Allow MECM to wake a computer from modern/connected standby
As more and more computers move to using S0 (modern/connected standby) our ability as MECM admins to perform maintenance on them becomes more difficult. In the past we could deploy power profiles with set wakeup times that corresponded to our maintenance windows. These do not work, by design, with S0 devices. Native Windows Updates can wake a computer from this state, but MECM cannot. This makes trying to do any deployments/updates/etc during a MW very difficult.
• MECM needs the ability to wake a computer from modern standby.
• We can't maintain our computers during our specified maintenance windows because they are often in a modern/connected standby state. There is no reliable way of preventing this. This prevents basic functionally of MECM.
• WOL is not an option because these are remote VPN computers. Further, even for on-prem WOL is problematic at best.
• Disabling modern standby is not an option because the hardware likely supports no other power states. This is confirmed in the MS Doc here:
“Modern Standby is only available on some SoC systems. When it's supported, the system does not support S1-S3.”
The Wake Up functionality MECM does not work if computer is in a "Deep Sleep". NIC is still active, as AMT/vPro still function, and other wake tools are able to wake pc.