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    Reboot Finction not working

    The reboot function seems to shutdown computers. Guess who has to turn them all on again in the morning.

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    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.

    Cheers
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    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

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    Sounds like you need to integrate a PXE boot on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budgester View Post
    Sounds like you need to integrate a PXE boot on that.
    ....what?

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    think he means Wake on LAN

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    I have a WOL solution in the pipeline too, but it's nowhere near ready for production use yet.

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    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.

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    Surely hardware that supports that is a little less prevelant though..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by budgester View Post
    Sounds like you need to integrate a PXE boot on that.
    i dont want them to be setdown at all just rebooted at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    i dont want them to be setdown at all just rebooted at night
    why, you got shares in the energy company or are you running a clustered supercomputer of some kind?

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    Did you roll the update and did it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    why, you got shares in the energy company or are you running a clustered supercomputer of some kind?
    All computers are rebooted in the night to update and install any msi's it save peopel moaning in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Surely hardware that supports that is a little less prevalent though..?
    "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.

    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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