[gptalk] Re: Vista Power Management

  • From: "James F. Prudente" <jprudente@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:47:10 -0500

Thanks Darren, that did the trick.




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:42 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Vista Power Management



I haven't tried this yet, but using powercfg.exe, you can export a
custom power scheme and then import it using the same tool. So, I think
what you'd do is define the custom power scheme on one machine, export
it to a .pow file, get its custom GUID and use that in the GP to specify
a custom power plan. Then, you would need to run, most likely a startup
script, on your client that import the .pow file using powercfg. That
way, when they get that custom GUID policy, they know what it is and
will respect it. In looking at the available custom power options in
Control Panel, it sounds like you want to make sure that "Adaptive
Display" is enabled. 




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of James F. Prudente
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 6:35 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Vista Power Management


Hi All,


Currently, I'm using a GPO to set our Vista machines to the "High
Performance" power setting. This is fine most of the time, but if
someone is using a PC for a presentation, the display powers down after
20 minutes. Since this is set via group policy, the 20 minute setting is
not adjustable on the PC itself, even by an admin. And even using
presentation mode seems to have the same problem, since the option to
turn off the screen saver is grayed out.


Is there some way I can either adjust the default "High Performance"
monitor timeout via GPO or create a custom power management setting that
would be available on all Vista PCs?


Thanks for any help,



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