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Server "UP" Time

By gem2 ·
Does anyone know of a way to determine Server "UP" time on an NT4 Server. Also on a Windows 2K server.

Thanks in Advance...

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Server "UP" Time

I know this is simplistic, but you can check the logs....

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by gem2 In reply to Server "UP" Time

Thanks, yes I know that is possible. What I have in mind is something more along the lines of a timer application.

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by Gigelul In reply to Server "UP" Time

Use task manager and in <Processes> <System Idle Process> <CPU time> you have the Uptime.
Some types of servers have the System Uptime records in BIOS.

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by gem2 In reply to Server "UP" Time

Thanks Florine, but that value does not actually reflect the server up time. You can test this by simply rebooting your server and checking it a day later. In my case, the value reads 96 hours, for example...

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by Gigelul In reply to Server "UP" Time

Maybe is my mistake. But what you mean with Uptime? For me this is the available time of the server without any problems/interventions/restart. In my case this is 2891 hours.

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by gem2 In reply to Server "UP" Time

"For me this is the available time of the server without any problems/interventions/restart." Correct. This is what I mean.

Has your server really been up 120 days?

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by Gigelul In reply to Server "UP" Time

Actually the UPtime is longer, but 120 days ago (in a weekend) I installed "SecurityToolKit" from Microsoft which require restarts.
So, task manager is good or not to see UPtime?

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by gem2 In reply to Server "UP" Time

I do not believe that the "uptime" in task manager is a true representation of the time the server has actually been running. I base this on the fact that one of my servers shows a processor uptime of over 120 hours - even though the server was rebooted 3 days ago.

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by Gigelul In reply to Server "UP" Time

Also you can use <uptime.exe> from resource kit or download from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/downloads/management/uptime/default.asp
But this utility show you how much time the server served the users (how much time was available for network).
In my situation task manager show me 2940 hours (~122 days) and uptime.exe 62 days. The difference appears because every night the access to network is restricted for backup (but server is online).
Depend by point of view.

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by gem2 In reply to Server "UP" Time

Thanks, Florinel - That seems to do the trick!

G.

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