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How to push  "Power Button" options via  script.

Posted on 2008-06-16
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I have 100 laptops I need to change the "When I close the lid of my computer" option from "Do Nothing" to "Stand by". Is there anyway to push this option via logon script or policy?
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We use an application called Desktop Authority to manage this.  It uses a logon script to set the actions for PCs.  There are sure to be other solutions out there that are cheaper or even free.

You might have a look at the following link
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_powerconfig
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We are a non profit so I must work with what I have. I use powerconfig to set the sleep mode and other switches, but it doesn't seem to work with the lid properties. I would like to find something like powerconfig that I could run from a script.
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Are you using group policy to manage the systems??
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Yes
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According to a post on technet Vista supports GPO management of power options but earlier versions do not (at least out of the box).  The post sent me to the energystar.gov site for a utility called EZ GPO

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_ez_gpo

this utility appears to allow management of power options via gpo in XP... will require download of 3rd party tool (free)
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I found this on google answers. It works perfect.

Change the setting using powercfg.cpl

Using Regedit, export the
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg\GlobalPowerPolicy]
Key into "Standby.reg":

Create batch StandbyMode.bat:
 regedit /s "StandbyMode.reg"
 rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

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