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WADK components & setting used for power management with answer file for windows 8.1 ent RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,

    I have to deploy windows 8.1 ent device with MDT answer file related to power management  with customized  following settings:

    • High performances
    • sleep timeout settings
    • standby or sleep and hibernate setting
    • Enable critical battery task.

      But don't know 
      1. how to manage power settings using answer file (WADK) for win8.1.
      2. which OS Windows image component and setting used for power management in WADK.

    Thanks
    Richa Km

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:00 PM

Answers

  • The way I do it with my task sequences (this works with MDT as well as SCCM) is to have an exported power plan using the POWERCFG -EXPORT command.  I create a software package around the resulting *.POW file with a command do do an POWERCFG -IMPORT.  I then issue a POWERCFG -SETACTIVE command to the GUID of the *.POW file to enable that power scheme.

    More information on the POWERCFG command can be found here:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748940%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    Hope that helps,

    Darth.Mongo

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:28 PM

All replies

  • The way I do it with my task sequences (this works with MDT as well as SCCM) is to have an exported power plan using the POWERCFG -EXPORT command.  I create a software package around the resulting *.POW file with a command do do an POWERCFG -IMPORT.  I then issue a POWERCFG -SETACTIVE command to the GUID of the *.POW file to enable that power scheme.

    More information on the POWERCFG command can be found here:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748940%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    Hope that helps,

    Darth.Mongo

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:28 PM
  • Thanks Darth..It is very helpful for me.
    Yes..I got stuck while setting  SETACTIVE Command as its used GUID not power plan name as argument.
    Have u any  idea how to resolve this issue.

    Best Regards
    Richa 

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:49 AM
  • http://blogs.technet.com/b/fdcc/archive/2008/01/30/script-a-custom-power-management-policy.aspx
    This script link resolved  all issues.

    • Proposed as answer by Richa km Friday, March 20, 2015 5:51 AM
    • Edited by Richa km Friday, March 20, 2015 6:23 AM
    Friday, March 20, 2015 5:50 AM