Managing your UPS on Windows Home Server

Now having a WHS running in the house, I was looking around trying to figure out how to get it talking with my UPS to make sure it wouldn’t have issues when the power dies. Being in Florida, it’s not a question of if but just when the next one will happen.

Turns out there’s a great add-in for WHS that will manage your UPS, from multiple vendors even! Aside from monitoring the UPS events and automatically shutting down the system when the battery runs low, you can configure Grid Junction to launch a script as well. This works out great for WHS because you can setup a script that will shut off the other computers on your network that may be connected to the same UPS as well as kick off an email to alert you that the system is shutting down because of power failure.

If you’re running WHS, I highly recommend adding this app!

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