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 […]
Lights-Out 2.0 introduces many new features and concepts. Some of these features are more obvious and some are a little bit hidden. A new step by step blog series starts tomorrow and walks you through all the features step by step. We will show you all hidden gems and what you can do with them. […]
After more than 1 year of development, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of Lights-Out 2.0 on November 11, 2016! This is a major release and brings a wealth of long awaited new features to our users. To name the three most important features and changes: 1. New calendar with server and client […]
Lights-Out 1.6.1 has been released today. This is primarily a bug fix update which fixes some Windows 10 issues. We also added official support for Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).
This post discusses several solutions to fix the “service is not running” error message seen on a Lights-Out server or a Lights-Out Client.
There are two different sources for this error. First an internal program error which crashes the service. This type of error should be reported to support and is not discussed here. Secondly a service which fails to start within the standard 30 seconds limit. This happens after a (re)-boot of your machine and is handled in this post.