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Lights-Out Seeking Apple Mac OS X Beta Testers for Power Management Client

Lights-Out, the power management add-in for Windows Home Server v1 and WHS 2011, will soon support Apple Mac OS X clients!

The developer, Martin Rothschink, has been in touch this week to request the help of the WGS community in beta testing Mac support. The new Lights-Out Agent for Mac OS X implements a similar feature set to the Windows based Lights-Out client:

  • Automatic server wake-up via WOL
  • Manual server wake-up via WOL
  • Manual server wake-up via Internet
  • Manual server standby
  • Configuration of client monitoring
  • Supports WHS v1 and 2011
Not implemented are the wake-up and backup features (doesn’t makes much sense with Time Machine backup). Reminder: Automatic wake-up and standby are configured and enabled in the WHS Console/Dashboard.
Requirements (Windows Home Server v1)

  • Windows Home Server v1
  • Lights-Out 1.5.2 for WHS v1 (a licensed edition is required!)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion (10.5 Leopard may work but has not been tested)
Requirements (Windows Home Server 2011)
  • Windows Home Server 2011
  • WHS Connector Installation on each Mac
  • Lights-Out 1.5.2 for WHS 2011 (a licensed edition is required!)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion (10.5 Leopard may work but has not been tested)

If you’d like to get involved, then drop an email to Martin at support@homeserversoftware.com using the following template:

— email start —

WHS version used         : v1 or 2011

Number of Windows clients:

Number of Mac clients    :

Which Mac OS X is used   : 10.5 or 10.6 or 10.7

— email end —

Beta testing starts at the end of the week. To find out more about Lights-Out’s OS X support, check out the PDF Guide linked below.

More: Lights-Out Agent for Mac OS X Testing Guide

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.

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