Lights-Out for Server Essentials

Lights-Out for Windows Server Essentials includes the common features shared by all versions.

It integrates seamlessly into Windows Server Essentials Dashboard and supports all Essentials features like client backup or remote web access.

This edition is the perfect choice for all Microsoft Essential Server products or Servers with the Essentials Role.

Seamless integration

Lights-Out integrates into Windows Server Essentials Dashboard you use for your every day server management tasks.

It extends the USERS tab and provides a LIGHTS-OUT tab. You benefit from a central management tool and a well known user interface!

Lights-Out makes use of Windows Server Essentials infrastructure for client deployment. You do not need to deploy the client software yourself. That’s all handled automatically for you!

Remote Web Access

Lights-Out extends the Remote Web Access Page with a panel to quickly wake computers. Simply log into your server, no need to set-up and configure additional tools.

An additional computer page allows remote standby and wake-up of computers.

You decide who gets access to these features! Deny or allow access to the Lights-Out panes in Dashboard USERS tab.

Known Essentials Features

Lights-Out prevents a Server standby or performs a wake-up on all Essentials Operations like

  • Server backup
  • Client backup
  • Client Restore
  • Shadow copies
  • Backup cleanup
  • Backup consistency checks

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016 Essentials (Windows Server Technical Preview 2)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter with Essentials Role
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Essentials
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
Windows Home Server 2011