Jamie- That's a good one. It sounds like whatever merging rules they are applying to this are not respecting basic GP Settings merging rules. I believe GPP settings are cached under All Users\AppData. Can you see the resulting XML files in there for that user and if so, do they show both settings? From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:51 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Configuring Power Options with GPP Hi All, Been messing with the Power Options in GPP and am running into a problem. I've used the same settings (in PolicyMaker) to do basic power management before but haven't run into this issue. I have a GPO at the top of my hierarchy where I have configured both the computer and user side of the GPO to set the active Power Scheme to "Always On". Further down on a sub OU containing user objects, I have configured just the USER side to set the scheme to "Presentation". Now here is the weird part; immediately after logging on with a user account in the sub OU, the Power Scheme is set to "Presentation" as I have desired it to. However, when the background policy refresh occurs it is getting set back to "Always On" for some reason. When I do an GP Results Wizard query, the user side settings from both GPOs are present with a message stating: "The following settings have applied to this object. Within this category, settings nearest the top of the report are the prevailing settings when resolving conflicts." "Always On" is listed first but I don't understand where that priority is being set since the "Presentation" scheme is being set in a GPO with higher precedence. With the EZ GPO tool from the EPA, anything you configured on the computer side only applied when no user was logged on to the machine. User side policy only affected logged on users. Does this same concept apply to GPP? If not, I guess I don't understand GPP Power Options as well as I thought I did. J Someone care to explain the difference between configuring schemes on the computer side vs. the user side? What kind of behavior is to be expected when schemes are configured for both? Regards, Jamie Nelson | Systems Engineer | Systems Support, Information Technology | I N T E G R I S Health | Phone 405.552.0903 | Fax 405.553.5687 | <http://www.integrisok.com/> http://www.integrisok.com _____ This e-mail may contain identifiable health information that is subject to protection under state and federal law. This information is intended to be for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited and may be punishable by law. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify us immediately by electronic mail (reply).