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Windows Server 2003 issues?
10-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Post: #1
Windows Server 2003 issues?
hello, how can i do a, automatic startup in windows server 2003? like if the system turns off accidentally in the night, how to turn it on automatically by the system config, with any person beign there to do it manually?
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10-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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Make sure it doesn't turn off. Lock it in a special room. Add a UPS.

There's nothing you can set in windows that will automagically turn it back on. If it's off there's nothing running.
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10-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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There is no way to get Windows Server itself to turn on a computer automatically. After all, an operating system can't do anything if there's no power going to it.

What you want to do is modify the system BIOS to power the computer back up anytime it shuts down. I've included a link to s site with a nice video presentation to show you exactly how to do this.

Another option is to install a high-end series UPS, such as the nicer ones from APC. Some of those have the ability to reboot computers when they have lost power.

Good luck!!

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10-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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Go into the BIOS settings for your server. There should be a power setting for what to do when the server loses power and power is restored. The usual settings are:

Off: Stay off when power is restored. This is usually the default.

On: The system will start EVERY time that power is restored. Even if you shut it down normally and unplug it, it will power on automatically as soon as you plug it in.

Last: The computer will restart if it lost power without being shut down, but will remain off if you power it down normally. This is the option you would normally want to select.

This is not a Windows issue, but a BIOS issue. Since the OS isn't loaded when power is removed, there are no Windows settings that will do this. But there are BIOS settings in virtually all modern servers built in the last 5 or 6 years that will do that for you.

I would recommend that you install an adequate UPS to prevent shutdowns from short duration power glitches though. Hard shutdowns can lead to data loss and should be avoided whenever possible.
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