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What is the correct client power options settings when using WSUS?

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What should the power option settings (standy, etc.) be for my Windows XP WSUS clients?  I need to know what is the best way to configure the clients power options so that we can still manage power without affecting WSUS updates to the clients.
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I don't quite understand what you mean. I'm going to assume you want users to leave computers on one night per week in order for Windows updates to be installed over night, and you need to know how to set the Standby / Hibernate options in Power Options to ensure that the computer will still install updates?
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That is correct.  
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You are most definitely going to need to stop the workstations from entering "Hibernate" mode, so that option should be set to "Never" in the Power Options window. Stand By could also cause a problem, so I would set that to Never too. However, shutting down the monitor and HDD can continue as it is already.

Have you considered simply making use of the "Install Updates and Shut Down" feature instead? This becomes the option which is AUTOMATICALLY selected when Windows shuts down, thus when a user shuts their computer down, they just press OK, leave it and it will install the pending updates and turn off. This means they don't need to leave them on over night etc.

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Thanks  for the help.  That should work.
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