Posted on 2004-09-29
Quick question concerning the Native Windows 2000 unattended shutdown features that work with UPS devices.
Obviously there is a section in the configuration for when the battery reaches a critical charge level, to shut the machine down properly before the UPS powers down.
I've tested this, however this type of shutdown is different than a regular shutdown. When the critical level is reached, it seems to shut the machine down very quickly in a matter of a few seconds, while a regular shutdown would normally take a minute or so for the machine to properly stop all the services, ect.
Anyone have any input here? The whole point of doing this would be to insure that the machine gets shut down cleanly, and I'm not really sure if thats happening...