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Any good Group Policy Managers out there?
Need to be able to set power settings on clients

 4:04 am on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've been banging my poor little brain into mush trying to get things to work right.

We have Server 2003 and about 12 windows xp pro clients. It seems that no matter what I do, I cannot change the power settings on the clients, even as an administrator. I've checked out the MS KB and tried applying their fix which is to create a power management policy. I also tried the EPAs EZ GPO which I could not get working either.

Anyway, I would appreciate it if anyone had any suggestions as to a GPO manager that will allow me to control the power settings on the individual clients





 4:17 am on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

have you tried editing registry values?


 12:35 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes I have, both in the Group Policy and on the individual client machine. I've Opened up the policy by giving full rights to Everyone, the individual users etc.

If I change the registry value on the client, for example, choosing which scheme (0-4) it will always revert to some type of default power scheme.

I'm also logging onto the client machine as Administrator and even that account can't control the power settings...

So, to answer you question, I have tried editing the reg values in the GPO and on the clients and have tried opening up permissions on the GPO and clients.

Receptional Andy

 12:41 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you're running a domain, the group policy is likely controlled by the server - so these will always revert on the clients to the domain-wide settings.


 4:38 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

when you say you are logging into the machine as the administrator is it the

network administrator

or are you logging into the local machine as the local machine admin (not authenticating with the PDC)


 9:32 pm on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Receptional Andy

RA - the problem is that I can't seem to get those settings for the domain to where I want them. I've been through the policy settings under the GPO a couple of times and I must be missing something.


I was logging as as the network adminstrator



I am going to try one other thing. One of my vendors is supposed to set up a conference call with a UPS manufacuter's rep. OUr thought is that the UPS folks have to have figured out how to manage power settings due to the nature of their product. I'll let you folks know what happens.


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