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.