UPS for Windows Server

Posted on 2012-08-31
Last Modified: 2012-09-02
I am looking for a UPS unit that can shutdown a Windows Server in case power is off, without having to install any software on the server machine, but with just a USB cable connected.

Is there such a thing, if yes please recommand, thank you.
Question by:campinam
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    They are require some software.. Windows Server 2008R2 took that option away..
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    Windows has plug and play for APC UPS systems.
    Software is built into OS.
    But APC Powerchute is full featured and gives you a more granular feature set in case of power failure.
    No matter which way you go,you still have to configure the shut down software

    Author Comment

    It's a Small Business Server 11 on a PowerEdge T320. I'd just use a small APC Back-UPS 550, without Powerchute. Then configure the Windows built-in UPS module to shut down 2 minutes after blackout. But I wonder...

    1. Would the Windows UPS module in SBS 11 recognize the  APC Back-UPS 550 ?
    2. Would the Windows UPS module in SBS 11 allow setting of minutes to shutdown?
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    It will be in powercfg settings.
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    I am not sure why you would not want to use the software - in the least the ability of the software to send you an email when the power goes off, or comes back, or battery isnt charging etc etc
    UPPs are great when they are new, but keeping an eye on them over time can be very important
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    It'll probably crash anyway on a Back-UPS since their output waveform isn't suitable for modern PSUs, needs Smart-UPS unless Dell or APC tell you different.
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    Two minutes to shutdown probably won't cut it,as SBS can take up to 5 or 10 minutes to shudown Exchange ,Sharepoint,etc.

    APC Smart 1100 or 1400 would be my bare minimum as I have a couple of 310's and SBS running off of that setup now.

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