Michael Taylor wrote:
yes the issue is with 8.1 only, this pc used to have windows 7 and worked fine. it have since installed windows 8 and 8.1 (performed fresh installs not upgrade). I can wake up all my other windows 7 pc's without a problem.
when I send wake on lan to 8.1 pc the system wakes, yes monitor and login screen are fully working. the system is on dhcp but the ip doesn't change. I use hostname to connect not ip (name resolution is ok) the service is started after waking up but if I restart the service and then try to connect it works, but I need to restart the service first even though its already started.
unfortunately I decided to go back to windows 7 and reinstall windows 7 on that pc... to be honest if you say you don't have issues and/or cant reproduce this specific issue, I believe you. its probably something with the operating system. there are lots of issues I see with windows 8 and 8.1 not related to remote utilites so its most likely a Microsoft issue or some other OS related issue. I have issues with some drivers, built in video app, homegroup anomalies, skydrive integration etc... windows 8 and 8.1 in my opinion is a POS.
but I do love remote utilites. works great on all my other pc's
As a last resort, try to reinstall the Host altogether, the newest version (220.127.116.11). Who knows, maybe that will resolve the issue since I can't imagine what it might be that causes it.