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When Wake On LAN Won't Start

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By Rob Yamry

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Posted: 25 Jun 2004

We're using NetWare 6 SP 4, ZENWorks for Desktops 4.0.1. The problem is, when ZENworks WOL Service tries to start, it stops abnormally and reports the error: "The server DN is null. Wake On Lan service stopping abnormally."

I discovered that the reason for this error is that the "Host Server" attribute is missing or has been deleted on the WOLService object.

Solution: In ConsoleOne, open the properties of "ServerName_WOLService" object, click Other tab, click Add, select Host Server, enter the DN name of the server that the WOL service is running, stop and restart WOL service.

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