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looking for a Group Policy setting to allow domain users to adjust the power settings in XP Pro

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I have a windows 2000 domain with mostly XP Pro PC's. I am tring to find a group policy setting that will allow Domain users to be allowed to changed the power settings on the local PC. Or if I could find away to make this change without giving the users poweruser or admin rights. I do not want the monitor and harddrive to shut down. I have been granting the user poweruser rights making the change then changing the rights back.

Thanks for your help

Don
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I don't believe this is achievable through policy settings.  I hope I am wrong for your sake however.  
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If it is not possible does anyone know of another way this can be achieved?
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i would say the only way is the way you have been doing it.  or you can create an image of one pc and image the rest instead of doing it one by one.  this is probably not possible however if they are not new pc's.
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You could disable the 'Disable Display in control panel' group policy and then disable the tabs that you do not want the user to change.  

This way the user will be able to access the power button.
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by:Kenneniah
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You can also use EZ GPO to control power management through Group Policy.
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_pm_ez_gpo
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915160 here is a link to allow users access to powercfg without giving up security
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