power options GPO question


  • 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?


    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:

    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.


    Ethan Hua

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

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

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 8:56 AM