Month: October 2022

Wake-on-LAN using PowerShell

Wake-on-LAN and the Magic Packet The format of a Wake-on-LAN (WOL) magic packet is defined as a byte array with 6 bytes of value 255 (0xFF) and 16 repetitions of the target machine‚Äôs 48-bit (6-byte) MAC address. (See Wikipedia article) Wake-on-LAN works by broadcasting the magic packet to all network devices in a network. The…



Chocolatey on Windows

Introduction Chocolatey is a Windows counterpart to the Linux apt package manager or yum package manager. The software offers a CLI-based package installation and management in Windows with the community-maintained package repository. In this tutorial, you will learn to install Chocolatey on Windows 10 and learn basic Chocolatey commands. Prerequisites Windows 7+/Windows 2003+ (including Server Core, but excluding…