[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:



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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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

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

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 



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




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


Standby detection threshold values (for the system, monitor, hard

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

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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