Solved How to Shutdown but not Power Off

Microsoft Windows small business server...
March 7, 2012 at 18:09:42
Specs: Windows Small Business Server 2011 standard
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard is installed on my server.
I want to shutdown the server but not power off after the shutdown.

Does anybody know how to do it ?

Thanks.


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March 8, 2012 at 23:35:56
Ah, real servers are a little different as they are designed to run 24/7. I think your best option is to talk to Dell support and see what they recommend.

Have you tried setting "AC Power Recovery" to "On" in the Bios "System Security Settings" screen? This should power the server up automatically when power is applied (as opposed to "Last" which will only power up if the server was running when power was lost).

Is there a reason that you need to power off each night? You will be saving a little on power but will probably reduce the working life of your server.



#1
March 7, 2012 at 19:20:55
Why do you want to do that? If you shutdown the OS, there is no reason to leave the power applied.

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#2
March 8, 2012 at 07:01:54
Of course there is a reason.

My UPS is scheduled to power off at 10:00pm and to power on at 6:00am.
If the computer was shutdown and powered off, it will not power on automatically when the UPS restore the power.

I did that before with Windows NT4. But now, I have a new system, Windows Server 2008 ans Small Business Server 2011, and I don't know how to let the system shutdown without power off.


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#3
March 8, 2012 at 07:31:40
Why not just set the computer to power on at 6:10am? It's a BIOS setting on most computers.

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#4
March 8, 2012 at 12:59:32
Yes I already look at the BIOS setup. But there is no way to schedule a time for computer to power on automatically.

My server is a DELL PowerEdge R410. Its BIOS doesn't allow to do this.

(For Your Information: My workstation, a DELL Dimension, does allow a schedule for automatic power on).

RP


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March 8, 2012 at 23:35:56
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Ah, real servers are a little different as they are designed to run 24/7. I think your best option is to talk to Dell support and see what they recommend.

Have you tried setting "AC Power Recovery" to "On" in the Bios "System Security Settings" screen? This should power the server up automatically when power is applied (as opposed to "Last" which will only power up if the server was running when power was lost).

Is there a reason that you need to power off each night? You will be saving a little on power but will probably reduce the working life of your server.


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