NightWatchman keep alive option is greyed out

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Hey Everyone,

Any body familiar with the NightWatchman software?

I have this in our office. I guess this is used to do an automatic shutdown or whatever. I believe there should be an option for the timer on to whether what time or how long before your computer can be shut down.

Anyway, enough for the introduction, I want to do a change in settings however, the keep alive option is grayed out.

This is where I can change the timer for automatic shutdown as advised by my colleague.

I want to know how to make the keep alive option not grayed out.

Need your expertise.

Thanks all.

Answered By 0 points N/A #111532

NightWatchman keep alive option is greyed out


Hi Taylor Wilder,

NighWatchman should be available to click on the system tray. But if it is grayed out, it might be disabled.

Here's another way on how you can find its utility if you fail to see it on the system tray.

These steps would only be applicable for Windows Operating Systems:

1. Click on the Start menu.

2. Click on Programs or All Programs.

3. Look for the folder NightWatchman:

4. Click on it and double click on Night Watchman Utility.

The NightWatchman Utility should appear. If not try to look at your control panel. Look for the programs saved on your computer through Programs. If you do not see NightWatchman, then some components of it might be deleted accidentally.

Michelle Marks.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #314506

NightWatchman keep alive option is greyed out


NightWatchman is a PC power management application that allows information technology or network administrators to streamline out-of-hours maintenance by allowing users to collectively wake all the computers on a site or location. With the integration of NightWatchman 7.2 with Tachyon 3.1, users can verify wake-on-LAN success even for hundreds of thousands of computers.

It helps companies and organizations cut cost by making sure that unused computers are not consuming unused energy. It reduces energy spend by an average of $26/PC yearly. Automated control of computer power usage saves individual enterprises millions in energy bills yearly. Now, in your case, if your problem is with the disabled keep alive option, check first what user account type you are using.

Basically, NightWatchman is installed and set up by a network administrator. If you’re not using an administrator account, unfortunately, there’s no way to re-enable that keep alive option. Only administrators can modify its settings.

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