Would you like to learn how to perform a PowerChute Network Shutdown Installation on Windows? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install PowerChute Network Shutdown on Windows 2012.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model SRT6KXLI also know as Smart-UPS SRT 6000.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model AP9631 also know as RT6000.

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this APC UPS tutorial.

Every piece of hardware listed above can be found at Amazon website.

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Tutorial - Configuring the APC UPS

First, we need to configure a user account with authorization to shutdown the UPS using the web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your APC UPS.

Example: http://192.168.0.100

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

• Configuration > Shutdown

PowerChute Shutdown Menu

On the bottom of the screen, select the APC account and set an authentication phrase.

In our example, the authentication phrase used was: 12345678901234567890

Do not confuse password with the authentication phrase.

The apc user is configured with the apc password and the 12345678901234567890 authentication phrase.

PowerChute Shutdown Account

After finishing the UPC configuration, you need to click on the Apply button.

Tutorial - PowerChute Network Shutdown Installation on Windows

Now, you need to access the APC WEBSITE and download the required software.

Software name: PowerChute Network Shutdown

Part number of the software: SFPCNS42

PowerChute Network Shutdown Download

Select the All Operating Systems and start the download of the installation package.

PowerChute network Shutdown download Windows

Locate the Windows 2012 operating system and start the download of the installation package.

PowerChute download Windows

On the Windows computer, download and install the software.

I will assume that you did the download of the PowerChute ZIP file and extract its content files to a folder.

Double-click the installation file named Setup-x64 to start the PowerChute installation on Windows.

PowerChute Windows installation

On the following screen, select the option: Use the private JRE bundled with Powerchute

On the following screen, you should enable SNMP support and click on the Next button.

PowerChute SNMP

On the following screen, select the option: Do not enable VMWARE support.

PowerChute No vmware

Click on the next button until the following screen is presented.

PowerChute Finish

After finishing the installation, we need to access the Powerchute web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your Windows server on port 6547.

Example: https://192.168.0.150:6547

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

PowerChute Network Shutdown

On the welcome screen, click on the Next button.

PowerChute initial screen

On the Network Configuration screen, select the IPV4 option and click on the Next button.

PowerChute network configuration

On the UPS Configuration screen, select the Single option and click on the Next button.

PowerChute UPS Configuration

On the Security screen, you need to enter the following information:

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc
• Default Password: 12345678901234567890

Do not confuse password with the authentication phrase.

The apc user was configured with the apc password and the 12345678901234567890 authentication phrase.

PowerChute Setup

On the UPS Detail screen, you need to enter the following information:

• Protocol: http
• Port: 80
• IP Address: The IP address of your APC UPS management interface.

Powerchute - UPS IP

Now, you need to check everything and click on the Apply button.

PowerChute Summary

The system will now try to integrate your Powerchute software to the APC UPS Network management interface.

Connecting the UPS

If you don't know which outlet to choose, you need to select the option named: Unswitched Group

PowerChute Outlet group registration

Wait for the confirmation and click on the next button.

Select the desired behavior for the UPS after the Windows computer is shut down.

PowerChute UPS Shutdown

Click on the Finish button.

PowerChute Finish

After finishing the installation, you should be sent to the PowerChute Dashboard.

PowerChute Dashboard Windows

On the PowerChute Dashboard screen, you need to click on the menu: Configure Events.

On the Configure Events screen, click on the option named SHUTDOWN of the event named: UPS on Battery.

PowerChute Menu Windows

Select the Enable Shutdown checkbox.

Set the amount of time, in seconds, that your Windows computer should wait before shutting down automatically.

PowerChute Automatic Shutdown

In our example, after 5 minutes on battery, the Windows computer will automatically shut down.

Congratulations! You have installed APC UPS PowerChute Network Shutdown application on Windows.