I would have expected that such behaviour would be controlled at a lower level than the application and therefore be transparent.
At thend of the day though, you may just have to test it to see.
There are 2 ways that I can recommend you do to achive this task. Know that I am not going into water down details but simply how to do it or what to do .
Theory one use the Wake up Lan Feature:
- Enable Wake-on-LAN in Your BIOS, then Enable Wake on Lan in windows. To enable Wake on LAN in Windows you must
- right click the My Computer icon then click on Device Manager (note if its windows xp you find Device Manger in the Hardware tab),
- Find your network card in the list, right click it and select the propeties,
- Got to the Power Management tab , tick the checkbox right next to Allow this device to wake up the computer.
- After that Head to the advanced tab and look for , Wake up from Shutdown entry which should be at the end of the list then change to on.
- After that in the Advance settings still Look for Wake Up Capabilities set the value to Magic Packet.
- After pressing the OK button you would be ready to use the Wake ON LAN feature which would wake the computer up taking it out of its power saving sate (had disk asleep etc)
If your using Mcafee ePO 4.5 and higher there is a product you can use called ePO Deep Command in which it provides and secure, remote security management access to PCs that may be powered off or disabled. ePO Deep Command utilizes the Intel® vPro™ Active Management Technology (AMT) to achive this task. Using Intel vPro AMT, ePO Deep Command enables secure remote access regardless of the PC’s power or encrypted state so that security administrators can remotely remediate compromised systems, enable energy-saving initiatives, wake systems.
If you already have the product and never use it i suggest you deploy it and use it for its an highly usefull product.