How To Disable Hibernate On Windows 2008 Server

Windows 2008 server came with very exciting features and one of them was the by default hibernation. Hibernation on a production server doesn’t make any sense but Microsoft logic, hibernation can take as much as space required by the page file and even greater so it may lead to a complete space blockage at the system drive of server so its better to disable this feature and get everything working in a smooth manner. How you can do this, there is a very simple command which you have to issue on a command prompt only trick that you need on windows 2008 server is to start the command prompt with administrator privileges.

  • Go to start menu and then go to Command prompt
  • Right click on the Command Prompt and choose the option Run as Administrator


  • Open the command prompt and issue the under given command:

powercfg.exe -h off

Here you goes, its done, now you can check that you have some extra Giga bytes available on your system disk.

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