[gptalk] Re: Vista Power Management

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 07:42:25 -0800


I haven't tried this yet, but using powercfg.exe, you can export a custom
power scheme and then import it using the same tool. So, I think what you'd
do is define the custom power scheme on one machine, export it to a .pow
file, get its custom GUID and use that in the GP to specify a custom power
plan. Then, you would need to run, most likely a startup script, on your
client that import the .pow file using powercfg. That way, when they get
that custom GUID policy, they know what it is and will respect it. In
looking at the available custom power options in Control Panel, it sounds
like you want to make sure that "Adaptive Display" is enabled. 




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of James F. Prudente
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 6:35 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Vista Power Management


Hi All,


Currently, I'm using a GPO to set our Vista machines to the "High
Performance" power setting. This is fine most of the time, but if someone is
using a PC for a presentation, the display powers down after 20 minutes.
Since this is set via group policy, the 20 minute setting is not adjustable
on the PC itself, even by an admin. And even using presentation mode seems
to have the same problem, since the option to turn off the screen saver is
grayed out.


Is there some way I can either adjust the default "High Performance" monitor
timeout via GPO or create a custom power management setting that would be
available on all Vista PCs?


Thanks for any help,



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