whs vail power saving modes RRS feed

  • Question

  • as we all seem to be suffering in these credit crunch times with utility bills going thro the roof what have ms done in vail to address these problems

    I cannot see any hibernation or wol options at all

    am i missing something ?

    Monday, August 30, 2010 6:55 PM


  • Microsoft has done nothing. Vail is a server OS, based on Windows Server 2008 R2. It will have the same power saving options that that operating system does, but there are no interfaces that expose them in the dashboard. It's possible that some add-in writer will create an add-in for Vail similar to Lights Out! for Windows Home Server V1. That's probably the best you can hope for regarding hibernation. Wake on LAN has never been "supported" in Windows Home Server either. It requires the right hardware, the right drivers, and the right configuration to work reliably. Microsoft can't control any of that, so they will leave it up to the end user to implement Wake On LAN if they so desire.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, August 30, 2010 7:07 PM