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Having difficulties creating Power Options .adm file for GP.

Posted on 2008-10-30
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CLASS USER
CATEGORY !!ControlPanel
    CATEGORY !!PowerOptionsCat
 
            POLICY !!PowerConfigurationCfg
      KEYNAME "Control Panel\PowerCfg"
      PART !!PowerScheme DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
                     VALUENAME "CurrentPowerPolicy"
                               ITEMLIST
                                   NAME !!PowerSchemeHomeOfficeDesk   VALUE NUMERIC 0
                                   NAME !!PowerSchemePortableLaptop      VALUE NUMERIC 1
                    NAME !!PowerSchemePresentation          VALUE NUMERIC 2 DEFAULT
                                   NAME !!PowerSchemeAlwaysOn             VALUE NUMERIC 3
                    NAME !!PowerSchemeMinimalPowerManagement VALUE NUMERIC 4
                                   NAME !!PowerSchemeMaxBattery            VALUE NUMERIC 5
                              END ITEMLIST
      END PART            
            END POLICY

     END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

[strings]
ControlPanel="Control Panel"
PowerOptionsCat="Power Options"

PowerConfigurationCfg="Power Configuration"

PowerScheme="Configure Power Settings:"
PowerSchemeHomeOfficeDesk="Home/Office Desk"
PowerSchemePortableLaptop="Portable/Laptop"
PowerSchemePresentation="Presentation"
PowerSchemeAlwaysOn="Always On"
PowerSchemeMinimalPowerManagement="Minimal Power Management"
PowerSchemeMaxBattery="Max Battery"

I have created a power.adm file from the text above. However, when I add the template to Local Policy on an XP Pro machine the only thing that shows up is a Power Options container under Control Panel with nothing else inside. In other words it creates a container for the policy I wish to configure but it is empty. I think it may have to do with the fact that it is trying to reference a registry string [CurrentPowerPolicy] instead of a DWORD or BINARY type. I'm not sure what to substitute in place of the VALUE type of NUMERIC to change a string's data value.
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Toni Uranjek earned 2000 total points
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Hi!

Go to Administrative templates, the clikc View menu, select Filtering and clear check box in front of "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed".

HTH

Toni
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Thanks,
It can be the simplest settings that are the most frustrating.

Shawn
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