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Safe Shutdown of Windows 2008 Server connected to APC UPS

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Hello,

Having a problem on our Windows 2008 servers attached to APC UPS's via USB cable.  The server automatically detects the UPS, and controls it like a laptop battery like we would assume it would.

But, what happens when a power outage occurs is that the server monitors the UPS until it hits the "low" or "critical" condition, but instead of doing a SAFE orderly shutdown, it shuts down HARD, so the next time it boots, it comes up with an unexpected shutdown error etc.  We are also worried about data loss/corruption as well.

Any thoughts on how to make the server shut down PROPERLY when the battery gets low?

Thanks...
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You should use an UPS software which usually comes with it to control your shutdown.
I'm using Powerware 5115 on my PC and I have installed Lan Safe software that comes with it.
Now I have full control over it, it also shuts down my PC if power isn't restored in 5 minutes.

See if you can find something for your UPS model here:
http://www.apc.com/tools/download/index.cfm?isocountrycode=ww&tsk=

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Answer to this question:
Any thoughts on how to make the server shut down PROPERLY when the battery gets low

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beside the UPS driver, you have to install the software which comes with UPS or can be downloaded via manufacturer's web site.

So, I think that I gave the right answer, but it is your call tigermatt.

Regards
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