My desktop computer is in my home and I'm in a travel to other cities. I want to access my desktop by remote desktop function in Windows in case I have to retrieve the files in the desktop.
There are no other people in my home, so the simplest method - ask my family member to turn on the computer and tell me the ip- doesn't work.
To save energy, I don't want the desktop be powered on all the time. I can set BIOS of the desktop to periodically powered on and use other methods to hibernate it.
My desktop obtains Internet ip address, which is dymanicaly allocated. As long as I get the ip, I can access the computer. My account in the desktop is protected by password.
I need a solution that when my desktop starts up or wakes up, it runs "sendip.exe", which will send the ip to my email box.
Someone says to build a service. I think it may be overkill.
Someone says to use Task Scheduler and attach task to system events. It looks promising but I don't know exactly which events(startup and wakeup) to attach.
The OS of the desktop is Windows 7.