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Lights-Out 2 includes two new monitoring functions. You can now monitor power requests and user activity on the server. Let’s look at each in detail. Monitoring power requests Power requests are used by Windows internal power management. A driver, a service or an application can inform the operating system that there is activity. This is […]
The current blog post is our closing post on the calendar topic. It describes how to import calendar data coming from an external source, such as a media center plug-ins. This is a more demanding post and a topic for advanced users. If you used Lights-Out 1.x together with a media center software like MediaPortal, […]
Calendar groups is another new feature in Lights-Out 2.0. In this blog post we will give you an introduction into this new feature. Calendar groups depend on your license, have a look at the feature matrix to find out how many groups are supported in each edition. Calendar groups are used for two purposes: Group […]
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 […]