" mode, but you'd also have to enforce this mode for your laptops and prevent students from completely shutting down the system.