5.9. Does EEM work with Windows 8?

Windows 8 introduces a new behaviour during normal shutdown where the network adaptor is disabled. This means that if a user shuts down their machine via this route, it will not be possible to use EEM to wake up the system (including, for example, for HFS backups). Instead, the user would need to suspend or hibernate the system. This should be considered during any large-scale Windows 8 deployments on EEM-supported networks.

The Microsoft support documentation includes an article about this issue, available at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2776718. However, please note that the workarounds on this page do not directly enable wakeups following shutdown.

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