Server Won't Go to Sleep

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Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von purplehaze » 16. Mär 2020, 03:27

Hello,

After installing some recent windows updates my server will no longer go to sleep. I checked and have both S1 and S3 available but no option to go enter in to sleep from the start menu. I only have: disconnect, lock restart and shutdown. In the control panel under Power Options --> Edit Balanced Setting I have put both the display and the server to sleep after 5 minutes.

Any ideas where else I can look?

Thanks!

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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von Martin » 16. Mär 2020, 11:54

What does Lights-Out offer under Settings->Actions?
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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von purplehaze » 17. Mär 2020, 03:00

There are 3 options in the action drop-down. It's set to Save Energy with a delay time of 5 minutes. The other options are Do Nothing, Shut Down and User Action.

In the first On execution box I have "HealthAlertsSvc,Spooler".

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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von Martin » 17. Mär 2020, 21:26

Ok, that looks good. What activity does the status page show under monitoring?
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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von Martin » 17. Mär 2020, 21:27

And what activity is displayed on the runtime diagram?
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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von purplehaze » 17. Mär 2020, 22:07

This is very strange... it's fixed itself. Went to sleep fine last night and woke up this afternoon when I logged in. I'll keep monitoring it for the next few days and post back here if anything changes.

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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von purplehaze » 24. Mär 2020, 17:20

So it looks like the issue is back. The server has been running 24/7 since the morning of March 20th. So going back to your previous questions:

1. What activity does the status page show under monitoring?
5 Monitored Source(s)
2 with Activity
Backup Activity (in gray)
Essentials Disk Storage I/O (in gray)
Calendar (in gray)
Computers (in bold blue)
System Updates / Windows Updates (in bold blue)

2. And what activity is displayed on the run-time diagram?
In the run-time diagram the server bar is solid since the morning of the 20th. I don't see anything about an activity type/name though.

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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von Martin » 24. Mär 2020, 17:44

Ok, you see two activities:
Computers (in bold blue)
System Updates / Windows Updates (in bold blue)

Those keep the server awake. Computers is in your hands, if System Updates do not stop to signal activity, either try a reboot or disable monitoring in settings -> monitoring.
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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von purplehaze » 24. Mär 2020, 18:03

Thanks for the quick reply!

I checked under settings --> monitoring and "System Updates / Windows Updates" was already un-selected. Calendar was selected though so I un-selected that.

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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von Martin » 24. Mär 2020, 18:21

You can disable calendar if you do not use it. But that's not the issue you are facing.
Try a reboot.
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Re: Server Won't Go to Sleep

Beitrag von purplehaze » 6. Apr 2020, 17:13

Well looks like I'm back to square 1. The server has been running non-stop since March 27th.

It's strange that "System Updates / Windows Updates" still shows in bold in the Status dashboard even though it's not selected under Settings --> Monitoring.

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