Power Requests from other software

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finchy70
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Power Requests from other software

Beitrag von finchy70 » 6. Sep 2019, 01:03

Power Requests from other software [AWAYMODE] is a monitored source even though I have deselected it under the monitor settings.
powercfg -requests returns
AWAYMODE:
[PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume12\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Media Server.exe

Any save energy requests from a client are ignored and state Veto from PowerRequest

Can someone help as I am not able to put my Homeserver to sleep.

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Re: Power Requests from other software

Beitrag von finchy70 » 6. Sep 2019, 08:48

Fixed by changing Multimedia settings in Power options to When sharing media : Allow the computer to sleep

Options are at
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings

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Re: Power Requests from other software

Beitrag von finchy70 » 6. Sep 2019, 09:44

False alarm. Still have a power request [AWAYMODE] vetoing my save energy requests.

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Re: Power Requests from other software

Beitrag von Martin » 10. Sep 2019, 10:15

The issue is Plex itself. It enables the Away mode. This is a fake Standby mode and as a result blocks any "real" standby.

To fix the issue, open services and look for the plex media service. Remember the service name. Open Lights-Out Console, settings -> action. Add the service name to the services controlled by Lights-Out. Now Lights-Out will first stop the plex media service and then go into standby. On resume, Lights-Out will restart the service.

If plex is not running as a service (I'm not using it, so I have no own experience), then you have to look for another way to stop plex just before Lights-Out executes a power action. This requires a batch file and a user action in Lights-Out.

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