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hibernate multiple windows systems when UPS gets low

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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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Andrew DavisManager

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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/

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Andrew

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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...
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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