[gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie" <Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 20:48:29 -0500



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):






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).




Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy 
Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | 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


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:


If anyone on the forum who had implemented this, could you please share your 
comments on the  tool.





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