Martin Rothschink has just been in touch to say that he has also just released a beta of his Lights-Out add-in for Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
The Add-In basically allows you to monitor and control all power aspects of your server and PCs on your network. You can turn on, put to sleep, hibernate and shut down PCs on the network. You can even monitor the actual PC usage and server remote access as well.
Lights-Out enhances a Server in these areas:
- Power management, to run your server on demand
- Client backup, to run a scheduled backup and use Wake-On-Lan
- Uptime chart, to give a graphical overview of device activity in your network