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Green-IT for Windows Home Server 2011

Copyright (c) Martin Rothschink, AxoNet Software GmbH 2008-2011

Edition dated 14.06.2011

Copyright Martin Rothschink AxoNet Software GmbH Osianderstr. 2/1 73230 Kirchheim unter Teck Germany


Table of Contents OverviewObjectives End user license agreement Release notes and known issues What's new in this release? Contact

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InstallationFirst time installation Updating Lights-Out Uninstallation Install add-in on client computers on the network

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Operation of Lights-OutStatus page tab Status task pane Status details Disable Lights-Out temporarily Calendar page tab Calendar commands in task pane Calendar wake-up Calendar uptime Calendar end action Calendar import Uptime chart page tab More uptime chart details Samples for 2 and 14 days Computers page tab Computer commands in task pane How to add and configure network devices Context menu Device properties Settings

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Lights-Out Standard action Monitoring Options About 39 41 44 45

Licensing Lights-OutBuying a license Activating your license file

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Using the client softwareClient application context menu Action after Backup or via Dashboard Shutdown blocker

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Using remote accessHome web site Lights-Out web site Mobile web site User web access configuration

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How-tos and best practicesMonitoring How-To Backup How-to Configuring an energy saving Backup Server Configuring a server running on demand Configuring a server running manually Configuring a server running 24/7 Keep server active during DVD ripping

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Error messages and trouble shootingNetwork has too many nodes Monitoring error(s) Using LoPa - Lights-Out Problem Analyzer

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Frequently asked questionsQuestions about licensing Questions about standby Questions about monitoring Questions on calendar Questions about Wake-On-Lan/Wan Questions about backup Other questions

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Feature matrix Server requirementsEnable Wake-Up in Server System Bios Display adapter Network interface settings (Non Intel) Network interface settings (Intel) Hibernation Power plan

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1.1 Objectives


Lights-Out1 OverviewThis documents describes the requirements, installation and operation of Lights-Out on a Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011. Unless otherwise noted, all details refer to the server and not to the clients.


1.1 ObjectivesLights-Out - The name says it all. Description This Add-In is used to put a Windows Home Server 2011 into suspended mode or hibernation and resume on user defined events.

Mode of operation Lights-Out monitors ( running. see page 63) several sources for activity. As long as one source signals activity, the server is kept

When monitoring detects no more activity, the server is disabled. For more details on monitoring please read the how-to. Sources selectable for monitoring Runtimes on calendar Windows Home Server Computers (Clients) Network devices (like a Mac, Xbox or streaming clients) Backup time window Remote access Processes on your Windows Home Server Files on your Windows Home Server CPU load on your Windows Home Server Network load on your Windows Home Server File shares Physical console session (logged into your server using physically attached mouse/keyboard and monitor)



1.1 Objectives


Wake up A suspended or hibernated server can be resumed using a calendar event. A non active server can be activated using Wake-On-Lan (WOL). Lights-Out comes with a client application ( resumes. see page 53) which can be used to start the server when the client boots or

Additional functionality The Add-In visualizes the activity ( see page 28) of the selected sources. So you can easily identify what keeps your server running.

Client actions Lights-Out adds control to your clients ( see page 33).


1.2 End user license agreement



WHS 2011 Web access Lights-Out includes a web page ( see page 59) for remote access.

Remarks Data integrity To reduce the risk of data loss, the server is never put into sleep during an active backup operation or a backup cleanup. You can define services, which are stopped on suspend and restarted after resume.



1.2 End user license agreement


1.2 End user license agreementEnd user license agreement Description You can evaluate Lights-Out for Windows Home Server 2011 for a period of 30 days. When the evaluation has expired, Lights-Out goes into Community Edition mode. In this mode, Lights-Out is free for personal use. To use the full functionality, a license is required. A personal or a commercial license has the same functionality. A personal license This license permits the use of Lights-Out on Windows Home Server 2011 in a private, personal environment or any non profit organization. A commercial license This license is required when you use Lights-Out on Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials or Windows Home Server 2011 in a business environment or a commercial organization. Manufacturer license OEM manufacturers of Windows Home Servers should contact ( see page 7) AxoNet Software GmbH. Remarks This software is provided "as is". Specifically AxoNet Software GmbH makes no representation or warranty that the software or documentation is "error-free" or meets any user's particular standards, requirements, or needs. Conditions END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR LIGHTS-OUT GREEN-IT FOR WINDOWS HOME SERVER IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THIS PROGRAM INSTALL: AxoNet Software GmbHs End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and AxoNet Software GmbH for the software product(s) identified above which may include associated software components, media, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation ("SOFTWARE PRODUCT"). By installing, copying, or otherwise using the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. This license agreement represents the entire agreement concerning the program between you and AxoNet Software GmbH, (referred to as "licenser"), and it supersedes any prior proposal, representation, or understanding between the parties. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not install or use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold. 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as follows: (a) Installation and Use. AxoNet Software GmbH grants you the right to install and use copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on your computer running a validly licensed copy of the operating system for which the SOFTWARE PRODUCT was designed [Windows Home Server 2011]. (b) Backup Copies. You may also make copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT as may be necessary for backup and archival purposes. 2. DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS. 4

1.3 Release notes and known issues (a) Maintenance of Copyright Notices.


You must not remove or alter any copyright notices on any and all copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. (b) Distribution. You may not distribute registered copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT to third parties. Evaluation versions available for download from AxoNet Software GmbH's websites may be freely distributed. (c) Prohibition on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. (d) Rental. You may not rent, lease, or lend the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. (e) Support Services. AxoNet Software GmbH may provide you with support services related to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT ("Support Services"). Any supplemental software code provided to you as part of the Support Services shall be considered part of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA. (f) Compliance with Applicable Laws. You must comply with all applicable laws regarding use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. 3. TERMINATION Without prejudice to any other rights, AxoNet Software GmbH may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT in your possession. 4. COPYRIGHT All title, including but not limited to copyrights, in and to the SOFTWARE PRODUCT and any copies thereof are owned by AxoNet Software GmbH or its suppliers. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This EULA grants you no rights to use such content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by AxoNet Software GmbH. 5. NO WARRANTIES AxoNet Software GmbH expressly disclaims any warranty for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is provided 'As Is' without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, noninfringement, or fitness of a particular purpose. AxoNet Software GmbH does not warrant or assume responsi


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