[gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management

  • From: jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:28:43 +0000

Thanks Darren, the kb i read had xmllite as a pre-reg, and didn't mean service 
pack level, I'll have to keep that in mind.......

Prerequisites
XmlLite is required to successfully install the new Windows Server 2008 Group 
Policy preferences client-side extensions in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 
XP.


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943729



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 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Andrew McHale" <Andrew.McHale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Darren,
> 
> Nice post.
> 
> Having read your reference to deploying GPP via WSUS I thought I'd add
> that WSUS does not recognise XP SP3 clients for the CSE deployment yet.
> So the better workaround is probably your second suggestion, of
> installing IE7 on XP SP2.
> 
> Andrew
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darren Mar-Elia [mailto:darren@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 17 August 2008 23:57
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management
> 
> Also, keep in mind that there are certain scenarios where you don't need
> to
> deploy XMLLite prior to installing the GPP extensions. See my blog post
> on
> this:
> 
> http://sdmsoftware.com/blog/2008/05/xmllite_and_group_policy_prefe.html
> 
> Darren
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> Behalf Of jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:13 AM
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Pankaj Bhakta
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management
> 
> I tried EZ GPO in one of virtaul test domains and I had problems with
> the
> client. I'm now working on standing up a single Vista SP1 RSAT server. 
> 
> You still have to deploy the GPP Client Side Extenstions and XMLLite for
> XP
> to understand GPP.
> 
> It just seams cleaner doing it this way.
> 
> --
> "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." 
> 
> 
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Pankaj Bhakta" <bhakta@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Hi Jamie,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Many thanks for your reply and suggestions.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > The blogs are incredibly informative. 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > I am supporting a Win 2003 domain with all desktop at present Win XP 
> > SP2. I am yet to lay my hands on Group Policy Preference but seeing 
> > the last blog ie part-3 of 3, I am lured to play around. You are 
> > right, EZ GPO Tool will require a client component to be installed in 
> > each machine and therefore GPP will be better off to deploy.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Can you suggest any other link from where I can get basic and 
> > practical information on GPP before I play around with the power
> management.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Pankaj
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >   _____
> > 
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> 
> > On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie
> > Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:48 PM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Pankaj,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Hi, I've used it in a very large environment of 18,000+ systems and it
> 
> > worked very well. However, since you have to deploy a client to each 
> > machine you would be much better off to deploy the Group Policy 
> > Preferences (GPP) CSE and use it to do power management instead. It's 
> > much easier, not to mention that GPP gives you tons of other 
> > functionality as well. There is a good blog about it on the Directory 
> > Services team site located here (Parts 1 & 2 cover Vista/2008 and part
> 3
> covers Windows XP):
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/03/17/managing-power-with-
> > group-
> > policy-part-1-of-3.aspx
> > 
> > http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/03/19/managing-power-with-
> > group-
> > policy-part-2-or-3.aspx
> > 
> > http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/03/21/managing-power-with-
> > group-
> > policy-part-3-of-3.aspx
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Best of all GPP is free and DOES NOT require a Windows 2008 domain, 
> > just one Windows Vista SP1 workstation or Windows 2008 member server 
> > to create and edit the policies on.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > If you didn't gather it from the blog, keep in mind that with 
> > Vista/2008 you don't need anything special to do power management; you
> 
> > can do it natively in Group Policy (not even GPP is required).
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | 
> > Devon Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 |
> 
> > http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/>
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> 
> > On Behalf Of Pankaj Bhakta
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 6:52 PM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] GPO for Power Management
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Hi,
> > U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR program, Terra Novum developed the EZ GPO tool to
> 
> > centrally manage power management settings on Windows client
> workstations.
> > Their site link is given below:
> > 
> > http://www.terranovum.com/projects/energystar/ez_gpo.html
> > 
> > If anyone on the forum who had implemented this, could you please 
> > share your comments on the  tool.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Pankaj
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >  
> > 
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