Apple Remote Desktop - Starting Up a Computer

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Starting Up a Computer

Apple Remote Desktop can start up clients that support lights-out management (LOM).
Unlike waking up computers, this does not rely on the wakeonlan network packet,
allowing you to start computers on a different subnet.

By default, after selecting a computer list with at least one client that supports LOM, a
new status column named “LOM Status” appears. The LOM status shows which of your
clients support LOM, and if they’re configured to allow LOM administration.

The LOM status can be:

To start up a computer:


Select a computer list in the Remote Desktop window.


If you’re trying to start up a computer with a LOM status of “Access Denied,” select the
computer and choose File > Get Info. In Attributes, click Edit. Enter the administrator’s
name and password for LOM, and click Done.

By default, the LOM administrator’s name and password is the same as the one used for
Remote Desktop Management. However, you can use the Get Info window to change
the LOM administrator’s name and password.


Select one or more computers from the list with a current status of “Powered Off.”


Choose Manage > Power On.


Click Power On.

LOM Status



The client supports LOM and is configured for administration. You
can only start up clients with a LOM status of “Available.”

Not Configured

The client supports LOM, but is not configured for administration.

Access Denied

The client supports LOM, but your login name or password is


The client supports LOM, but is not reachable over the network.


The client does not support LOM.


It is not yet known if the client supports LOM.

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Chapter 8

Administering Client Computers