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Server (Windows Home Server 2011) and Plex Server issue

iced-tear 1,738 451 August 20, 2015 at 06:27 PM
So, I have a server running off Windows Home Server 2011 and my Plex Server is run through it. Im not sure why, but every now and then my server goes idle and I have to log back in. While idled, I cant connect to Plex .. So I have to log in back in. Not a problem for me bc I just walk over and log back in. But when Im not home and my friends want to use my Plex server, thats when it becomes an issue..

Anyone familiar with WHS 2011?

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You might check the Plex forum, they are fairly active there. What do you mean idle? LIke when the server locks due to inactivity plex stops responding?
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is it set to go to sleep or turn off the monitor or turn off the hard disks after X amount of time?
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is it set to go to sleep or turn off the monitor or turn off the hard disks after X amount of time?
It does sound like the server is probably hibernating or in some sort of deep sleep mode. Check your power and sleep settings.
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is it set to go to sleep or turn off the monitor or turn off the hard disks after X amount of time?
I also use plex and have had similar issues. I can tell you now that it isn't plex. It is most certainly your computer as slapshot mentioned above. It may also be a involved with some sort of security where when you are not logged in to windows plex is cut off.

Do you sign out when you leave or do you lock it?
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You might check the Plex forum, they are fairly active there. What do you mean idle? LIke when the server locks due to inactivity plex stops responding?
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is it set to go to sleep or turn off the monitor or turn off the hard disks after X amount of time?
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It does sound like the server is probably hibernating or in some sort of deep sleep mode. Check your power and sleep settings.
it is when the computer goes to sleep. Im really familiar with Windows and the power settings, but when it first happened, Im sure I first went straight to the power setting and change it to "Never" hibernate.. but somehow it still goes to sleep therefore logging my windows off and I'd have to log back in with a password...maybe there is a setting with I disable a password to log in ? Think normal Windows, we always need to log in with a password right?

But as of now. I went back to the power settings in WHS 2011 and I just now had to change it back to never let asleep. I could have swore I had to "Never" before, it is as if it changed to back to default for some reason.


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I also use plex and have had similar issues. I can tell you now that it isn't plex. It is most certainly your computer as slapshot mentioned above. It may also be a involved with some sort of security where when you are not logged in to windows plex is cut off.

Do you sign out when you leave or do you lock it?
No, I always leave my server on without ever signing out or locking it. Not sure why it does it... never really had problem with my computer locking all my years using Windows if I set my power settings to "Never". My first time using Windows Server and just thought it was some feature that has to happen... it's just annoying have to log back in to my Windows Server every now and then -which prevents my Plex from working onces its logged off.

Thanks all for chiming in.. reps to all.
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Im sure I first went straight to the power setting and change it to "Never" hibernate.. but somehow it still goes to sleep
sleep is different from hibernate, so you may need to disable it in two places - also sometimes the power profile changes from "balanced" to "power saver" or similar when you plug in a battery or something else happens, so you may have changed it in one profile, but then that profile isn't the one being used anymore - I tend to just disable/remove all but 1 profile to avoid the hassle.
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it is when the computer goes to sleep. Im really familiar with Windows and the power settings, but when it first happened, Im sure I first went straight to the power setting and change it to "Never" hibernate.. but somehow it still goes to sleep therefore logging my windows off and I'd have to log back in with a password...maybe there is a setting with I disable a password to log in ? Think normal Windows, we always need to log in with a password right?

But as of now. I went back to the power settings in WHS 2011 and I just now had to change it back to never let asleep. I could have swore I had to "Never" before, it is as if it changed to back to default for some reason.




No, I always leave my server on without ever signing out or locking it. Not sure why it does it... never really had problem with my computer locking all my years using Windows if I set my power settings to "Never". My first time using Windows Server and just thought it was some feature that has to happen... it's just annoying have to log back in to my Windows Server every now and then -which prevents my Plex from working onces its logged off.

Thanks all for chiming in.. reps to all.
Because it is running WHS there could be a policy that is specifying a power plan. If you find this settings keeps changing this is likely the cause. You can usually disable the sleep feature altogether in the BIOS and that will disallow certain sleep levels. You may also specify a sleep setting policy to enforce that you do not want it to sleep. I have never used a WHS OS but I assume that it still has the standard group policy or local computer policy settings that may be enforced.
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sleep is different from hibernate, so you may need to disable it in two places - also sometimes the power profile changes from "balanced" to "power saver" or similar when you plug in a battery or something else happens, so you may have changed it in one profile, but then that profile isn't the one being used anymore - I tend to just disable/remove all but 1 profile to avoid the hassle.
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Because it is running WHS there could be a policy that is specifying a power plan. If you find this settings keeps changing this is likely the cause. You can usually disable the sleep feature altogether in the BIOS and that will disallow certain sleep levels. You may also specify a sleep setting policy to enforce that you do not want it to sleep. I have never used a WHS OS but I assume that it still has the standard group policy or local computer policy settings that may be enforced.

slapshot is right.. initially, I thought I have changed to "high performance" setting before, then it seems like it got changed back to "balanced"... or the profile got switched...I thought I had got the settings changed properly before but I probably didnt... now I went to a couple places and made sure I have it to "High performance" and saved it...if it keeps changing back.. I might have to follow eekthecat's suggestion of trying to change the setting in the BIOS..

thanks guys..
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