Wake-On-Lan has been a great feature for IT administrators, as it allows them to quickly connect to remote machines without needing to be physically present at the location to switch on the power button and perform management or maintenance tasks. Surface never included this functionality, even though these devices have been designed from business environment. However, Microsoft is now bringing Wake-On-Lan support to Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, as long they’re connected to a wired network connection using Surface Ethernet adapter, Surface Dock, or Surface Docking Station for Surface Pro 3. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable Wake-On-LAN support on Surface devices running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and higher.

How to enable Wake-On-Lan on Surface

In order to be able to remotely turn on a Surface device, you must install a new driver update for the Surface Ethernet adapter that is part of the Surface Tools for IT. Once you completed the steps, you must have your Surface device connected to AC power and connected to the network using the Surface Ethernet adapter. Download SurfaceWOL Surface Wake On Lan Setup Then you can use a PowerShell script, Windows Store app, or other third-party tool, such as the old SolarWinds to Wake-On-Lan on using your Surface MAC address (You can find the MAC address of your Surface opening Command Prompt and using the ipconfig /all command). All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.