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Solved Is there any softwares or devices to auto start a server

December 31, 2012 at 09:33:52
Specs: Windows 7

Is there any way to auto start a server without hitting the power cord ? Although we have a UPS to suport our server to work for 1 hour after the blackout. but during the weeking the blackout is over the UPS can cover. The server had been shutdown, I need to come over the office to hit the power cord to start the server. Is there a way to auto start the server without hitting the power cord ?

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#1
December 31, 2012 at 09:41:45

In the bios there is a setting to power on after a power outage.

Unfortunantly once the ups goes off it will never detect the power has been restored until the ups has been turned on again.

Your ups should not be set to last 1hour. This infers its not a smart ups with a serial/usb cable going to the server with software to gracefully shut the server down. In a power outage you only want the server up long enough to shutdown gracefully. After all you don't have ups's on all the network equipment and workstations which means all communication is cut off anyway.

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#2
December 31, 2012 at 10:13:58

Hi Wanderer,
Thanks for your reply, our ups did shutdown the server correctly. But after that, I need to be in the office to hit the power cord to start the server. It really bothered me.
You mean the server can be started after a power outage by setting the bios ? Is there any link as a reference for the setting ?

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#3
December 31, 2012 at 10:28:36
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Being hooked up to a ups there is no way for the server to know the power have come back on since it would not detect the power on again since there is a ups between it and the power supply.

Every bios is a little different but this should get you started
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Ac power loss restart is the setting you would use in this particular bios.

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#4
December 31, 2012 at 11:11:12

thanks for the link, this is what I'm looking for, will start from here, thanks a lot!

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#5
December 31, 2012 at 11:14:58

Thanks, this is for I'm looking for, thanks a lot!

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