[gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management

  • From: "Pankaj Bhakta" <bhakta@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 21:37:16 +1200

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.  









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Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:48 PM
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Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO for Power Management




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 <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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