Is it normal that power status is batteries??

Microsoft Windows server 2003
December 21, 2009 at 02:46:57
Specs: Windows 2003
Hi guys,

hopefully just a quick one, I'm working with a server here that is connected to a Belkin UPS and I'm just wondering is it normal for the server to show the current power status as 'batteries'?? This never caused an issue until I recently created a batch file and scheduled it to run overnight but it never ran and it wasn't until I checked the properties of the scheduled task that I found a checkbox that says not to run the task if the computer is running on batteries. I have just unchecked this box and am now assuming it will run okay but I'm just wondering is this the norm??

Thanks for looking!


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#1
December 21, 2009 at 04:05:42
These batteries refer to the batteries in a laptop computer, not the batteries of a UPS.

UPS batteries are only designed to last a short time so in the event of a power failure the batteries supply enough power to do a graceful shutdown. You certainly wouldn't want to start a new task while running on UPS batteries - the chances are it would never complete.

As you are not using a laptop, the run on batteries option is irrelevant.

Stuart


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#2
December 21, 2009 at 05:47:56
Hi Stuart, thanks for your reply, I'm still a little confuddled though, is it normal then that this win 2003 server is saying thats it's power status is batteries. In power options when I click on the battery icon it says the battery name is UPS. I'm still not sure why or if it should be displaying that the power is batteries....?!

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#3
December 21, 2009 at 06:05:34
Probably some peculiarity of your UPS. It is probably just telling you that the battery is fully charged and in good condition and ready to go. I can not imagine any computer, let alone a server, running on UPS batteries for any length of time.

Stuart


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