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power options GPO question

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  • We have a computer policy in place that sets the local power options.   Only users who have Local Admin rights can change this.   Is there a way to make standard users be able to change this computer setting?   Or must you have admin rights to change power settings?


    mqh7

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:45 PM

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  • Hi,
     

    You mean you've configured power option with Group Policy?
     

    You might want to take a look at the blog post below. It describes an alternative approach to achieve this without giving users the administrator right:
     
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/09/370263.aspx
     
    Grant the users related permission (“Set value” and “Create Subkey”) to below registry keys:
     
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg\GlobalPowerPolicy
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Controls Folder\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies
     
    Please have a try and see if it works.
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 8:30 AM
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  • Are you doing this with classic policy, or with preferences?

    https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/50798-how-to-set-up-power-management-by-group-policy-in-windows-7-and-higher
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/dd759141.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/03/21/managing-power-with-group-policy-part-3-of-3.aspx
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/09/30/configuring-a-power-plan-with-group-policy-preferences-by-alan-burchill.aspx


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 8:56 AM