I have a backup server and client both running Windows 10. I have setup the server to wakeup on LAN and confirmed that it works. I mapped a network drive on the client and setup a Windows backup but the client doesn't wake up the backup server on it's own without user intervention. What am I doing wrong?

  • WOL does not work just by trying to acces a PC. It needs a special magic packet to be received. Therefore in your backup task you have to first execute a program/script that sends this WOL magic packet to the client. – Robert Jan 28 at 7:44

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