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I have 5 computers and 2 UPS's. Their main function is to smooth out quick power fluctuations, and then hibernate the computers after power is out for a few minutes. They are the USB type though, and each UPS only plugs into one computer.

I've researched this a bit and see that some models can add network interfaces to control multiple computers. I don't have those.

How can I send a command from the computer(s) that are directly connected to the UPS to hibernate the other non-ups-connected systems?

There's that option under "Alarm Actions" to run a program...
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by:Andrew Davis
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use the alarm action to fire a batch script that sends shutdown commands to the other computers.

create the shutdown script by using the shutdown command in a dat file
see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317371
and http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/use-the-remote-shutdown-tool-to-shutdown-restart-or-logoff-a-local-or-networked-computer/

Cheers
Andrew
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by:SonicVoom
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Thanks. It looks like that tool doesn't support hibernation though. I'll keep googling. I'm also looking to wake them back up when the power is back...
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scripting via pstools should get it done.
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it's not done, but I think I've got the tools I need.
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