Power Management policy turns ON computers then turns them OFF because "Wake Up Devices" box is automatically checked in the Scheduled task properties

Version 6

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    Endpoint Manager 9.5

    Issue

     

        VIDEO: Power Management - Wake up devices box

     

    When creating a Power Management policy that powers ON your devices and scheduling it, the "Wake Up Devices" box is automatically checked into the generated task's properties.

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    This causes your devices to be powered ON but then after that, powered OFF by the "Wake Up Devices" feature.

     

    Resolution

     

        VIDEO: Power Management - FIX - Wake Up Devices box checked

     

    First, open your database, and go into the table dbo.LD_TASK and find our generated task with its ID:

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    The main task has the LD_TASK_IDN 43, but the one that is generated and we want to modify has the LD_TASK_IDN 44

     

    What we will do is to modify that task's behavior into the SQL database by executing this command:

     

        UPDATE YOURDATABASENAME.dbo.LD_TASK SET TASK_WAKE_MACHINES = 0 WHERE LD_TASK_IDN = 44

     

    Because the task generates other tasks with the same ID when powering ON a device, this command will actually disable the "Wake Up Devices" feature for our tasks.

     

    You should now have your Power Management Policy working.