See the following post I made a couple of months ago, which includes a ton of links for you to check out regarding GPP: http://www.freelists.org/archives/gptalk/06-2008/msg00111.html 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: Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:37 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management 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-gr oup-policy-part-1-of-3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/03/19/managing-power-with-gr oup-policy-part-2-or-3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/03/21/managing-power-with-gr oup-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 ________________________________ Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of all or any portion of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.