Lights-Out 3 for Windows and Synology has arrived!
We are happy to release Lights-Out 3 for Windows and Synology today. In this new major version we are breaking new ground. Lights-Out 3 runs on Windows servers and now also on Synology‘s popular NAS systems. This finally fulfills an often expressed wish of former Windows-Home-Server users. As a result, they can now enjoy the same functionality on a Synology NAS. In this blog post I will give a very brief introduction into the new features.
But that’s not all! In addition, there are also new features in the management console and on the client computer side. Lights-Out 3 supports Windows, Linux and macOS with identical functionality with a uniform software. In this blog post I will give a very brief introduction into the new features.
Firstly the console. The console is the central place to manage your computers and network devices. There are new commands to manage a computer via ‘Remote Desktop’ or TeamViewer. You can also connect to a device via Browser. The screenshot for example, shows all 3 possible management actions.
Secondly the new client software. The client software now provides the same feature set on all supported platforms: Windows, Linux and macOS. Here we see the Lights-Out tray application on Ubuntu Linux.
The context menu position and style depends on the operating system. It contains the same features (top Linux, bottom Windows):
Thirdly the server. Lights-Out 3 adds official support for Windows Server 2019 and 2019 Essentials. Older systems, like Server 2008 R2 and Windows-Home-Server 2011, are still supported!
Lights-Out 3 runs on Synology NAS systems with DSM 6.x. Entry level models, like the J-series are not recommended. We recommend to use the Value- or Plus models, like DS218+ or DS718+ and higher.