Windows 2008 server unexpected shutdowns
Posted on 2014-01-21
We have a 2008 server that is shutting down and I have no idea why. It seems to happen Friday-Sunday and in middle of the night. I have a ups backup battery attached with the parachute program and it has no data as ever switching over to the battery for power. When I check the event viewer logs, there is absolutely nothing. Seems like an application log from MSSQL that the backup is running during that time but that is because it run every single day in middle of the night. It never shuts down during the other times it runs through. I can only see from the event logs when the server gets turned back on and the recorded event ID 6008 that " the previous system shutdown was unexpected t such and such time." I have no other Event logs showing anything happening at all during that time. How can I determine what is happening here. The server has to be manually turned back on when this happens.