Set Network Adapter Power Management settings

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 15 May 2014 / Last Updated on 15 May 2014]

How to use Windows PowerShell to configure Network Adapter Power Management Settings.

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to configure Network Adapter Power Management Settings.

Question: You have a Windows 8.1 computer and want to configure the Wake on Magic Packet setting for a specific network adapter. How can you do this?

Answer: Assuming the network adapter is named Ethernet, use the Set-NetAdapterPowerManagement function and specify the name and the appropriate value. The command appears here;

Set-NetAdapterPowerManagement -name ethernet -WakeOnMagicPacket Enabled

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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