Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:42 AM
I am running on a 2003 Server Domain and would like to edit my users Power Management setting. I've only found one artical whcih seemed to suggest you can do this with 2008, but not 2003 Domain. I do Own 2008 Server however due to software conflicts & lack of setup time I went back to 2003. Any Ideas?
Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:06 PM
There is no Windows 2003 integrated GPO method to configure power settings.
If you absoluetly have to stick to Win 2003, a 3rd party add on is available here:
But now that GPP is available with Win 2008 (or Vista) you really should use this.
You can simply create a "Power Scheme" Item (in your case user based) and specify the needed options.
Of course you need some prerequisites (at least one Vista or Winows 2008 for management and the GPP CSE on each target machine).
If you are new to GPP, these links will help you to get into it:
And I really recommend to use the integrated HELP function of the GPP editor
(F1 or help button) which gives detailed information about each extension.
Besides all that, there is another approach: You OS integrated command line tool powercfg.exe
You can build a batch or script with that and at least trigger that via GPO...
- Marked As Answer by Mervyn ZhangModerator Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:16 AM
Thursday, December 06, 2012 3:47 PM
The policies available in Server 2008 are a big improvement but they only allow you to configure the same features as via Control Panel.
In many environments this is simply too crude as different users will have different needs. There are several commercial power management solutions out there that combine enterprise grade reporting with granular power management control. Whilst not free these products permit the policy to be finely turned thus avoiding any productivity loss and giving the project a bad name.
The leading PC power management software vendors are probably Data Synergy PowerMAN (www.datasynergy.com) and 1E Nightwatchman (www.1e.co.uk). Both products offer effective reporting together with huge combination of configuration options.
One word of warning: Perform a baseline before implementing any power management. This is the only way you can be sure what the savings are.
- Edited by HowardN1066 Thursday, December 06, 2012 3:48 PM added a bit more detail