Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to the rescue! Yes you can certainly do this with the new GPP extensions that Microsoft has released. You'll have to deploy the client side extensions to your desktop machines, as well as have at least one 2008 Member Server or Vista SP1 RSAT workstation to create/edit the policies on. If GPP won't work for you for some reason, you can also look at the EZGPO <http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_ez_gpo> tools which are available for free from the EPA. They also require deployment of a client piece, but you can create/edit the policy objects on any OS. I've used both approaches in the past and they've both worked pretty well. GPP preferences are a little more flexible and user-friendly so I would go that route first. Regards, 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 Timothy J. Parker Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:37 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Power Schemes in GP? Is it possible to set these values through a GP? I have some machines that are desktop units that it appears have the portable/laptop option set. So they go to sleep after a period of time. This makes it tough for me to remotely administer or support them when users are not around. I want to create a policy that will set all the machines to the same settings so I don't have to visit all the desks. TIA. Tim Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of all or any portion of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.