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Server 2012 Essentials Auto wake up and Sleep mode?

Sir,

I am using windows server 2012 essentials for my company so I have implemented backup policy and the backup starts at 8 PM Now I want that at 9 PM my server will automatically goes to sleep and in morning 9 am auto wake start .

So please tell me what I have to do and how.?


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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
task scheduler is your friend here.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
The wakeup will be the hard thing.
You will need to configure WAKE ON LAN to wake it up.

It is not normal practice to have a server go to sleep. Normally it turn it on and let it run and schedule restart periodiclly.
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ArneLoviusCommented:
In an office environment I woudl always suggest leaving the server on 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Shutting down the disks every day will lead to a shorter lifespan for the disks, the extra electricity consumed will be peanuts compared to having issues because of failed disks.

If you have a timed shutdown and for whatever reason your backup fails to complete in time, the backup will not complete, this can cause other issues.
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
I tried with task scheduler but unfortunately didn't get the success. if you have any script for that then please provide.

thanks.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I do not think you can wake a computer from Sleep Mode using a task as I stated in my previous reply.  As other reiterated you server should be available 24 x 7.
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ArneLoviusCommented:
Some computer BIOS's (and the EFI replacements)  can be set with a switch on time...

However, as previous, I would recommend leaving it on 24/7
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
What is the function of this server?
Why do not need it to go to sleep?
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
@ yo_bee

21 user are connected to the server & from morning 9 AM to 8 PM they access their data by logging to the server  that's it.
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
@yo_bee

ok yo_bee as you said in your previous comment that to start a server from sleep is not possible. but sleep mode is possible ? if yes then how  ?
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Try this, but I do not recommend it as it is bad practice.

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/schedule-wake-sleep-windows-automatically#wake
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
@ yo_bee

I also tried that but didn't get the success.

Any other option  ?
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Yes.
Schedule  shutdown and have someone power the machine up when they get in the office in the morning.

As everyone that replied you are doing something so not the norm and really is not recommended.

If you want to schedule a shutdown Create a new task.

Save and import this into your task

I do not think you will be able to wake machine up via a task
shutdown.xml
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
Not getting the success :(
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
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Accepted answer: 0 points for techgyan's comment #a38817589

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Thanks for the support
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techgyanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the support
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