Global Power Policy


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Guest

Hi

We're rolling out XP Pro to all our users' desktops... and would like to set
the same Global Power Policy for every machine and all users. I have set the
power scheme as admin, but when I log in as a user, the power options are set
differently, though they're not changeable (no rights).... hacking the
registry got nowhere either... Help.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Please visit the Group Policy experts:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.group_policy

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

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| Hi
|
| We're rolling out XP Pro to all our users' desktops... and would like to set
| the same Global Power Policy for every machine and all users. I have set the
| power scheme as admin, but when I log in as a user, the power options are set
| differently, though they're not changeable (no rights).... hacking the
| registry got nowhere either... Help.
 
G

Guest

That's not satisfactory for everyone. GPO is only available on domain
controllers. How does one get the power settings matched across users
(including the system account) on a single machine? I've found if everyone
logs off thier account the system won't go to sleep since no user settings
are running.
 
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Guest

So far the only way I've been able to get this to work is to copy the profile
of the user I set power settings for to the default user profile. I
typically do this for a machine image (we use Symantec Ghost) so i'm sure not
to mess up any of the user's settings.

I've been trying to get to the news group about the group policy but can't.
I wish MS would make it a standard add in to group policy. I can't find a
template anywhere.

Here's something I do that works:
Create another username on the computer with administrative rights.
Log in as that user and set the power settings as you want them to be for
everyone.
Restart the computer so that user profile is no longer in use
Log in as administrator
Make sure you are able to view hidden files and folders
Right click My Computer-Properties-Advanced and click Settings under User
Profiles
Select the profile of the username you used to set the power settings and
click Copy Profile.
Browse down to c:\documents and settings\default user (if you don't see
default user be sure to view hidden files/folders) and click Copy
When prompted to overwrite click Yes.
You can then delete the extra account you created.
Then each time a new user logs on to the machine they will have the power
settings you speficy. The admin account will not have the same settings
because they were already set but that's easy enough to fix. Just log in as
administrator and set them as you wish.

Good luck. Like I said, I do this as part of building Ghost images.
 

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