Windows – remote desktop while computer’s in power saving mode

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Will remote desktop still work when Windows has turned off the hard drive? Can I still login remotely?

Best Answer

Yes, the computer should spin up the disk and allow you to remote in.

However, if the computer is suspended or hibernated, it will not.

The most important thing to do is test. Many computers, hardware, and OSs have different definitions of sleep/suspend/hibernate/etc. Be sure to test out how they work on your PC to see if certain options do/dont work for you.

Another thing to look into is wake-on-lan functionality (WoL).