Remotely changing the function of the power buttons action from "Do Nothing" to "Shutdown" on multiple machines
Posted on 2008-10-24
I am trying to find a way of changing the function of the power button from "Do nothing" to "Shutdown" on over 7000 screens running windows XP.
I have spent hours and hours on this - trawling the internet for information but have had little success.
Powercfg doesn't appear to have a switch to set this.
I have used a registry compare tool to and the following registry keys were changed:
I exported all of these keys with the values correctly set and compiled the relevant keys into one file called SD Keys. I then set the test machine back to the "Do Nothing" setting and double clicked the SD Keys reg file and got the confirmation that the settings had been changed. However the setting within power options stayed at "Do Nothing" and pressing the power button had no effect.
Any help on this would be GREATLY appreciated.