How do I stop Windows server 2003 starting up on a Dell Poweredge server machine automatically?
Posted on 2009-07-07
I have a standalone DELL Poweredge server computer running Windows 2003 Enterprise Server in a tower case sitting in my home office. It is connected to a private local network. I use the machine for test\learning purposes only - SQL server and networking tasks, TCP\P and IIS - that sort of thing. The server is powered up by me maybe a couple of times a week, no more. When I have finished I shut the machine down fully as it serves no other physical function.
The server is in my office which is next to a family bedroom - and it keeps booting itself in the middle of the night if I do not disconnect it from the UPS. This is very inconvenient - and it wakes my son as the fan on the server is very loud!!!
There must be something in the machine that causes this behaviour. Can anybody show me how to kill the machine so that it runs only when I hit the start button!!!!!