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Hot To Shutdown Without Power Off

By nyrop ·
I use Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Windows Server 2008.

I want to shutdown the system, but NOT power off after the shutdown.

I used to do that on Windows NT4. Microsoft had released an article explaining how to do that. But, for SBS2011 and Windows2008, I found nothing.

I need to do that, because my UPS is scheduled to cut the power at 10:00pm and to restore power at 6:00am. If a computer was powered off when the UPS cut the power, it will not power on automatically when the UPS restore the power.

Thanks for helping.


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You can't do need to fix this in BIOS

by robo_dev In reply to Hot To Shutdown Without P ...

Shutdown yet powered on is either the state of being Suspended or Hibernated

You don't want your server to do either, ever.

Most computers have a 'power loss state' setting in BIOS that forces the machine to power on after power loss. Even my old Dell workstations have this. Go into BIOS and change that setting.

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