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    After installing SteadyState, I can change the power setting under the logins with Administrator rights but not the others.  The power setting change also does not transfer to the other users.  So, the user with Administrator right may be set as "Always on" while the others are on a "Home/Desktop" setting.  I see the program has an auto logoff feature but this will not stop the computer from shutting down the monitor or going into standby after a certain period of time.

     

    Any suggestions??

    Saturday, September 15, 2007 7:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi Kelaptop,

     

    Please understand that only administrators have privilege to change power settings. Thus, no matter SteadyState is installed or not, the power settings cannot be configured from a non-admin user account. The configurations cannot be transferred either. You can uninstall SteadyState or create a new user with “No Restrictions” to test this.

     

    This appears to be a general Windows configurations XP issue. As this forum focuses on SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows XP public newsgroup:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

     

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other customers who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    For your reference, we can join a user to administrator group with the following steps:

     

    1. Click Start and then Run.

    2. Type in “Control userpasswords2” without quotations and click OK.

    3. Select one user account and then click Properties. Select “Group Membership”

    4. Select Administrators from Others drop down list. Click OK.

     

    Best Regards,

    Monday, September 17, 2007 9:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi Kelaptop,

     

    Please understand that only administrators have privilege to change power settings. Thus, no matter SteadyState is installed or not, the power settings cannot be configured from a non-admin user account. The configurations cannot be transferred either. You can uninstall SteadyState or create a new user with “No Restrictions” to test this.

     

    This appears to be a general Windows configurations XP issue. As this forum focuses on SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows XP public newsgroup:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.general

     

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other customers who read the newsgroups regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    For your reference, we can join a user to administrator group with the following steps:

     

    1. Click Start and then Run.

    2. Type in “Control userpasswords2” without quotations and click OK.

    3. Select one user account and then click Properties. Select “Group Membership”

    4. Select Administrators from Others drop down list. Click OK.

     

    Best Regards,

    Monday, September 17, 2007 9:39 AM
  • I believe you can actually change power settings for other users if you go in the registry and make some changes...

     

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder.  Select the PowerCFG Key and choose properties.  Choose the Users group and give them Full Control

     

    I don't expect anyone from MSFT would ever tell you to do this though, just warning you

    Monday, April 28, 2008 8:10 PM