Sun, Jan 10 2010 22:38
Looking for plug ins
Helping to get up a MediaSmart and we've added the following plug ins to assist in managing the systems and save energy:
If you notice there's a couple of plug ins that do power management up there. One called AsoftAutoExec does more than just wake on lan (which is what we were specifically looking for). This will let you reboot a workstation remotely from the console as well.
Then there's lights out where you can set scheduled sleep and wake up times (including for the server itself)
Then there's update history that adds a WU/MU listing inside the console
Then there's wake on lan
Another one recommended is this one:
That allows you to backup the client backups to an external location or offslte.
Other than a little bit of funkiness where you had to browse to the software folder on the server to get new OEM HP connector software (that wasn't the most obvious in the world to figure out) the HP OEM unit is a nice edition to a home ... or a home business.
Check out more plug ins there: http://www.whsplus.com/
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