Downloads of v 1.87:


Last Update:

05 Jan 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer


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1.87 | Updated: 05 Jan 2021



Downloads of v 1.87:



Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer

WakeMeOnLan 1.87

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To install WakeMeOnLan, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WakeMeOnLan, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WakeMeOnLan, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade wakemeonlan -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade wakemeonlan -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure wakemeonlan installed
    name: wakemeonlan
    state: present
    version: 1.87
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'wakemeonlan' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.87'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: wakemeonlan,
    Version: 1.87,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wakemeonlan
   Name     = 'wakemeonlan'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.87'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'wakemeonlan':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.87',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install wakemeonlan version="1.87" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 09 Jan 2021.


Wake Me On LAN

This utility allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending
Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet to the remote computers.

When your computers are turned on, WakeMeOnLan allows you to scan your network, and
collect the MAC addresses of all your computers, and save the computers list into a file.

Later, when your computers are turned off or in standby mode, you can use the stored
computers list to easily choose the computer you want to turn on, and then turn on all
these computers with a single click.

WakeMeOnLan also allows you to turn on a computer from command-line, by specifying the
computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.

Package-specific issue

If this package isn't up-to-date for some days, Create an issue

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$url = ''
$checksum = '35cae0c696df04104edcbb4f6bab40316152294cbaac70dcdeca6538e1edd9ad'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
#$url64 = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
#$checksum64 = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
#$checksumType64 = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

Set-Content -Path ("$installFile.gui") `
            -Value $null

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WakeMeOnLan 1.86 651 Saturday, August 1, 2020 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.84 2180 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.83 985 Sunday, February 18, 2018 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.82 371 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.81 522 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.79 450 Sunday, April 30, 2017 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.75 563 Saturday, March 19, 2016 Approved
WakeMeOnLan 1.73 380 Monday, February 1, 2016 Approved


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