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Windows 8.1 Group Policy Sleep Settings

    Question

  • OS - Windows 8.1

    Domain - Server 2008 R2

    Hello,

    I am attempting to set the sleep settings on shared tablet devices, where the system will not sleep while on battery until 30 minutes have elapsed.  

    I have attempted to set both the 'Specify the system sleep timeout (on battery)' and 'Specify the unattended sleep timeout (on battery)' group policies under Computer...Policies...Admin Templates...System...Power Management...Sleep Settings but neither seem to be taking affect.  Group policy results show the machine is picking up the policy so I know it's seeing it.

    I have also attempted to set each via a group policy created on a windows server 2012 machine with no luck.  Is there another place I should be looking to set this?  Is there a way to set via registry instead?

    Thanks for any assistance.

    Friday, June 26, 2015 6:57 PM

Answers

  • Hello Bryan LaChance,

    I could advise you to use Group Policy Preferences to set the Power Plan to be applied on the devices, here are some documents with screenshots to be familiar on these item's configurations:

    Configuring a Power Plan with Group Policy Preferences (by Alan Burchill)
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/09/30/configuring-a-power-plan-with-group-policy-preferences-by-alan-burchill.aspx


    Detailed actions and considerations to look:

    Configure a Power Plan Item (Windows Vista and later)
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759141.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


    Document to troubleshoot a common scenario when you use Peferences for Power Plans:

    Customized Power Management policy does not take effect on Windows 7
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2757199?wa=wsignin1.0


    I hope this information helps you to reach your goal. :D

    5ALU2 !
    Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:37 PM
  • Hello,

    For anyone interested, we decided to export a custom power plan via a windows 8 client.  Then import that plan via a logon script.  Seems to have been the only way to get the settings to apply correctly.  We also had to adjust the local group policy so that logon scripts would be applied immediately with windows 8.1 instead of the default 5 minute delay.


    Friday, July 10, 2015 7:00 PM

All replies

  • Hello Bryan LaChance,

    I could advise you to use Group Policy Preferences to set the Power Plan to be applied on the devices, here are some documents with screenshots to be familiar on these item's configurations:

    Configuring a Power Plan with Group Policy Preferences (by Alan Burchill)
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/09/30/configuring-a-power-plan-with-group-policy-preferences-by-alan-burchill.aspx


    Detailed actions and considerations to look:

    Configure a Power Plan Item (Windows Vista and later)
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759141.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396


    Document to troubleshoot a common scenario when you use Peferences for Power Plans:

    Customized Power Management policy does not take effect on Windows 7
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2757199?wa=wsignin1.0


    I hope this information helps you to reach your goal. :D

    5ALU2 !
    Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:37 PM
  • Hello,

    I have tried GPP prior with not much luck, however I will investigate further to see if there is something I missed based off your links.  Although many are for windows 7 which I am not running, hopefully they still apply.

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:43 AM
  • Hello,

    For anyone interested, we decided to export a custom power plan via a windows 8 client.  Then import that plan via a logon script.  Seems to have been the only way to get the settings to apply correctly.  We also had to adjust the local group policy so that logon scripts would be applied immediately with windows 8.1 instead of the default 5 minute delay.


    Friday, July 10, 2015 7:00 PM
  • Hi Bryan,

    Thanks a lot for your sharing.

    Best Regards

    Elaine 


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    Monday, July 13, 2015 2:12 AM
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