EduGeek Shutdownertron Thread, Reboot Finction not working in Projects:; The reboot function seems to shutdown computers. Guess who has to turn them all on again in the morning....
30th September 2008, 05:55 PM #1
Reboot Finction not working
The reboot function seems to shutdown computers. Guess who has to turn them all on again in the morning.
30th September 2008, 06:19 PM #2
Damn. Sorry mate.
Can you send me the current setting out of the event log? Restart the service and it will dump them as an entry while it starts. There is also a debug entry as it triggers the shutdown after counting down, where it calls shutdown.exe - that would also help.
Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 30th September 2008 at 06:21 PM.
30th September 2008, 07:00 PM #3
It's ok, I've found it Under the right conditions, it was simultaneously shutting down and rebooting, and obviously Windows just shut down.
Bugfix published at http://www.powdarrmonkey.net/shutdow...n-1.2.3195.zip
1st October 2008, 10:22 AM #4
Sounds like you need to integrate a PXE boot on that.
1st October 2008, 10:30 AM #5
Originally Posted by budgester
1st October 2008, 10:35 AM #6
think he means Wake on LAN
1st October 2008, 10:41 AM #7
I have a WOL solution in the pipeline too, but it's nowhere near ready for production use yet.
1st October 2008, 12:04 PM #8
What you really want to make it "future proof" is to use AMT/vPro - much more robust than WoL in the way it crosses subnets etc but also just a bit more difficult to get going.
Thanks to srochford from:
powdarrmonkey (1st October 2008)
1st October 2008, 12:27 PM #9
Surely hardware that supports that is a little less prevelant though..?
1st October 2008, 01:52 PM #10
i dont want them to be setdown at all just rebooted at night
Originally Posted by budgester
1st October 2008, 01:54 PM #11
why, you got shares in the energy company or are you running a clustered supercomputer of some kind?
Originally Posted by FN-GM
1st October 2008, 02:01 PM #12
Did you roll the update and did it work?
1st October 2008, 04:02 PM #13
All computers are rebooted in the night to update and install any msi's it save peopel moaning in the morning.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
1st October 2008, 09:43 PM #14
"big" manufacturers are doing it on anything they call a business PC. In the past year I've worked with Dell, Viglen and HP equipment and they all offer AMT pretty much as standard.
Originally Posted by Domino
My comment was kind of tongue in cheek but for someone who's just starting looking at managing the hardware remotely then it's probably worth making the effort to find out about AMT.
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