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Today we will look at client computer schedules. While these are similar to server schedules from yesterday’s blog post, client computers have some additional start and end actions. These give you more control to better save energy. Creating client computer schedules Start your management console or dashboard and open the calendar tab. Click on “Add […]
Yesterday we started with calendar basics. Today we will create our first server schedules. We will also explore the available start and end actions in this bog post. Creating server schedules Start your management console or dashboard and open the calendar tab. Click on “Add new item to calendar”. Then select the server as target […]
Lights-Out 2.0 introduces a completely redesigned, new calendar. We will look at all the new calendar functions in the next 4 days of our step-by-step series. Let’s start first with an overview on the new calendar user interface. Open the Management console or Dashboard. Then click on the tab “Calendar”. Calendar user interface There is […]
Lights-Out handles 3 different device types: Computers, network devices and mobile equipment. Today we learn more about these different device types. How do these 3 types differ? Computers includes Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh machines which are connected to your server using a Lights-Out client software. A computer without client software is therefore treated as […]
We’re on day 6 of our Lights-Out step-by-step series. Yesterday we started to explore the management tools. And today we will have a first look at the second tab, called runtime chart. Furthermore, you will learn how to customize the diagram and the colors. The runtime chart visualizes recorded run-times of your devices. Run-time is […]
In today’s blog post we will have a look at the new status tab of the Lights-Out 2.0 user interface. It doesn’t matter if you use the Lights-Out Management Console of the Dashboard. Finally, we will reveal a hidden feature which allows you to customize the appearance of the status tab. The Status Tab The […]
In this part of our step-by-step series about Lights-Out we will take a first look at the management tools. Lights-Out supports two user interfaces for managing Lights-Out: The Lights-Out Management Console and the Dashboard. A Dashboard exists only on Windows Server Essentials and on Windows Home Server. The Lights-Out Management Console on the other hand […]
Now that our server is up and running, we will connect client computers to the server. This is done by a client installation. Lights-Out requires a client software package to control and monitor client computers. The required installers can now be downloaded from our server. Downloading installers Open your browser of choice and navigate to […]
Yesterday we started with our first server installation. As part of that installation, we created and configuration certificates. Today we will look at this step in more detail. You should also have a look at the online help section about SSL certificates. First of all, we will discuss why we need certificates. Why do I […]
Let’s start with our new step by step series about Lights-Out. Today we will have a look at the server installation. If you are migrating from an existing version 1, be sure to read about the migration details in the online manual. The installer will automatically import your old settings, if you want to start […]