[gptalk] Re: Group Policy Setting to Configurate a Enterprise Power Scheme for XP SP2 workstations

  • From: "Alan & Margaret" <syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:31:06 +1100

Hi John,

 

I have not done this myself, but I know it is not possible to manage via a
simple ADM file because the settings are buried in binary records. However,
I have the following note from Mathieu CHATEAU who answered a similar
question here last year:-

 

-Install a small Msi to all computers, EZ-GPO.msi -Use the ADM from EZ-GPO

 

Everything is here:

http://www.terranovum.com/projects/energystar/index.html

 

You will need to deploy the GPO FIRST, and then deploy the small MSI.

If you do not do so, you will have to reboot computers.

 

The MSI install an NT Service that reads the GPO setting on start

 

Best of luck

 

Alan Cuthbertson

 

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, 15 March 2007 4:32 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Group Policy Setting to Configurate a Enterprise Power
Scheme for XP SP2 workstations

 

hello everyone, i've been tasked with designing a away to configuration
power 

management option for 40K XP SP2 workstations. I've attached the spreed
sheet 

that I use to check for various policy settings and could not find one.

 

Google turned uip that if I was running vista, I could go green from group 

policy.

 

The thought I have is to create a custom adm file to configure the following
reg 

keys

 

 

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg with reg_sz being 0

 

Standby detection threshold values (for the system, monitor, hard
disk-System 

hibernates, Turn off monitor, Turn off hard disks fields, respectively)  

HKCU\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\n\Policies 

Then I could have to capture the correct Binary-encoded parameters for the 

settings that I want. 

 

I'm also sure there would be a way to script this and make a wmi call, to 

configure the settings.  Does anyone know of or have a adm file that will 

control the power manage option to turn off a monitor and spin down a hard
drive 

and a xp sp2 workstation? Or a better way to do the same thing?

 

 

Thanks for any help you can give me. --John

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