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VersionDistribution 3.45% 13.79% 27.59% 20.69% 31.03% 3.45%

Lights-Out Client

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Lights-Out Client is a software program developed by AxoNet Software GmbH. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 1.8 MB (1,886,066 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Lights-Out Client come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: forum.home-server-blog.de/viewforum.php?f=37
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{889A0637-7D2B-459B-9EEA-7A0802015143}\LightsOutClientInstall.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 1.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lights-Out Client

  • AxoNet.LightsOut.Common.W78.dll - Lights-Out (AxoNet.LightsOut.Common)
  • AxoNet.LightsOut.CommonTypes.W78.dll - AxoNet.LightsOut.CommonTypes
  • AxoNet.LightsOut.CommonTypes.W78.XmlSerializers.dll
  • AxoNet.LightsOut.Interfaces.W78.dll - AxoNet.LightsOut.Interfaces
  • AxoNet.LightsOut.SocketTransport.W78.dll - AxoNet.LightsOut.SocketTransport
  • AxSmb.dll - axsmb Dynamic Link Library
  • CommandLine.dll - Command Line Parsing Library
  • LightsOutClient.Commandline.exe - LightsOutClient.Commandline
  • LightsOutClientCore.dll - LightsOutClientCore
  • LightsOutClientGUI.exe - LightsOutClientGUI
  • LightsOutClientService.exe - LightsOutClientService
  • LightsOutJoinServer.exe - LightsOutJoinServer
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.0.2000 (NLog for .NET Framework 4)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • LightsOutClientService.exe runs as a service named 'Lights-Out Client Dienst' (LoClntService) "Weckt den Server nach dem Aufwachen oder einem Neustart".

How do I remove Lights-Out Client?

Quickly and completely remove Lights-Out Client from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Lights-Out Client from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Lights-Out Client, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Lights-Out Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.62%
Windows 10 37.93%
Windows XP 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Windows 7 Professional 24.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 17.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Windows 8.1 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.24% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 43.24%
  United States 35.14%
  Canada 8.11%
  France 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  China 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Samsung 5.56%
Medion 5.56%
Dell 5.56%
Compaq 5.56%
MSI 5.56%
Common models
Gigabyte P55-US3L 5.26%
Acer Aspire M3800 5.26%
Sony VGN-TZ33_B 5.26%
Sony VGN-FW5 5.26%
MEDION MS-7797 5.26%
HP ProLiant MicroServer 5.26%


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