Change initial "Power Options" for new user profiles.
Posted on 2004-08-06
does anybody know a way to change the default Power Options (including Settings and Schemes), which are initially created for new user profiles under w2k prof.?
We want to configure our workstations in such a way that everytime a new user gets his profile after first logon in AD-Domain, there is just on Power Scheme with predefined settings existent and any other default Power Schemes (0-5) to be deleted. We don't want to do any further steps in configuring Power Options.
We just evaluated distribution with GPO (EZ_GPO) but this solution requires a little program to be started and distrubuted on every w2k client and also has a limitation on the dc settings.
Secondary we evaluated configuration with "powercfg.exe" (from w2003srv) and as third solution the configuration with a reg-file. Both solutions work, but have to be executed for each user after logon, with needed user-rights (they normally don't have!) to change those settings.
I also tried to set the default user settings under HKU\.Default\controlPanel\PowerCfg but this doesn't run
So I try to find the fourth solution...... as mentioned above..