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Ok neewb here with Lights out trouble pleae help


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ok so i have been using the community edition of whs 2011 lights out and i fell in love with the little tab that shows me my money saved. I have it monitering network load 15%> and cpu load 10%> so basicaly if i have anything going on i am covered but i am soooooo stummped on getting the calender up and running. I have schedueld backups and file syncs that go at midnight everyday in this order, Server C: drive backup (+bare metal) to my online raid 5 and then at 12:30 once that is done i have a sync setup to an offline raid 1 of all my important stuff. Basicaly i want to use lights out calender to turn my server on at midnight and go back to sleep at 1:00am , i tried my best to set it up without bothering you guys but i can not get it to work, it literaly does nothing!!!!! WOL works great though! thanks in advance i know i sound like a crabby schoolgirl but if it helps you help me know that i just did two tours in afghanistan with the usmc to help keep things like this in the land of the free! again thanks for your time.

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Semper Fi to you as well! And happy birthday. Thanks for the reply and the information it helped me gain insight on how I would go about solving my problem. I am going to experiment with always on during configured back up times. If I set that is there a way to get it to wake up without any client computers? I just want a backup of the server.

 

Didn't expect to find many devil dogs on the forums. Its kinda nice!

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No please don't leave us alone, at least not until I get my server working....

 

No this environment is not virtual, all physical. I am exploring a lot of options including using my phone to send a wol packet automatically haha. I wish I could find a way to have my server just do it.

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Cool. Just didn't want to interfere with a USMC bromance :D

 

You should be able to wake up your server as easily as creating a Scheduled Task to run at a specific time.

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So under server management or are you talking about something else? If I schedule a task and the server is suspended it will wake up?

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It could be a scheduled task that lites off the .exe for LightsOut

 

That should work.

 

So under server management or are you talking about something else? If I schedule a task and the server is suspended it will wake up?

 

Not under Server Management. From the Start Menu, go to Administrative Tools, then Task Scheduler.

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