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We have a Screen Saver GPO wich also removes the screen saver tab from display in Control Panel.  By hiding the screen saver tab, we no longer have a way of adjusting the power settings.  
Becuase of the GPO setting, any new system brought online has a hibernation time out of 5 minutes, a system standby setting of 5 minutes and a "turn off hard drive" setting of 5 minutes.  


Is there a GPO that I can enable to adjust desktop power schemes or to set all options to never?

thanks to all.

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Hi rmjcvelez,

hmm im not sure of away around this, why dont you just specify a screensaver

or use the RUNAS command and use your admin account to make the changes

Cheers!
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I must say i tried that ez_gpo and did not have much success to my disappointment but if you get it going give me a shout.

The only way i have come up with to adjust power is via policymaker - www.desktopstandard.com - there are other packages out there but this gives a whole lot of extras as well and is an excellent product.

I don't know why MS just don't complete a product instead of have making it and waiting for thirdparty companies to come in and finish it off for them.

Michael
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yeah i agree Michael, i started looking at that policy maker but havent got to far as yet

any interesting guides you have on it anywhere?
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No guides I am afraid, but you can get a trial version of it. The thing i like is that it is fully integrated with gp and the filters in it are brilliant you can filter by machine name / user / amount of ram hard disk space / ou wheither its on battery power or not. Also it is very simple to use.

The support is pretty good too however it is very clever software so there is no fooling it in terms of licenses. I licensed it for 50 users on a site and they had something like 60 user accounts setup but only actually 45 people and the software refused to work till I cleaned down the users.

There is another pc of software by quest. www.quest.com it is cheaper but not as fluent as policymaker.

I think aswell if you give the people at desktopstandard a shout they will do a webex demo for you to show you policy maker.

Michael

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may just do that when i get the time,

Thanks Michael
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