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dsme

Hi,

 

I have Windows Server 2008 installed on my microserver and I want it to sleep when inactive to save energy. I have enabled WOL. I had a search but I didn't really come across what I was looking for. 

 

Thanks

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ikon

What video driver are you using on Server 2008? Besides hardware support for Sleep, the video driver has to support Sleep.

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HellDiverUK

I've never been able to get the Gen8 to sleep properly.  The Gen7 was great at it, I had no problems at all with it sleeping in WHS2011.  As soon as a client tried to connect, up it came.  Gen8, good luck.

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Drashna Jaelre

Yeah, the board has to support it. A lot of server and workstation boards outright don't.

 

And even if they do... it can be unstable, at best.

 

 

But you need to make sure you have the proper (non-generic microsoft) drivers installed to even get the option.

And check the bios/firmware to make sure it allows sleep (S3 ideally).

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dsme

Hi all, thanks for your replies. I have an N36 Gen 7 with generic drivers installed (I haven't downloaded any drivers from the HP website). I'm looking to save energy, although it doesn't use much, there isn't any point in using extra energy when it isn't getting used. 

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