configure WOL machine action
I know there is a full dedicated section to doing WOL but I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to configure it as a "machine action". I find myself frequently needing to wake machines and it would be nice to be able to do it from the inventory section and not have to go to the WOL area each time.
Sure, with third party software (which can be called via command line) to perform the WOL action from the machine you use to trigger the actions. You can configure anything as a machine action as long as it's a valid command on the computer you're on when you trigger it. You're going to be stuck using Internet Explorer though.
I set this up with WakeMeOnLan (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html).
The machine action is "\\server\sharepath\WakeMeOnLan\WakeMeOnLan.exe" /wakeup KACE_HOST_IP
The bummer about using a 3rd party utility is there has to be a reference file with MACS & IPs. So in this case you have to manually scan your subnets so they are stored in the .cfg file. But it works.