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Windows Home Server Add-in “PowerSwitch”

PowerSwitch is a new add-in for Windows Home Server which puts your home server into standby and resumes it at user defined times.

  • The add-in is a tab in the settings dialog.
  • In the tab you’ll see two time entries and a drop down for selecting power down state. Simply select the times you want WHS to wake up and sleep, the method of shutdown (standby or hibernate if supported)
  • Please enter the administrator password into the dialog box. For consistent operation of the shut down task you should enter this. If you feel uncomfortable entering in your password you can wait to do until after the task scheduler task is created. Then you can enter it into the task in the task scheduler (task name is PowerSwitchService).
  • If you happen to change your password while you have a task created you should change the password on the task itself.
  • Hit apply/ok and your WHS machine will merrily go to sleep and wake itself up at the specified times.
  • If you need to access your WHS machine, simply hit the on/off button on your WHS machine to start it. If you’ve woken the machine before PowerSwitch.exe is suppose to turn it back you should kill the PowerSwitch.exe process before it attempts to shut the system back down (five minutes after start). You can restart the process by executing C:\Program Files\PowerSwitch\PowerSwitch.exe. This will immediately put your computer into hibernate or standby.

 More Info: MS Forums | Download

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