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Windows Server 2008 Core support?

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Windows Server 2008 Core support?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/9/2008


I have a Windows Server 2008 Core installation (no UI) that acts as a Hyper-V server. Has anyone managed to figure out a way to install PowerChute (or some other client) on a Windows Core installation and have it respond appropriatly to power events?


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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/11/2008


While I can't help you there, I can suggest another approach:

If you're running an OS that PowerChute Business Edition supports on any computer attached to the same UPS, you could have it run a batch file that shuts down the others. Since you're going to be running Hyper-V, perhaps it is possible to use one of the virtual servers. That way, you're not in a bind if PowerChute for Windows CORE isn't launched soon enough.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

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There seems to be a Windows version of NUT on the website you linked to. Windows CORE isn't listed on their platform list, but who knows.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

This reply was originally posted by Annie on APC forums on 5/10/2008


Hey,

Windows 2008 server core is currently unsupported by PowerChute software. Please check APC website for the updates. You may have new finds after several weeks.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

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Well, yes, the fact that PowerChute itself was not yet supported on any Windows Server 2008 installation I knew from the website, though there was always the possability that I missed some "public beta" page somewhere that someone could point me towards.

I was more looking to see if anyone had found any third-party or open-source mechanism yet, since having a server with no response to a UPS event is a pretty bad thing. Something like a Windows Core compatible NUT client ( http://www.networkupstools.org/ ) or the commerical equivilent of such.

Tony

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

This reply was originally posted by Annie on APC forums on 5/11/2008


I am unware if there is any 3rd party application to be used for 2008 server core. What I can tell is PowerChute for 2008 server core will be launched soon. (I don't have ETA). Once it is released, it will be put to web for download.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

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Yes, and I pulled the source code for WinNUT. The way it's doing version check would allow Windows 2008 (since the major and minor version numbers are the same as Windows Vista). What I can't validate yes is wheter WinNUT's "service mode" is compatible with Server 2008, so I was hoping that perhaps someone had tried it.

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Re: Windows Server 2008 Core support?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 5/11/2008


While I can't help you there, I can suggest another approach:

If you're running an OS that PowerChute Business Edition supports on any computer attached to the same UPS, you could have it run a batch file that shuts down the others. Since you're going to be running Hyper-V, perhaps it is possible to use one of the virtual servers. That way, you're not in a bind if PowerChute for Windows CORE isn't launched soon enough.