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

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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