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powercfg.exe in Windows 2000?

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I noticed that powercfg.exe is part of windowsXP   is there an equivilent command for windows 2000.  Is it possible to edit the powermanagement via commandline for windows2k?

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Randy
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I've got a pretty complete installation of Windows XP SP1 on the machine I'm using right now and I have a powercfg.cpl (control panel applet) but no .exe.  Nor is there on any of the XP machines office where I currently work.

Is it possible that the file you have found on your machine has been installed by some third party?  What does it do when you run it?

Right-click on the executable file in Windwos explorer and choose 'Properties'.  Click on the 'Version' tab and look through the items in the 'Item Name' box.  What info is against 'Company'?
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I did copy it over to the win2k machine and it does not run  gives a dll error and some other error
I see - comes from 2003 server.

Have just copied this onto a 2000 Pro box I have and it appears to work without error.  There are plenty of applications and patches / service packs installed on it so this could easily be the reason that it works.

Does your DLL error say that which DLL file is missing?  Have you tried to copy this from the server / XP box as well?

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Here is the error

The Procedure point WriteProcessorPWR could not be located in the dynamic link library PowerProf.dll

IT is a default win2k pro installed with service pack4 via an OEM PReinstallation Unattended CD ROM

If you mean powrprof.dll (no 'e') then yesm this has found it's way onto my 2000 box somehow.

Can you copy it from your other machine?  If so then run powercfg again to see if it runs okay or errors again...

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I will try that :-)   Good idea :-)

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ok I installed it and it appeared to run without no dll errors but it did not actually change the setting in the power setting....  Did you see if it actually worked in your CP-->display-->screensaver-->Power Settings
:-)

Didn't try ti use it, just saw that it ran.

Will check it out, but won't be for 24 hours of so as am working at client site today.

Maybe someone else can chip in in the meantime...

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Any Updates on this?   I have not been able to get anywhere
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Unfortunately, I believe you may be out of luck with trying to get this to work on your system. As stated previously, Microsoft doesn't guarantee that it will work, and only states that it may work.

I will search for options for command line editing of the power management for you. If I find anything, I'll post it here for you.

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Any updates on this?

Randy

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anyone?

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I am not abandoning nothing.  I am waiting for an answer......
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