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By skywalker_al ·
I have a UPS 3000 with a serial port and a server attached with APC PowerChute Business Edition to help manage the server. I also have 4 other servers that use this UPS, but only 1 serial port, how do I get the other servers to shutdown when the UPS is going down? APC Support has been no help at all. Are there any scripts that I can have that 1 server run before APC shuts it down?? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Luke

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by ewgny In reply to Remote Shutdown

A simple bat file using psshutdown from sysinternals
http://tinyurl.com/8x3b

psshutdown -k \\server-1
psshutdown -k \\server-2
etc.

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by skywalker_al In reply to

I do not want to use any other software. Just the APC or native 2000/2003 commands.

Thanks though.

Luke

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by ewgny In reply to Remote Shutdown

Well the APC software just plain s**ks. The
Psshutdown utility consists 2 files an executable and a .dll
It only has to be dropped onto the the server that would run the command to shut the others.
If I had the choice of installing the APC crap software or 2 psshutdown files, I'd take the psshutdown any day. If you are a Microsoft purist you can use the shutdown.exe command from
microsoft
http://tinyurl.com/4ew3e

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by JimCim In reply to Remote Shutdown

Hello Luke,
I have used the APC Network Management Card to do exactly what you want to do. I'm pretty sure that it is available for your UPS. I believe that it costs about $200. It installs into the Smart Slot in the back of the UPS, and you configure it through a web interface. It can shut down all five servers that you have. I can't believe that the APC support guys didn't mentioned it. I'm going to guess and assume that they did and the cost was too much for you to get approved so you need to look for an alternative solution. I just thought that I would throw in my two cents in case you didn't know about this option. Either way, good luck. Jim

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