Safe Shutdown of Windows 2008 Server connected to APC UPS
Posted on 2009-04-09
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?